Hotel Guests Continue To Blend Business and Leisure Trips, Regardless of Destination Type

With summer leisure travel booming and little signs that traditional business transient demand will approach 2019 levels for hotels, hoteliers say there are signs that business travel is alive and well in their hotels, just in a different form.

What they’re seeing instead of an increase in blended leisure and business travel, generally referred to as “bleisure” travel within the hotel industry, are rooms filling up on typically slow nights such as Sundays and Thursdays and bringing public spaces such as lobbies back to life.

Vanessa Claspill, senior vice president of sales for Pivot Hotels, the lifestyle division of Davidson