BLEISURE: FOR BUSINESS AND LEISURE
It is really important to keep the ultimate goal of the trip as a priority. A safe way to achieve that would be to squeeze a few extra days at the beginning or at the end of your business trip to explore the destination you are visiting, so they are not really blended.
Whether solo, with a partner, or as a family, professionals around the globe are increasingly adding a few extra hours to their work trips. However, research found that for most business travellers there’s only one element deterring them from bleisure: time. If you can´t add time to the trip don´t worry! There are other options to squeeze in as much leisure into a business trip.
The bleisure guide
If you have the chance to decide in which area you will be staying, choose wisely! Even a short evening walk after your business responsibilities around your hotel might be a relaxing experience and a chance to blend with the locals. Sightseeing and dining are some of the activities preferred by bleisure travellers during their trips. Treat yourself to a comfortable hotel room instead of staying out in cafes and restaurants to relax, refresh and get some work done in comfort.
A good prior preparation plays a major role for a successful bleisure trip. Admit to yourself that you will not have enough time to see everything, so try to limit down your list to the most important worth-visiting places, which are in a reasonable distance from your hotel. When packing, choose outfits appropriate not only for your business meetings, but also for your urban explorations. Try not to overdo it!
Travelling is for many people one of the most enjoyable things to do. Vacation opportunities should not be wasted and a mix of a business trip with a leisure one seems ideal.