Conventional wisdom looks at the classic business traveler with pity, as a personification of stress and sleep-deprivation, perpetually unadjusted to the revolving door of ever-changing time zones, language barriers, and dubious airplane food items.
Boomers, generations X, Y, Z ... and now "millennials". Generations follow one another with different aspirations and needs in their daily work life. The business travel sector is no exception. Explanations on the expectations of this new generation of corporate travelers.
In recent years, we have seen the blurring lines between our professional and private lives, as technology allows us to be constantly connected. Thanks in part to mobile professional devices, this interconnectivity allows business travelers to be more efficient than ever while traveling, hardly missing a beat. While some may argue that this means we are constantly working, even during our off hours, others are taking full advantage of this by extending their business trips and adding a leisure component. Gone are the days of the “quickie” business trip, where the traveler flies in, spends their entire time in an office and hotel room and flies out. Modern travel behavior is evolving, as more travelers fit in leisure while on the road, mixing business with pleasure. While this type of travel is not new, its recent surge in popularity has coined it the term “bleisure”.