Remote Work Culture May Give Way to New Travel Habits

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Across the world, remote work has been on the rise for years now. Even before the onset of the COVID pandemic, more people began looking into various ways of achieving the long-coveted work-life balance and career satisfaction.

For many folks, this has entailed a not-so-traditional approach to the workforce. This is why apps like Instacart, Lyft, DoorDash, UberEats, etc., are making a killing. The rise of remote work is also why the freelance market has been seeing more people getting involved across the globe.

With that in mind, the arrival of COVID merely further solidified an already-in-motion trend regarding remote work. Therefore, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky is shining light on how the culture of remote work may give way to new travel habits.

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The future of work and travel across the world

According to Chesky, this year will bring about some very intriguing developments in the travel world. The Airbnb CEO furthermore predicts that over the course of 2022, people will travel to more places for longer periods of time.

Chesky likewise maintains these periods of time may last from anywhere between weeks on end to even entire seasons. The Airbnb CEO also has data to back up these predictions.

For instance, from July 2021 to September 2021, about 20% of the stays booked on the platform panned over the course of at least one month. Meanwhile, almost 50% of Airbnb stays lasted at least one week.

What’s prompting this travel shift?

Chesky stated the rise of remote work in the world has empowered so many people with freedom and flexibility. Gone are the days where folks had to stay in one set location.

As such, people are embracing this liberation by traveling for extended periods of time and taking their careers with them. The Airbnb CEO likewise noted that he personally will be joining this bandwagon.

Chesky will use every few weeks to spend time in a different city or town. The CEO similarly confirmed that for the foreseeable future, his home(s) will lie with Airbnb.

Finally, Brian Chesky declared that with remote work, more folks will live overseas and forgo leases for lives as digital nomads.