The Rise of the Bleisure Traveller

Published on 21st November 2016

It’s fair to say that the glamour of business travel soon wears thin and there’s little to recommend it as a way to see the world. However, a growing number of regular business travellers are breaking free from the grind and extending their stays to include some quality leisure time.

Work and Play

More and more people are finding that the necessity of business travel is seeing this become almost a lifestyle choice. With that, it’s no surprise then that many are now tagging on annual leave to their business trip in order to relax and explore their destination city.

There’s something to be said for having something to look forward to at the end of what’s invariably a stress inducing business trip. Whether it’s catching a West End show, immersing yourself in the Edinburgh Fringe or having a pint at the Rovers Return, there’s a ton of fun to be had outside of work!

And the best part is that it’s not only good for you, it’s good for business too. Studies have shown that employees who partake of a bit of leisure while on business are better rested, more engaged and consequently more productive. Who would disagree with the simple truth that to give your best you can’t be exhausted when you get there?

Business and Pleasure

They say never to mix business with pleasure, but many are now seeing the attraction in doing just that. You don’t have to ‘fly solo’ when travelling on business either. Many bleisure travellers are taking family members or their significant other with them on business trips. Not only is it a treat to have company when you’re away from home, but it can be an enriching experience having someone else to share some down time with.

Free time added at the beginning or end of a business trip can be a great way to see new places, dine out or explore another city’s culture without having to wait for the opportunity to climb your ‘to do’ list.

Planning is Everything

Effective planning definitely makes for a more rewarding short stay and savvy bleisure travellers always research their destinations. Whether it’s selecting excellent dining options, figuring out the must-see sights or choosing where to indulge in some retail therapy, there are lots of app-based solutions to guide you. Where to stay is of course one of the key priorities for any trip, either business or pleasure, and is a vital decision when the two combine.

At Dreamhouse, our apartments are all perfectly located, whichever city you happen to be visiting. Ideally situated for when work calls, our private and luxuriously appointed apartments give you so much more than a hotel when it comes to kicking back on your own time.

When you’re planning your next business trip, think wider, think bleisure and call us at Dreamhouse Apartments to make your stay perfect.

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