LONDON, August 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — A SURVEY of 4,000 UK adults by Yonder, released today (Wednesday), reveals that more than 1 in 4 of those who work are allowed to operate abroad for weeks at a time.

The survey, commissioned by a real estate investment firm Chateauforgeanalyzed the changing perceptions of work and vacation in the post-pandemic world.

When asked if their employer is now more likely to accept them working away from home for at least a few weeks a year, 27% agree, with that figure rising to 36% among 18-34 year olds.

The growth of bleisure, where business travel and leisure intersect, means that one in four workers (25%) also say they are now more likely to work remotely for a few days before or after work. holiday to extend one’s stay in a travel destination.

In turn, employees have become more flexible in their work, with 27% more likely to check email while on vacation than before the pandemic and almost a fifth (17%) more likely to participate in work calls during their absence.

Young people are the least likely to go offline, with 36% of 18-34 year olds now more likely to check their work emails during holiday periods than before Covid. Among this younger age group, 25% are also more likely to participate in work calls while on vacation.

The trend has increased demand for serviced apartments and hotels, with 39% of those who work while on vacation saying they would be more likely to choose such accommodation over Airbnb-style properties to work while away. This figure rises to 47% among 18-34 year olds who work away from home.

Among those traveling for more than a week, 39% of adults and almost half (47%) of those under 35 say they are now more likely to seek a larger room with office space rather than facilities luxury hotels such as a swimming pool. bowl.

Michael Kovacsfounding partner of Castleforge, said:

“The lines between work and travel, and between work travel and vacation, are more blurred than ever after the pandemic.

“Young people in particular are benefiting from remote working and their needs are changing. As they age and have higher incomes, we can anticipate even greater demand for vacation spaces where people can take a longer trip. while staying in touch with work all in one way.”

Jamie LambCEO and Founding Director of Axiom Hospitalitysaid:

“This research reflects the growing demand for hospitality accommodations that function as both a place to work and a place to relax, as more and more people seek to extend their business stays and work while on vacation. vacation. , having access to top-of-the-line work facilities in their vacation accommodation gives people the freedom to be away much longer than before, to work from anywhere.”

The survey also revealed that travelers are also more concerned about the carbon footprint of travel, with 46% of respondents willing to minimize the number of flights they take each year to reduce their carbon footprint.

Among those who go on a business trip, 51% are also more likely to take their partner with them in order to take advantage of the opportunity to travel together.

Since its inception in 2010, Castleforge has invested around £1 billion, gaining a reputation as a research-backed value-added investment in property across the UK and Europe. The company has a portfolio of hotels across the UK, including in Bath and Edinburghand it continues to seek hotel investment as the business travel and tourism industry rebounds.

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