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Bleisure, a New Target Market for Hotels: the 5-Step Plan for Success

Patrick Landman | December 4, 2019

By Patrick Landman Bleisure has become a booming customer segment for hotels. “Bleisure” is a portmanteau of the words business and leisure, and refers to corporate travellers which also add leisure activities into their stay. It is also known as “bizcation” or “workcation”. The typical question that guests are asked, “Are you traveling for business or leisure?” will likely soon require the third option of bleisure. Discover how to attract bleisure guests to your hotel in this brief 5-step guide for hotel operation, revenue management, and hotel marketing professionals. What Type of Guest Profile Does Bleisure Travelers In...

Sustainability Hasn’t Translated Into Travel Policies, But Is an Important Topic for Travel Managers

the Global Business Travel Association | November 21, 2019

Alexandria, VA (November 21, 2019)— Sustainability is a hot topic, but it is one that has not translated into the overall corporate travel program, according to new research out today from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in partnership with SAP Concur. With more emphasis expected on sourcing with sustainable suppliers in the coming years, this is yet to be rendered into the overall travel policy with one-third (33 percent) of travel managers saying that they either mandate (6 percent) or encourage (27 percent) travelers to book with suppliers using sustainable practices. Nevertheless, sustainability is very important to tra...

Travel Trends Index: International Inbound Travel Tumbles for Fourth Month This Year

U.S. Travel Association | September 4, 2019

Business travel rebounds to help sustain healthy growth of domestic market Washington — Travel to and within the U.S. grew 3.2% year-over-year in July, according to the U.S. Travel Association’s latest Travel Trends Index (TTI)—a slight rebound from June’s nine-month low. International inbound travel contracted once again in July, falling by 1.2%. The decline follows a disappointing June performance which saw the sector’s six-month trend fall below zero for the first time since September 2015. The Leading Travel Index (LTI), the predictive component of the TTI, projects international inbound travel growth will re...

Sixty-Four Percent of Travelers Secretly Extend Business Trips for Pleasure – Without Telling Anyone

La Quinta by Wyndham | August 14, 2019

La Quinta® by Wyndham uncovers seasonal bleisure trends with latest survey about summer business travel PARSIPPANY, N.J. (August 14, 2019) — Summer is peak vacation time for most, but for frequent business travelers it can be a struggle to squeeze in a much-needed vacation between work trips. With its latest “La Quinta Means Business” national survey, La Quinta® by Wyndham — a trusted hotel brand among career commuters for more than 50 years — unveils the unique trends and challenges for business travelers during the summer season and busy back-to-school months. The survey offers insight on the distinct experience of busines...

Survey Says: Young Business Travelers Prefer Solo Sightseeing and Social Workspaces

Hilton Hotels & Resorts | August 6, 2019

MCLEAN, Va. -- August 6, 2019 -- As Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to innovate its offerings for the next generation of business travelers, the flagship brand is releasing new survey findings uncovering the travel highs and lows for young professionals, ages 23-35, who attend meetings while on the road. The survey revealed that, while young business travelers prefer a buzzing social environment and in-person interactions during regular work hours, they would rather spend their evenings on their own. Hilton previously conducted research unveiling that business travel is a major work perk among this group. This year, the findings f...

Hospitality Financial Leadership: Subsidizing Your Company, Association Meeting Costs / David Lund

David Lund | August 5, 2019

By David Lund In my recent travels working with clients and delivering keynotes as well as financial leadership workshops for management teams and hotel associations, I noticed an interesting way that more than one client used to “subsidize” their meetings—reducing their costs—and I wanted to share it with you. Having your regional meeting, national meeting or hosting your association event is expensive. There are travel costs, perhaps speaker fees and venue costs. Depending on the type of event there can be accommodations, meals, audiovisual and meeting room rentals. For companies, there is also lost productivity cost associate...

New Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ Reveals Hotel Experience Is a Major Driver of Overall Trip Satisfaction

the Global Business Travel Association | July 25, 2019

Business Travelers Happy with Travel Experience Despite 54% Having Travel Mishaps Alexandria, VA (July 25, 2019) – More than half (54%) of business travelers have experienced a mishap* while on the road for work in the last year, with 52% reporting they had a delayed flight and 40% a cancelled flight. However, the vast majority (86%) of global travelers are satisfied with their overall business travel experiences, according to the newly relaunched GBTA Business Traveler Sentiment Index™ in partnership with RoomIt by CWT™, the hotel distribution division of CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform. Traveler experience proved to ha...

Business Travelers Seek Personalized Options & Payment Efficiencies

The Global Business Travel Association | July 17, 2019

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--July 17, 2019 --Business travelers want hotel options that are convenient, personalized and competitively priced with amenities. New research from the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), in partnership with HRS, highlights these preferences while also demonstrating that many corporate travel buyers underestimate how important these elements are for their travelers. Booking: Addressing Gaps Between Buyers and Travelers The vast majority of buyers and travelers agree that factors like proximity to work engagement (92% travelers, 99% buyers) and price (85% travelers, 94% buyers) are important in selecting a hotel. H...

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