Booking.com introduces an updated search experience for a new era of digital nomads looking to work from anywhere
Many professionals have been working from home the past few months, with the expectation that remote work will continue for the foreseeable future. No longer confined to five days a week in the office and with location independence an increasingly viable option, it’s no surprise that more and more people are looking for inspiration beyond the four walls of their home office.
Digital travel leader Booking.com is making it easier for travelers - from digitals nomads to leisure travelers looking to extend their holiday with a stint of remote working - to find what they’re looking for, with an updated search experience, including filters for customers looking for private, whole home accommodations and properties that are laptop-friendly, with Wi-Fi and a dedicated workspace - whether a desk or dining room table.
For travelers looking to take advantage of this new era of ultimate flexibility and remote working, Booking.com has delved into its more than 29 million listings, including more than 4.5 million listings globally of places to stay with Wi-Fi and laptop friendly workspaces*, to uncover the best accommodations to stay and work from in some of the countries offering remote working visa schemes. From the sunny beaches of Barbados or Antigua to the historic streets of Estonia and Georgia, enjoy everything these dreamy destinations have to offer without having to set an out-of-office!
And for those simply keen to work from a different place within the United States, inspiration can be found nearby with over 362,000+ listings of places to stay with Wi-Fi and laptop friendly workspaces in the U.S. alone on Booking.com, including Still Waters Resort in Branson, Missouri.
Located in northeastern Europe along the shores of the Baltic Sea, Estonia is offering a digital nomad visa that will allow travelers to stay and work remotely for up to a year in this beautiful country. From charming historic cities to lush green forests and a stunning coastline, Estonia offers something for everyone.
Where to stay for the city dweller - Booking.com offers many apartments to work from in Tallinn, the medieval capital city of Estonia, including OldHouse Apartments. The cozy, fully laptop-friendly apartments feature everything, including free Wi-Fi and a nice working table to set up your work space, to make guests feel at home and easily work from home. The property is also located in the historic heart of the city’s Old Town, filled with medieval houses and alleyways, making it a fun and easy place to explore by foot once logged off for the day.
Where to stay that fits the whole family - For travelers who prefer to stay on the seaside, Pärnu Family House is a great place to stay and work remotely, while also spending time with family. This property is located in a quiet neighborhood within a short walk from the shores of the Baltic Sea, making it possible for guests to work outside on the garden’s patio without any distraction from too much outdoor noise. Not only does the home feature 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 9 people, but it also has a beautiful yard and a fully equipped kitchen. The property features large windows throughout for some amazing natural lighting, ideal while working from the large table in the living area. Guests can enjoy hiking and cycling nearby, or spending time in the garden barbecuing after a long day behind the computer screen.
For those who have always dreamed of working from a paradise island, Barbados is making those dreams a reality as it recently announced a 12-month working holiday visa which allows visitors to work remotely from the tropical island.
Where to stay for inspiring views - Enjoy working remotely from West Rock Villas, a collection of amazing private villas with incredible beach views. The property is air-conditioned and guests can benefit from complimentary Wi-Fi to make working from anywhere possible. Guests can either choose to work indoors on the large dining table, or take the laptop to the outdoor seating area and enjoy working with a fresh ocean breeze and stunning beach view. The outdoor pool is perfect to spend time relaxing and cooling down after work.
Where to stay on the beach - For travelers who prefer to take a dip in the sea right after finishing up work for the day, Mullins Grove is a beautiful apartment situated steps from the beachfront. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire property, so guests can work from anywhere they want, whether it’s from the dining table or from the balcony with views of the garden.
Log on from paradise and enjoy a tropical scenery with a 12-month remote work visa offered by Bermuda, a tropical island in the North Atlantic Ocean. Not only does the island offer incredible white sandy beaches, it offers so much more that’s worth exploring once logged off for the day. Stroll around Hamilton, the historic capital city of Bermuda, and enjoy shopping or visiting local museums. Hamilton also boasts a beautiful harbor where travelers can spot some of the most amazing boats and enjoy fresh seafood in one of the many restaurants. For those looking for a bit of a workout, take a hike to the southeastern tip of Bermuda at Cooper's Island Nature Reserve. This quiet park features extensive walking trails and stunning ocean views.
Where to stay for a taste of paradise - Work remotely from Beach Walk Cottage, a perfect holiday home boasting an outdoor pool and garden views. The holiday home features two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a patio with pool views. Free WiFi and a seperate working desk and chair are available, making it possible to log on and work from paradise. The beach is just a few minutes away from the property, so guests can easily combine a working day with a beach day.
For those looking for inspiration beyond the four walls of their home office then Georgia is a great destination to explore and it recently started offering a digital nomad visa for remote workers to stay and work from 6 months up to one year. Situated at the crossroads where Europe meets Asia, Georgia is a beautiful country with a unique and ancient cultural heritage. For travelers who enjoy nature, Georgia has astonishingly diverse landscapes with many hiking trails. Georgia is also known for its incredible cuisine and wine, so it’s a must visit destination for all food lovers as well.
Where to stay in the heart of it all - Capital city Tbilisi is the vibrant, beating heart of Georgia. It’s home to more than 30% of Georgia’s citizens and offers beautiful architecture and many eating and drinking opportunities. This lively city is a great place to consider working from remotely. Hotel Villa Residence offers apartments with free Wi-Fi and a separate desk to work from, a perfect spot to set up your laptop. Each apartment features large windows for nice views of the city and perfect natural lighting. The property is a short distance from popular attractions, including the Freedom Square and Tbilisi Opera and Ballet Theatre, making it easy to explore the city after work is done.
Where to stay if bringing the whole family - For travelers looking to work remotely and at the same time spend time with family and friends, Sunny Day's Tbilisi is a great stay to consider. This holiday home is located near Kura river and features a terrace with both river and city views. In addition to free Wi-Fi, the vast holiday home features four bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a large dining table to work from. Although the holiday home is located near the bustling historic Old Town of Tbilisi, guests will still have enough privacy, making it a perfect hideaway to work in all quietness and to spend some quality time with the family.
For those seeking a bit more sunshine while working remotely, the British Caribbean island Anguilla is currently accepting online applications for digital nomads who would like to live and work on the island for three months up to one year, arriving on the island no later than 31 October. There’s plenty to enjoy on the island including hiking, horseback riding or cycling. For digital nomads traveling with a family, Anguilla is also a family friendly island with a lot of kid-friendly activities, and great childcare options available.
Where to stay for a lux getaway - Located on the seafront in North Hill Village, Spyglass Hill is a stylish villa where guests can work remotely and enjoy wonderful ocean views. The villa offers multiple terraces with seating areas, so guests can easily install themselves with their laptops outdoors. The villa also features four spacious bedrooms, a private pool and a gym, making it a great stay for families. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property, and beaches are just a short distance away, so guests can enjoy some time to rest and relax after a day of hard work.
Where to stay for a comfortable home away from home - Enjoy incredible sea views while working remotely from La Vue Boutique Inn, located in South Hill Village. Besides boasting beautiful views, each apartment is air-conditioned and features a balcony and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. A separate desk to work from is available in each apartment or guests can choose to work from the large dining table. After a day of working, guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, explore the surrounding area by car or enjoy a local meal at the on-site restaurant.
*Listings that have reported facilities including wifi and dedicated workspace, such as dining table or desk.
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