Allowing corporate travelers the opportunity to take some personal time alongside their business trips is simply an attractive—and distinctive—employee benefit. It practically puts “we support your work-life balance” on the marquee, demonstrating a priority on the employee experience, health, and wellbeing. So from the perspective of a prospective employee, or even an employee who’s considering moving along to greener pastures, having a bleisure component on the business travel itinerary adds significant value.
Let’s start with what the company doesn’t pay for. Employees cover all the costs of leisure day accommodations, meals, transportation and the rest—so the company doesn’t spend any more than what was allocated for the business portion of the trip. In fact, their bleisure days may result in a lower overall travel spend for the company if they book their flight with Saturday night at a destination point.