‘Bleasure stays’ hit the UK

One in three UK employees are inviting partners and families along on business trips so they can spend a weekend mini break and quality time together, a new study shows.

More than half (52%) of the workforce is travelling on business more now than they did five years ago, resulting in a growing demand to do more than just work on trips.

The majority (82%) of British workers feel their personal relationships are being affected by the amount of business travel they are doing.

But companies are becoming more sympathetic to employees by creating their own so-called ‘bleasure stays’ – combining business and leisure – with 45% of employers saying they will support the new trend, providing it does not interfere with work.

The research among 1,000 people was commissioned by Hilton HHonors.

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