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Bleisure trips up 20%

Bleisure trips are up 20 per cent this year.

A study has revealed that the most popular time to head abroad for a bleisure - a business and leisure - trip is September and October, with there being a 15 per cent and 18 per cent increase in travel respectively.

And millennials are the most common age group to take bleisure trips, taking 38 per cent. However, Baby Boomers and Gen Xers follow closely behind with 31 per cent of trips.

Meanwhile, a previous study claimed that business travelers feel more productive if they get a bit of leisure time whilst abroad.

Robert Sinclair, CEO of London City Airport, said: "We are seeing a generation of people for whom work and leisure are intertwined, and they're applying that blend of business and pleasure when they travel. The reason? They think it's good for their health and their wealth."

Whilst Birte Schmitz, co-author of the report and lecturer in hospitality and tourism management at UEL, added: "There's a great opportunity here for urban business destinations and London City airport to promote leisure and tourism activities along passengers' journeys, to help them unlock the benefits to wellbeing and productivity fellow passengers say they feel."

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