Vacation Or Workation — What’s Better For A Freelancer?

Originally published on 17 Oct 2019 / Abdullahi Muhammed/ Forbes

Whether you prefer to call it a workation or simply a working vacation, there are two things that cannot be denied. Workations are popular among remote and freelance workers who want to maintain availability to their clients while they also jetset around the world.  

Today, there’s no shortage of trips aimed specifically at business founders – ranging from coworking cruises to rail journeys across Siberia and wellness retreats. Freelancers who partake often have access to both work and life coaches, the opportunity to network with peers and a curated scheduled of standard ‘vacation activities’. Such digital nomad retreats are aimed at creating a productive atmosphere, sprinkled with a bit of fun leisure time. Per Coworkation data, the following cities are now seeing a major spike in remote working travel groups:

  • Medellín, Colombia
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Lisbon, Portugal 
  • Ubud, Indonesia
  • Cape Town, South Africa  

Aldo Morici, CEO of Select Sicily Villas, a company renting high-end property in Sicily, Italy also noticed a recent upsurge in adult group bookings. “Several destinations in the world are seeing this kind of growth in workation,” he said. “Often, remote workers join companies organizing work-related events in charming locations and combining leisure activities…”

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