BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- For business travelers, the lines between
home life and work life have blurred in recent years, according to
a survey conducted by Homewood Suites by Hilton, the all-suites,
The study, called the Workstyles Survey, polled 551 people, 51%
of them women, about their habits while at home or on the road for
All respondents had taken trips of at least three nights on
three or more occasions during the past year.
The results indicated that the division between work and
leisure, particularly while traveling, has become blurred.
Nearly half of the respondents said they combined work and
leisure trips, and nearly half brought work-related materials with
them -- such as laptop computers, cell phones or pagers -- on
leisure trips. Of those polled, 48% called work while traveling for
Furthermore, 69% said they performed work activities while at
home. Not surprisingly, more than half of business travelers said
they felt they were always working.
The Homewood Suites survey indicated that 65% of those polled
said they preferred to stay in a hotel with a home-like