“Slomads” are digital nomads careful about the environment. This trend refers to slow travelers and remote workers trying to reduce fossil traces.
Digital nomads and slow travelers are a growing trend. After the pandemic, more people embraced a flexible lifestyle and remote work. However, the trend for flexible workplaces is going hand in hand with a deep concern for the environmental impact of travel and digitalization.
As a result, “slomads” aims to fly less, seek sustainable accommodation, and work and invest in green projects. According to Fiverr and travel guide Lonely Planet pool, only one of three nomads move every three months. And, over 55% prefer working in the same location longer than three months.
In addition, last year, Upwork pool showed that Americans make the most of digital nomads. And by 2025, 36.2 million US citizens would work remotely – an 87% increase from pre-pandemic numbers. As a result of these trends, different countries embrace digital nomads with various services. From traditional buildings and accommodation, “slomads” can find several locations to work and travel.
For example, Airbnb records a 90% rise in long-term bookings for Portugal. “Slomads” not only respond to flexibility related to remote work. But also to the urgent climate change calling for different habits and travel plans.