November 13, 2018

‘Bleisure’ travel on the rise in EMEA


Research by SAP Concur shows the trend of combining leisure elements with work trips – commonly known as bleisure – is on the rise across EMEA.

SAP Concur Travel and Expense data collected between January and December 2017 shows bleisure trips jumped 46 per cent on 2016, with the most popular destinations being Tel Aviv, London, Paris, Dubai and Frankfurt. Globally, such trips increased 20 per cent.

For the purposes of the research, SAP Concur defined bleisure as a trip including a Saturday night stay.

Furthermore, the data showed it is not just employees from large enterprises driving the bleisure trend; a growing number of SME staff are choosing to combine a leisure stay with a business trip, with data from Concur Hipmunk showing nearly one in five SME trips included a Saturday night stay.

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