You may be asking, what is bleisure travel? This now common term, bleisure, refers to when an individual turns a business travel venture into a leisure travel experience. This can be done by making a business trip longer to allow time to explore and enjoy the area you might not otherwise see outside of an office or conference room.
This isn’t the first time we’ve discussed bleisure travel as a current popular travel trend. Last year, we created this bleisure travel infographic to take a closer look at who was engaging in bleisure travel and what many of their motives were. Since then, the blending of business and leisure travel is becoming more and more common.
This travel trend is a popular one, and one that is getting more and more popular every year.
Young professionals are traveling more and more for business purposes, some as many as six times a year. And with many vacation days going unused, people are deciding to make the most of these travels and enjoy a mini vacation experience as well.
In a recent 2018 study, 60% of business trips had an added leisure element to them. This percentage is up from 43% in 2016, showing that bleisure travel is rapidly growing in popularity.
Domestic travel is the leader, with 90% of business travel happening in the United States. New York City, Boston, Orlando, Houston, and Phoenix have become some of the most popular destinations for business travel, while also offering travelers plenty of opportunities for fun and entertainment.
And while domestic travel has been the most common, international bleisure travel has completely skyrocketed. In 2016, 52% of international business trips were extended for leisure purposes. Now, in 2018, that has risen to 80%.
You’re already doing the smart thing by adding vacation elements to your business trip, why not upgrade it a step further? You could stay in a small, cramped hotel room, or you could rent a timeshare!
Timeshare accommodations provide you will all the comforts of home like full kitchens, laundry machines, and living rooms so that your traveling experience can be that much more comfortable. Not to mention that timeshare rentals are incredibly affordable when going through the secondary market. You can save big and get more value out of your trip.
Timeshare resorts are also located in all the most popular destinations, making it highly likely that you can find one near where your business meetings are taking place. Start planning today by browsing our timeshares for rent. Or, if your trip is happening sooner rather than later, find even more savings with our last minute timeshare rentals.