Bleisure Travel Revisited – 2023

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We talked a little bit about “Bleisure Travel” last year. Bleisure travel can be the perfect mix of business and leisure, appealing to professionals by adding weekends or weeks to business trips, whether traveling solo, with a partner, or with the family.  Now, in 2023, while there are even more terms emerging like “Flexcations” which is short for flexible vacations that combine remote work with leisure travel or “Mullet Travel” which is business in the front and party in the back, the trend endures and continues to grow.  

According to hospitalitynet, their Bleisure Travel Report from 2018 revealed that 60% of business travelers extended their work trips for personal travel, as compared to data from their 2023 Traveler Value Index, which revealed that bleisure travel had jumped to76% of business travelers planning to take a bleisure trip in the next 12 months.

While the benefits of bleisure travel are numerous, the primary advantages seem to be a boost in morale and reduction in stress.  Bleisure helps to promote a healthier work-life balance, while also increasing the number of employees who are willing to travel on business, which can directly result in improvements in productivity.  

For blended travelers, which can be remote workers, digital nomads, and families, comfort, efficiency, and flexibility are essential.  As a result, according to The 2023 Traveler: Emerging Trends that are Innovating the Traveler Experience, A Report by Hilton, this year’s hotel guests are more likely to book hotels with flexible, hybrid spaces.

The Four Points by Sheraton Norwood is the perfect place to enjoy business, leisure, and everything in between!  Located in central Massachusetts, and only miles away from Boston and Worcester, we provide the perfect accommodations for the bleisure traveler or blended traveler.  Not only is our hotel equipped with the necessities of productivity, but we are also located in an area surrounded by some of the best New England has to offer. 

Our accommodations offer an array of business amenities, from newly renovated hotel guestrooms, which feature ergonomic workstations and complimentary Wi-Fi, to our newly renovated conference center, which boasts 40,000 sq. ft. of flexible and spacious meeting space with the ability to accommodate events and meetings ranging from 2 to 500 people.  If you are here on bleisure travel, stay a little longer and enjoy our first-rate hotel amenities, like our wonderful indoor pool and hot tub, and our award-winning on-site restaurant, One Bistro.  The Four Points by Sheraton Norwood is here for all your work and travel needs!  Call us today at 781-769-7900 to book your next bleisure experience!