The ‘workation’ is booming right now, as searches soar by 445%. Jobs abroad specialists reveal everything you need to know about taking a workation.
More People Than Ever Looking To Work Abroad
In the last seven days, research from overseas jobs specialists at Anywork Anywhere reveals that Google searches for the term ‘workation’ have increased by 455% globally, suggesting more people are looking to work abroad.
As remote working becomes the new norm, a growing number of countries are opening their doors to workers offering a ‘digital nomad’ or ‘remote work’ visa.
There are currently more than 30 countries offering a ‘digital nomad visa’, and as that list continues to grow, so do Google searches. Overseas job specialists at Anywork Anywhere also found that in the last 12 months, there’s been a 209% increase in global searches for this specific term.
The term ‘remote work visa’ has also increased by 122% globally in the last 12 months, while more specifically in the UK, searches for ‘digital nomad jobs’ have increased by 120% in the last 30 days.
A spokesperson from Anywork Anywhere commented: “It’s no surprise to see so many people searching for workations and remote work visas right now, as the importance of work-life balance continues to be amplified globally.
“While the term ‘workation’ is relatively new, these findings indicate that they could soon become the new norm, as more countries around the world offer remote work visas and popularity increases.”
What is a Workation?
For those still unsure about what a workation actually is, as the term is so new, there’s not an official definition just yet. However, essentially a workation involves taking a long or short-term trip away from home, while still working remotely.
The destination can be overseas or in your country of residency and can last from a few days to a few months. Many companies now allow their employees to work remotely, from anywhere in the world, which is one reason why this concept is growing in popularity.
What are the Benefits of a Workation?
Anywork Anywhere have also shared some top tips on taking a workation, as there are a number of things to consider before taking the leap.
Unsurprisingly, there are a number of ways you could benefit from changing your work environment:
Enhanced creativity: Being in the same environment everyday can stifle creativity, and research shows that travel and exposure to various environments can change the brain’s neural pathways, making you think more creatively.
Increased productivity: When taking a workation, you escape from your usual home commitments. There’s no daily commute and there are fewer chores waiting to be done. If you’re used to working in an office, you won’t be distracted by colleagues, and if you’re used to working from home, there will be no distractions from roommates, family, or pets.
More time for self-care: These short-term solutions can also benefit anyone who struggles to switch off from work. Being in a new environment means you’re less likely to respond to emails after hours, as you’ll be busy exploring your new destination. This can have a huge impact on your work-life balance, with the capability to improve your wellbeing.