by, 05-29-2008 at 07:16 AM (27494 Views)
.......as we'reapproaching the mid-point of 2008, we'vebeen professionally diagnosedas morphing intoBLEISURE travelers(new term in our personal lexicon). A friend in the travel industry enlightened us last evening,during after dinner conversations, that BLEISUREtravel is becoming a more prolific trend (shocking to think were part of a prolific trend).
BLEISURE, we were informed, is the blending or extending of business travel with leisure travel..becoming more common today with rising fuel costs attributedto the main reason for increasingair fares as well as other assorted extra fees here and there, etc., etc.
Doesnt sound all that new and innovative to us. Weve been sticking extra nightsat the start, middle or end of business tripsfor years..why not..youre already going to the trouble and expense of going somewhere..why not add in some fun or leisure activities for a day or two or three or more, if possible. Almost every business destination has something of interest tojustify at leastanother day or two.
Well, anyway, the BLEISURE diagnosis came about as a result of our boasting to our friend about a couple of great auction buys we nailed on LL [which will betied into any upcoming business trip to Southern California]. We did some quick calculations (subtracting a couple of VIP Certificates we had been holding in our account) and determined our nightly accommodations would cost just over $100.actually less, when breakfasts, a couple of dinners, wine, champagne and a few other perks [The Keating in San Diego.Naughty or Nice Package..including black silk pajamas and Kama Sutra oils].
It's difficult to find an acceptable room for $100.....and here we were able to be accommodated in "luxury suites" with extras for use during our BLEISURE time.
Message Edited by omegaet on 05-30-2008 08:35 AM