Business travel is expected to transform in the near future as people prepare for their first post-pandemic vacation.
While company-wide conventions may still be on hold for the next few months, the growing number of flexible and remote workers is expected to lead to travel that combines business and leisure, or “bleisure.”
This is made possible as many companies adopt hybrid work models, allowing employees to work in the office for part of the week, and at home for the rest.
That’s why more and more professionals may lean towards continuing to work from their vacation spots in the future, especially when they have a limited number of paid days off.
While the idea of working from a warm, sunny beach may be ideal for some, it also plays into the “always on” culture that has grown over the past year.
However, accomplishing your work-related tasks from the comfort of a hotel room generally trumps making company calls and attending Zoom meetings from your home office.
In the coming years, extended working vacations will become a mainstay as companies adopt more flexible work arrangements. With this, hotels need to be prepared to incorporate high-speed internet and office-like amenities to accommodate these workers.