In the past year, more than a third of North American business travelers extended a work trip into a leisure trip, according to a February and March survey by the Global Business Travel Association and Hilton of 675 people over 22 who traveled at least once for business in the past year.
Bleisure travel rose 1 percentage point year over year, but GBTA expects that to increase as corporate culture changes. As more companies invest in employee well-being, “employees may have greater flexibility to take bleisure trips,” the report stated.
See more on managing bleisure travel from BTN here.
United Airlines Will Fly Nonstop Between Los Angeles & Singapore
In October, United Airlines will begin daily nonstop service between Los Angeles and Singapore on Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, pending government approval. The 8,700-mile flight will be the longest scheduled flight operated by any U.S. carrier.
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Has Japan just launched the world’s most luxurious train?
Has Japan just launched the world’s most luxurious train? The luxury new sleeper train launched this week, but it’s already sold out through to March 2018!
Fares on the deluxe 10-car train range between $2,200 and $10,000. The service launched by East Japan Railway (JR East)on Monday and it’s already sold out through to March 2018.
Available for two- to four-day itineraries around eastern Japan, the experience is closer to a boutique hotel on wheels than a routine shlep on a commuter train. The train is designed by Ken Okuyama, celebrated for his work with Porsche, Ferrari and Maserati.