The pandemic brought several changes in holiday travel patterns, mostly due to remote work. Now that professionals can work from anywhere, the need for taking days off has significantly reduced.
According to a survey by Deloitte, Americans are taking longer holiday trips, with an average of six days, due to remote work flexibility. Most of them blend work and leisure, making “workations” trips.
Similarly, Skyscanner revealed that there has been an average 26% increase in the length of travel, with most workers reporting increased satisfaction and relaxation due to their ability to spend more time on vacation.
Another recent trend spotted by American Airlines is that the times of the day when people travel has changed. Before, workers needed to schedule their flights based on their work hours, usually booking late at night or early in the morning. According to the New York Times, American Airlines revealed that more travelers book flights in the middle of the day.
The fact that there’s an increased number of employees constantly traveling while vacationing has also made an interesting business opportunity: airport coworking spaces. One major player in the airport coworking space is the IWG company which has already established over 50 workspaces in airports across the world.
Such spots, such as Amsterdam’s airport, include call rooms. The company is planning to add over 1,000 new coworkings during 2023.