The world is becoming increasingly globalized today. Taiwanese companies are also expanding their operations globally and making business flourish. A study by Tourism Bureau while covering the travel trends from 2010 to present date revealed that the number of people visiting international destinations every year have only increased year after year. The study said that over 13 million people visited foreign countries in 2015. Most of the business trips were made to/from North America.
According to the study, one-way flight to/from North America involving duration of more than 10 hours, thus causing stress and jet lag. Keeping the long hours on flights in view, business travelers from Taiwan are now increasingly taking to “Bleisure” travel, simultaneously involving the joys of both business and leisure.
The neologism “Bleisure”, which has been derived by the combination of two words “Business” and “Leisure”, offers the travelers the opportunity to maximize time on their business trip by way of extending their stay by few days so that the local culture may be fully enjoyed. This also helps in evolving a modern professional by achieving a fine balance between work and day-to-day life.
Taiwanese businesspersons are adopting the new Bleisure travel trend and flying more often by EVA Air, which offers direct flights services to important cities on the East and West coasts of the United States. Taiwan’s second-largest carrier is committed to expanding its North American operations by adding nonstop flights from Taipei to Houston and Chicago. The addition of flights has not helped in reducing travel times but also significantly taking away the pain from business trips.
Media reports said that EVA Air recently increased the number of flights services in Seattle, Los Angeles and New York, particularly early morning arrivals. The arrival of the flights from these U.S. cities in the morning is proving to be beneficial for all those who want to stay for a short time in their destination. This also not only allows them to take better care of their business, but also prompts them to make the best use of their free time for exploring the city, go for sightseeing and enjoying its culture.