Business traveler wants — not just needs — figure into many of the stories in today's newsletter. We think it's good to occasionally take a view beyond policy, employer responsibility, and cost savings to consider how road warriors feel about their travels.
One study that struck us was about the awkwardly named (but popular to discuss) bleisure trend
. More than a third of those who responded to a survey of North Americans said they had extended a business trip to add a vacation element. But of those that didn't mix business and leisure on the road, nearly 60 percent said it was because they just didn't have time. Nearly 20 percent said they weren't allowed. We've called the U.S. a no-vacation nation, and this report from the Global Business Travel Association didn't do much to change that image.
Other wants you'll find addressed: Comfort (in a story about an airline legroom victory); choice (in a quirky guide to Hong Kong hotels for business travelers); and innovation (in a wish list describing a perfect but sadly fictional airline).