Hotwire report reveals half of Americans blend leisure and business travel

5 September 2014

Hotwire.com said it has revealed additional results from its third annual American Travel Behavior Survey, conducted online on its behalf by Harris Poll in October 2013 among over 2,000 US adults.

According to the survey, just under half (49 percent) of full-time/part-time employed American adults who travel for business have ever tacked leisure time onto a work trip, with younger travelers ages 18-34 (56 percent) doing so more than their slightly older counterparts ages 35-44 (37 percent), pointing to a growing trend of blending business and leisure or “bleisure” travel.

To illustrate the savings bleisure travelers can score, Hotwire has paired the difference in weekend vs. mid-week hotel rates with some of the most popular business travel destinations according to the Egencia 2013 Global Travel Forecast.

Hotwire.com is a leading discount travel site with low rates on airline tickets, hotel rooms, rental cars and vacation packages. Launched in 2000, Hotwire, Inc. obtains deep discounts from its travel suppliers to help travelers book unsold airline seats, hotel rooms and rental cars. In addition to Hotwire.com, Hotwire, Inc. also operates www.carrentals.com.

Egencia is a leading full-service travel management company delivering innovative business travel technology and expert local service to more than 10,000 clients in 64 countries around the world. As part of the Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE), one of the world´s largest online travel companies, Egencia provides forward-looking companies with the ability to drive compliance and cost savings in their travel programmes, while meeting the needs and requirements of the modern business traveller. For more information visit www.egencia.com or on Twitter @Egencia.

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