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‘Bleisure’ Travel – Adding Leisure to Business Travel

‘Bleisure’ Travel – Adding Leisure to Business Travel

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Business travel can be a nightmare for many. Blurring lines between leisure and business travel — often referred to as ‘bleisure’ travel — has become more popular over the past few years. As long as it’s not forbidden by your company, fly to a desired destination to spend the weekend, and then head to your business meeting. 

Francesca so why ‘bleisure’? 

Many destinations are too expensive to go to otherwise so as long as your company allows, it makes sense to combine the two and get some site-seeing in.

Traveling to a destination ahead of time will give international businesspeople a window to adjust to a time change before their workweek starts.

Get to the meetings refreshed and with a positive attitide – making them them more successful in their business meetings.

Tips 

GET TSA PRE-CHECK OR GLOBAL ENTRY

For frequent travelers, TSA PreCheck or Global Entry is essential for expediting the security check. You don’t need to remove your shoes or belt, and you can keep your 3.4-ounce liquids in your bag and your computer safely in its case. TSA PreCheck costs $85 for five years and Global Entry is $100 for five years.PACK SMART AND CHOOSE QUALITY LUGGAGE

If your a regular business traveler/frequent flyer quality and space economic luggage is KEY (especially if you plan on extending your trip.) TRS Ballistic Luggage for example uniquely allows one to connect and roll multiple luggage pieces with one finger (think briefcases to suitcases) and has four wheels so no airport cart needed – making it time and space economic. See here.

REACH ELITE STATUS IN AN AIRLINE’S LOYALTY PROGRAM

If you don’t have status on an airline, get that first. Elite status in a frequent flyer program gives you airport lounge access, priority boarding, complimentary upgrades and more. When you’re on long-haul flights or visiting multiple cities, these luxuries can make travel a better experience.