The concept of bleisure travel — combining a work trip with free leisure time for activities like urban sightseeing — has taken US cities by storm in recent years, transforming business travel as we know it and proving that work and play don’t have to be mutually exclusive. And now, the trend is extending to overseas trips, as well. If your company is footing the bill for that international airfare and covering most of your accommodations and meals, then why not take the opportunity to see and experience a bit more of the world for a fraction of the cost?
Not all bleisure cities are created equal, requiring factors like solid public transportation, top-notch infrastructure with digital connectivity and modern amenities, orderliness, safety, and a wealth of leisure activities like local dining experiences, museums, and more. Checking all the bleisure boxes, these cities are embracing their new identities as top international destinations for bleisure travel.