Digital Nomads: What It's Really Like To Be A Global Remote Worker
The number of Americans working at home tripled to 27.6 million people, or 18%, from 2019 to 2021, and that number is expected to rise to 36 million by 2025. Plenty of remote workers suddenly freed from the confines of their desks (or even their home countries) took the world by storm over the last couple of years, changing the face of travel and hospitality as we know it. Digital nomads have different needs — such as long-term accommodations, kitchens, private office space, and built-in social settings — that the average traveler doesn’t demand. So how is the travel industry responding to this fast and furious wave of remote workers who now have the option of globetrotting as part of their 9-to-5 jobs? And what do full-time remote workers and travel influencers and creators look for when they choose their next destination? And what is it really like to make your living as a full-time traveler?
We’ll find out by hosting a discussion with prolific travel creators as well as the hospitality business insiders that hope to host remote workers now and in the future.
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