Nearly three-quarters (72 per cent) of Canadian employees who have the option of taking a bizcation plan to do so this year, according to a new survey by Allianz Partners.

The survey, which polled more than 2,000 employees, found one in four said their employer allows them to take a bizcation — blending remote work while on vacation. A majority (82 per cent) of respondents aged 18 to 34 said they’ll exercise their option to take a bizcation this year, compared to just 50 per cent of those over the age of 55 who said they plan to do the same.

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A third (32 per cent) of respondents said they plan to travel within Canada, outside of their home province, while 24 per cent said they plan to travel to Mexico or the Caribbean. More than a quarter (29 per cent) said they plan to travel to an international destination, while 15 per cent said they plan to travel in the U.S.

“Bizcations are becoming increasingly popular, as we see the value younger generations place
on travel,” said Dan Keon, Allianz’s vice-president of marketing and insights, in a press release. “As the workplace continues to evolve, the office can be anywhere and the travel industry must prioritize keeping people connected while vacationing.”

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