By Brad MacDonald | MLive Media Group
Bleisure — merging business and leisure — is the new hybrid buzzword capturing how many people are working and traveling. This trendy portmanteau demonstrates changes to how we work and travel, thanks to technological advances and a pandemic that revealed the possibility to seamlessly work away from the office.
Some industry experts predict that more than one in three business travelers will add a leisure component to their business trips this year. An industry outlook report from Deloitte also says people with intent to fit work into their travel planned to vacation twice as often as those who sought time to unplug.
Bleisure travel can mean attending a conference and sticking around for a few days to explore the area, a workplace looking for a location to host team-building activities or becoming a digital nomad and working on the road.
For employers and employees seeking bleisure in Michigan, Mt. Pleasant features a resume that’s perfect for the job. Its central location means it can be a hub to gather from all directions in the state. Bleisure travelers will intrinsically fit in Mt. Pleasant, as it’s already an ideal spot for group activities in general.
While Soaring Eagle Casino and Central Michigan University are staples in the area and offer a slew of activities and events, let’s examine what else can fill your Mt. Pleasant group itinerary. Whether traveling for bleisure or gathering a group for some general fun, the area provides big city amenities with small town service and outdoors where you can experience adventure by choice or by chance.