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As remote work takes hold, the travel industry is seeing its impact.
Citing data from Deloitte, NerdWallet reported that 20% of travelers plan to work while traveling this summer. Her 4 out of 5 of these travelers plan to extend their trip for the following reasons. Flexible job schedule.
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Some mobility trends could change dramatically, NerdWallet reports, as remote workers can move at any time.
For example, airline tickets used to be more expensive on weekends and cheaper on weekdays, but that could change now that more people are working remotely, the personal finance website reports. there is
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Hopper, a travel booking app, found a 5.9% increase in domestic flight prices on Sundays and a 2.97% increase in domestic flight prices on Mondays compared to 2019.
Meanwhile, flight prices fell by 3.04% on Friday and 1.6% on Saturday, making it cheaper to fly on Saturday than on Monday.
Vacation travel could also change, as remote workers can take longer trips and avoid “peak” travel days, according to NerdWallet.
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Remote work has allowed people to save more money for travel by moving to places with a lower cost of living and tax incentives, reports NerdWallet.
Skyscanner travel expert Mark Crossey told NerdWallet:
“Workations allow people with flexible home and work lives to be ‘half-tourists’ for a period of time,” added Crossey.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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