An Airbnb commissioned survey reveals that the work at home trend will be transforming into the ‘working from any home’ in 2021. The survey conducted by ClearPath Strategies says that 83% of employees are in favor of relocating as part of remote working. Over 25% believe they will be able to ‘live where they want to and work remotely’. This would assume that many companies will not require employees to come into physical locations on a regular basis for group meetings or strategy sessions.
One in five of those surveyed have relocated their living situation during the pandemic either temporarily or permanently, according to the survey. Surprisingly, 60% of parents are very or somewhat likely to consider working remotely and traveling with their children if schools continue to be disrupted.
Not so surprisingly, Airbnb says that from July to September of this year, there has been a 128% increase in guest reviews mentioning “relocation”, “relocate”, “remote work” and “trying a new neighborhood” in comparison to the same time frame last year.
There is also a big trend out of cities and into suburbs and rural areas. Since the pandemic started, 24% of people say they moved to a suburb and 21% to a rural area. Additionally, Airbnb reveals that those that can work from anywhere are booking longer stays of two or more weeks.
One of the ways travelers are taking advantage of this trend is trying before they buy–turning to Airbnb to test new neighborhoods and cities before making a long-term commitment. From July to September this year, there has been a 128 percent increase in guest reviews mentioning “relocation”, “relocate”, “remote work” and “trying a new neighborhood” in comparison to the same time frame last year.Source: Airbnb