A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from April 12, 2014
Bleisure (business + leisure)

"Bleisure” (business + leisure) is a buzzword in the travel industry. “Bleisure” has been cited in print since at least 2008 and made many newspaper and magazine articles in 2010.


The Wild Outlaw
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2008
Bleisure?
(...)
Bliesure, being the blurring of business and leisure. The growing state of many who have decided to throw caution to the wind, work on the hoof, raise the roof and live a little. This maladie finds its friends amongst the Blackberries, mobile broadband, GSM, 3G, power surging, Notebook balancing act of working hobos, like me.

Apparently I’m not alone. Eurkea! I’m cured. I have Bleisure. Now can someone please tell me how to access the internet from the Tsar desert?
Posted by Winsome Law at Monday, October 06, 2008

Twitter
wimvernaeve
‏@wimvernaeve
bleisure = business + leisure
2:03 PM - 20 May 2009

The Independent (UK)
Stay the night: Six Senses Destination Spa, Thailand
REVIEWED BY IAN MCCURRACH Sunday 06 September 2009
One of the latest travel buzz words of today is “bleisure”; the blurring of business and leisure.

British Airways—Business Life
Friday, January 1, 2010
The business travellers of the future
By Mark Jones
(...)
THE LIFE BLENDERS
The business travellers of the present agonise about their work/life balance. The business travellers of the future will have put that nonsense behind them years ago.

They are the Life Blenders — individuals who have regained control over their lives by the simple process of accepting that their working and home lives are inextricably linked. And they’re creating a very lucrative new market with a very ugly name: bleisure — business and leisure combined.

Event Planning
Chicago Venue Spotlight: The James Encourages Business and Leisure
by Christina Edgerton April 14, 2010
All event planners know that getting down to business is what makes the world go round and keeps you with a job, but often times even the most staunch businessman needs to be reminded to take some time to relax.  The James hotel in Chicago has taken a creative approach to this. 

While most hotels offer wake up calls, The James has taken it a step further with a new service called “Shut Down” calls. These calls are made in the evening to remind guests to shut off their laptops and cell phones and go out and enjoy the sights or just relax. This service is just one part of their “Weekday Bleisure” package (business + leisure=bleisure), which is designed for the business person who enjoys a little relaxation and fun while traveling for meetings and business ventures.

Los Angeles (CA) Times
Airfares and hotel rates to rise in 2011
Also: ‘Bleisure travel’ — a mix of business and leisure — is more common, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts is offering a deal.

October 25, 2010|By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
(...)
In the post-recession era, the hot new business term may be “bleisure travel.”

The expression describes what happens when business travelers combine work with leisure, either by bringing along family or by taking extra time after a conference to relax on the beach or a fishing boat.

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‏@Cezame
Top 10 travel trends in 2010 - look out for “granny chic,” “ecoluxe,” “bleisure” tr… via @scoopit via @JoPayneTravels http://bit.ly/hYvsk7
11:50 AM - 20 Dec 2010

New York (NY) Times
A Bonus: Some Play on a Trip for Work
By HARRIET EDLESONFEB. 24, 2014
(...)
“This is a trend we’ve seen pick up for the business traveler over the last several years,” said Nick Vournakis, senior vice president at Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a travel management company.

It’s known in the travel trade as “bleisure,” or “blending leisure and business as a way to make the throes of business travel a little bit more palatable, a little bit more acceptable,” Mr. Vournakis said.

The Huffington Post
Staycation, Bleisure, Honeyteering And Other Fantastic Made-Up Travel Words
AP | by By BETH J. HARPAZ
Posted: 04/10/2014 9:33 am EDT Updated: 04/11/2014 1:59 pm EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Hotels advertise “bleisure” packages. The Thai Tourism Authority is promoting “honeyteering.” And a Mississippi TV anchor told advocates of gay equality to “go on gaycation.”

Whatever you’re doing on vacation, chances are there’s a made-up word to describe it. Combine honeymoon and volunteering, you get honeyteering. Combine business and leisure, you get bleisure. Add glamour to a camping trip with wine, steak and scented candles, and you’re glamping.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Saturday, April 12, 2014 • Permalink