Five tips to help you rock bleisure travel during the summer

Short on leave? This is how you make the most of your business/pleasure travel.

With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, we lose out on one less, paid public holiday. Ouch!  This means that while you’re hankering after a summer getaway, you could find yourself both low on leave and stressing over the current sky-high prices for airfares. Wouldn’t it be amazing to find a way to have someone else foot the bill for your flights? Enter bleisure travel!

Imagine a weekend down the coast after catching up with clients in Cape Town. Or spending a few days after a business meeting with the ex-pat family in London. With these tips from Corporate Traveller, you can make it happen:

  1. Business first, bike later

Got a business trip planned for Cape Town? An international break may not be in your budget this year, but you can experience a small taste of France in the Western Cape’s Franschhoek – only an hour from the Mother City. Burn off the stress of your weekday meetings with a mountain bike tour through the vineyards with a Bikes ‘n Wines tour.

  1. Take a slow trip home

Heading to Durbs for a meeting? Make the return trip luxe and slow. Rovos Rail Tours offers a two- day “safari” between Durban and Pretoria. The 800km ride includes battlefield excursions, a game drive and meandering in the Midlands.

  1. Avoid crowded airports

Doing business in Europe? For your weekend break, you can avoid the chaos of international terminals like Heathrow, by hopping onto a plane at London City Airport. A couple of hours later, you could be skiing in France.

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