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August 11, 2022

In a Bind over Bleisure

Society has been talking about bleisure travel for years, the portmanteau of “business” and “leisure” that often sees a business traveler extend a trip for leisure purposes.

And while the appetite for bleisure travel remains strong among employees — in many cases stronger than before the pandemic — the concept has changed in both name and format.

Today, many use the term “blended travel” to describe bleisure, which is no longer just a bit of pre- or post-work fun: some business travelers want even more flexibility. Many companies now cater to the growing crowd of workers who want to be constantly on the move, be able to work from a destination remotely for a few extra weeks and just have the opportunity to work from anywhere.

And while an increasing number of travel policies are beginning to address blended travel, the majority of it still seems to be at least partly unmanaged. It is an area that has eluded many travel management companies (TMCs) thus far but, perhaps, offers opportunity in the months and years to come.

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