Interest in joining the digital nomad way of life is increasing. Apart from a welcome change of scene, a flexible schedule appeals to many internet workers clocking in long hours at the office.
The location-independent lifestyle is having a big moment. As offices around the world go online during COVID-19, working from home – an otherwise radical idea for many in pre-pandemic times – has become the new normal.
With Big Tech leading the way, a growing list of major companies are making remote work long-term. A recent survey by U.S.-based tech firm Simform found a majority of companies have plans to allow employees to work from home indefinitely (at 82 percent) or permanently (at 77 percent).
Meanwhile, the number of people identifying as “digital nomads” in the United States rose to 10.9 million in 2020, a 50 percent jump from the 7.6 million in 2019, according to American consulting firm MBO Partners.