For an ever growing number of business travellers, especially those in the arts and entertainment industries, an optimal work-life balance is a must. While they are hard at work in another city or country, they find time to stop and smell the roses, so to speak, especially after a long day.
Not surprisingly, this year’s travel buzzword is “bleisure.” Over 60 percent of business travellers, it would seem, consider it a good idea to squeeze in leisurely activities during their official business trips. Such was the main finding of The Bleisure Report by BridgeStreet Global Hospitality, a prominent lodging services firm. Most of the survey participants were from the U.K. (180) and the U.S. (167).
If you’re going on a business trip to, say, New York, i.e. the top destination for British travellers in 2014, you might find it worth your while to check out that hot new restaurant in Lower Manhattan or spend a lovely afternoon in Central Park. You’re already there, after all, so you might as well make the most of your time. Then again, you might also want to stay on top of domestic matters and make sure that your office is running smoothly while you are away.
On a related note, 30 percent of participants admitted to adding a few more days to their business trips to make way for some sightseeing, fine dining, and cultural appreciation. Over half of the participants also say they’ve brought friends and family with them on their business trips. With all the logistical considerations these decisions entail, it pays to have somebody capable of making your business trip much more productive and stress free than you could ever imagine.
If you do not fancy searching for hotels or car rentals yourself, for instance, or barely have time to make arrangements for dinner and a night at the opera, you can leave these tasks to a London concierge service like SORTED Personal Management. Travel management, secretarial services, and lifestyle planning would be right up their alley.
With a dedicated Personal Assistant to cater to your scheduling, social planning, and communication needs, you’ll find yourself better able to focus on the tasks that matter. As you prepare for that all-important meeting with a potential client, your Personal Assistant will see to your flight, hotel accommodations, and transportation. In case something urgent arises, your assigned Personal Assistant will see to it that all concerned parties are informed of any changes in schedule so you do not have to personally call every one of them.
Indeed, quality lifestyle management services make it easier to maintain a good work-life balance.
(Source: “Leisure vs. Business Travel – Who Wins?” Travel Pulse, February 11, 2015)