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The rise of “Workations”, a boon for travel agencies

Some companies allow employees to work not only from home, but also from vacation destinations.  (image: Lotte Co. members)

Some companies allow employees to work not only from home, but also from vacation destinations. (image: Lotte Co. members)

SEOUL, June 2 (Korea Bizwire)The tourism industry is boosted by the growing demand for travel as the work-from-home culture grows.

Accommodation booking app Good Choice reported a 69% increase in the number of bookings for more than two consecutive nights in the first quarter of this year, compared to the previous one, mainly led by people doing “work” at long term.

Good Choice conducted a survey of 350 app users, in which 79.9% thought the works were a great idea.

The most appropriate duration of labor was found to average 12.8 days. Unlike regular vacations, working people sought to travel because they worked a loose schedule.

Interpark Tour has partnered with the Gangwon Tourism Organization to provide 11,400 days of accommodation under two working programs from March to May and October to December, in which booking rates during the last part of the program jumped 38% compared to the first.

Job awareness varied by job type.

Good Choice said 69.4% of workers in the IT industry said they knew what a job was, while 68.2% of those working in the distribution industry were also familiar with the concept.

In contrast, those working in manufacturing (54.2%) and service industries (54.2%) as well as the self-employed (47.1%) were less aware of the concept.

M. H. Lee ([email protected])