Do you work remotely and fancy a change of scenery? TUI is here with a sunny solution.
TUI UK has begun launching workations – a package where you can stay in an all-inclusive hotels for a couple of weeks – offering a new office for Brits who have found themselves working from home.
The workation packages are available at more than 30 all-inclusive hotels across Spain, the Canaries, Greece, Portugal, Morocco and Jamaica.
Every hotel in the collection offers desk space, good Wi-Fi and either a balcony or terrace.
When done with work, guests can enjoy activities that are offered at the hotels such as yoga, tennis, spa treatments and more.
Prices start at £1049 for a fortnight, £1349 for three weeks and £1799 for four weeks and include flights from various regional airports.
This follow’s TUI’s “work from anywhere” policy which was introduced back in July when the company shifted to a permanent flexible working approach following the Covid-19 pandemic.
According to research conducted by TUI, 52 per cent of all office staff would welcome such an opportunity and believe it would make them happier.
TUI UK & I Commercial and Business Development Director Richard Sofer said: “The pandemic has shown us the benefits of flexible working and following our recent announcement of a shift in how we work as an organisation, we are pleased to be offering workations for customers and colleagues.
“There’s clearly an appetite for workations and as an employer and travel company we want to continue to modernise and offer breadth and flexibility.
“The pandemic has not only changed the way millions of us work, but it has also changed the way we feel about work-life balance. It has made us realise that life is precious and there to be enjoyed.
“There’s absolutely no reason why workers can’t happily combine having fun in a lovely environment with working. Indeed, it’s likely that the happier they are the better they will perform, and we should embrace this.”
The research also found that the main benefits of a workation would be warm, sunny weather, and having food and drink provided for them were the two top things that workers said would make their work more enjoyable.
Top 10 benefits of a workation :
Warm sunny weather, 39%
Having food and drink all provided for you, 33%
A view of the countryside (mountains, landscape etc), 30%
All-inclusive food and drinks, 30%
A beach, 28%
An exciting new town / city to explore, 25%
A pool, 23%
Activities around the area, 19%
Your bed made and room tidied everyday, 18%
Evening entertainment, 18%
Source : times