The world of travel is constantly evolving and, as technologies improve and economies grow, so does the need to travel to different parts of the world.
According to Orbis Research, international departures for business purposes are expected to increase by 5.4% for the 2018 year, from 157.7 million in 2017 to 166.3 million in 2018, as a result of the improving economic landscape worldwide.
When travelling for business, especially long-distance, many employees add-on weekends or leave days to make the most of their time in another country. If your company is sending you overseas, why not request adding a few days to your trip so you can see more than just the boardroom and your accommodation?
Globally, there has been a significant rise in “bleisure” travellers – those who combine a business-related trip with leisure time. Not only is this a great way to see the world, but it’s also cost effective as your company will likely be footing the bill for your flights and other travel expenses related to the work aspects of the trip. A number of companies, in fact, have travel policies in place which clearly stipulate the rules around flexibility for bleisure travel.
Airbnb has become a firm favourite with the business traveller.