U.S., Feb. 7 -- Business travel combined with leisure is knwon as Bleisure travel.

A research confirms business travel is considered a "work perk" by professionals of all ages - and shows signs of becoming more accepted.

According to the survey, workers who engage in bleisure travel report higher satisfaction with their quality of life while on the road (91% vs. 79%) than non-bleisure travelers. What's more is that fewer people felt the need to downplay their leisure activities to their boss (19% vs. 21%) or their coworkers (22% vs. 24%), compared with a year ago.

Interestingly, while the majority of bleisure travelers believe business travel contributes to their career success (86% vs. 69% non-bleisure travelers), National's survey fo...