The rising bleisure trend prompted Visit Indy to develop the “Stay One More Day” page on its website, a simple guide for conference-goers who are looking for new and fun ways to extend their stay in Indianapolis. Here they’ll find resources on what to see and do, where to eat, as well as where to stay should they want to move to a different hotel. According to Profile of the American Bleisure Traveler, a recent study by Expedia, while most people will opt to stay in the same hotel, 34 percent will want to relocate.
Expedia also found that 43 percent of business trips are bleisure, and they last two or more days longer than regular business trips. “It definitely makes me work better,” Stuart Bruce, a public relations adviser, told CNN, when explaining why he likes to take an extra day or two of “bleisure” travel when working. “I’m more relaxed, but I also get a better understanding of the city and culture that I’m working in.”