More U.S. Workers are Mixing Business and Pleasure
A blended lifestyle of work and play gains traction among travelers.
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Before she launched her New York City-based ethical clothing line, Citizen's Mark, in May, Cynthia Salim took several trips abroad to meet with suppliers and visit factories. She instituted a "bring a buddy" policy for each trip and dedicated about 70 percent of the time to work and the rest to leisure. Her companions generally had relevant interests, adding depth to the excursions.
"I'm all about bleisure," Salim says. "After all, that's one of the perks of being an entrepreneur, right?"
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