As the travel industry finds itself in the midst of the first peak travel season since the beginning of the pandemic, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts commissioned a survey of more than 1,200 U.S. consumers to learn more about business travel habits, learning 65 percent of Millennials, aged 25–44 years old, and 59 percent of Gen Z, ages 18–24 years old, prefer to work for a company offering frequent travel or flexible blended travel as a perk. Blended travel is the combination of business travel with leisure travel.
Fade in on a period cafe. The setting is Casablanca; the year is 1941. Movie icon Humphrey Bogart stars as cynical cafeowner Richard “Rick” Blaine. In his opening shot, Bogie takes a long drag from his cigarette as smoke swirls around him. And that’s just the beginning. Smoke fills almost every scene in the film classic Casablanca as characters light up anywhere and everywhere — the police station, hotels, bars, restaurants and on the streets.