According to Airbnb, Lisbon is the most popular location for digital nomads.
The travel lodging company states that, including trips to all destinations, stays longer than 28 days have risen 33% since 2019. It’s now released a list of the most sought-after places among customers booking extended stays.
Lisbon is the winner. Here’s the rest of the list:
- Lisbon, Portugal
- Dubai, UAE
- Bristol, U.K.
- Birmingham, U.K.
- Manchester, U.K.
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Glasgow, U.K.
- Liverpool, U.K.
- Seoul, Korea
- Los Angeles, California
Some people might not expect to see U.K. destinations taking up half the list. Tourists often prefer sunny beaches, and the U.K. has little to offer in that department.
However, digital nomads have different needs from regular tourists. Excellent internet connectivity is vital for remote workers, and keyboards don’t mix well with sand.
Airbnb has also shared a list of the trendiest short-term vacation spots. Spain has six of them: Ibiza, Corralejo, Alcúdia, Pollença, Lanzarote, and Nerja.
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These are the others:
- Antalya, Turkey
- Naples, Italy
- Olbia, Italy
- Tulum, Mexico
Tulum stands out as the only non-European destination.
Leaders at Airbnb expect long-term stays to increase even further.
Though remote work became common at the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 restrictions severely limited travel options. Now that most countries have dropped burdensome entry regulations, remote employees are free to globe hop.
When the pandemic started, most business leaders expected remote employment to be temporary.
However, many workers love the benefits of working from home, and they aren’t willing to go back to the office. Some companies that were initially reluctant to allow continued remote work have backtracked because of popular demand from employees.
Working from home allows employees to skip commutes. Many individuals also feel it provides a superior work-life balance.