Eurostar, the high-speed European rail operator, reported a “robust return of business travel” in the first half of 2022. The company said business travel on its routes had returned to 70% of 2019 levels, with 75% of pre-pandemic departures now running. Eurostar also released the results of a survey showing that 78% of travelers were expecting to travel more or the same for business between the UK and Europe compared with 2019. The company said that the recovery in business travel demand had been fastest among US and French firms, driven by the banking, luxury and consultancy sectors. Eurostar also said the survey showed that 86% of travelers were considering bleisure (extended business plus leisure) trips in 2022. Finally, the operator said that over 20% of its corporate clients were now mandating train travel for sustainability reasons when it was a viable option. Eurostar is set to add a fourth daily weekday service between London and the Netherlands in September, allowing it to carry up to 3,600 people per day on those routes.