The “workcation” is emerging as one of 2020’s hottest travel trends. If you haven’t heard this term before, it refers to visiting highly-desirable locations — think luxurious hotels and all-inclusive resorts — and continuing to work remotely.
The goal is to take a break not from work itself, but from the place where you’ve been doing your work. Which, in the post-COVID world, is often the dining room table.
So why is this new form of travel becoming so popular? And is it right for you?
Why is the workcation becoming so popular?
Business professionals know exactly what they need to get their job done. Now that working remotely has become standard practice, why not do that work from somewhere with a view?
Some of the world’s most beautiful resorts are no longer just for escaping work — they’re enabling you to work in luxury. Hotel services and amenities, like house-keeping and abundant dining options, alleviate household responsibilities so you can focus on getting your work done and then relaxing.
From a rustic cottage in North Carolina to a tropical oasis in Florida, who doesn’t like the idea of an office that offers room service and a gorgeous view? For a relaxing lunch break, take a dip in the pool or play a quick 9 holes. And once the day is done, you can take advantage of everything your locale has to offer.
Not to mention, a good balance of work and play is great for mental health. By getting out of the house, changing up the scenery, and giving yourself a chance to explore, you’ll feel more refreshed and energized as you sit down to work each day… without needing to take actual time off of work!
Choosing based on the amenities you need
To plan a stress-free workcation, one that allows you to do quality work while also recharging, make sure they offer all the services and amenities you need. Of course, high speed Wi-Fi is an absolute necessity. But many destinations are going above and beyond to make their location the perfect workcation spot.
Traveling with kids that are participating in virtual learning this year? The Grand Hotel in Michigan is offering a Grand Back to School Package, where meeting space has been set aside for students to complete their daily school work in safe, socially-distanced rooms. You can even purchase boxed lunches for easy dining! Then, once the day is done, you and the whole family can enjoy everything Mackinac Island has to offer.
Looking for options geared more towards adults? Royalton Resorts has released their Upgrade your Office package where guests that book a two-week stay will be upgraded to high-speed Wi-Fi. And when you need some relaxation, you can take advantage of the adults-only pools, bars, restaurants, and beaches.
And let’s not forget your relaxation needs. Sure, high-speed Wi-Fi and morning coffee will help you have a productive day, but what about activities for your lunch break or after the day has wrapped up? Resorts like the St. Regis Aspen mean beautiful hiking and biking trails while the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island means access to the spa or golf course.
How to get there
You’ve decided a workcation sounds like just what you need to jump-start your productivity and add a little more work-life balance to your routine. So, what now?
If you have specific amenities in mind, whether that’s remote learning options for students or simply the ability to golf during your lunch break, our team would love to help you discover your ideal workcation destination. As experts in the travel industry, we’ll find the perfect package to suit your needs.
We’ll also help you plan the best way to get there. Whether that’s renting a car for a road trip or arranging for transfers between the airport and your destination, start your workcation with the peace of mind knowing that transportation is handled.
Let our team of experts at Professional Travel a Direct Travel Company help you plan your perfect extended-stay workcation. Contact us today!
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