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The concept of workations in the Algarve is fast becoming a popular choice for many people. But, what exactly is a ‘workation’?
Throughout the pandemic, there were so many new approaches to travel including longer stays, quick getaways and staycations. At first, it seemed that the 'workation' was just another passing trend in the travel industry. However, we now see that it is more than just a catchy buzzword...people are really warming up to the idea of working remotely in warmer climates.
In a recent poll by GlobalData, results showed a high preference for less time in the office post-COVID-19 with 29% of global respondents only wishing to visit the office monthly, quarterly, or when requested by management.
It's clear that the way people work is changing, as are attitudes towards remote working. It has given people time back and the chance to be more flexible with their work environment. If staff are able to work in an environment that makes them happy, productivity would surely rise - management teams will begin taking note of this. In fact, they already are - one of our villas recently hosted a team of 6 from a company in the UK, who used the opportunity to work on important projects while growing more productive as a team!
Who wouldn’t want to spend their lunch break enjoying a dip in their own private pool? The Algarve offers gorgeous weather, local activities and fully equipped properties. As we have observed this trend, SandyBlue have made sure all villas can offer a great workation environment. Our villas have the fastest Wi-Fi, so that professional lives certainly won’t come to a standstill and guests can really enjoy being productive. Comfortable furnishings that can accommodate a working day are also an important factor.
The Algarve offers even more than these necessities. The many walking, running and cycling trails allow professionals to explore and wind down from their work. Another aspect is time zones - will work communications be viable if you are at a drastically different time difference? Of course, UK guests won’t have this issue to tackle in the Algarve, so it’s not surprising to see it as one of the top workation spots!
This trend is definitely on the rise, and we encourage people to try it. You can explore our villa portfolio to discover the perfect base for your workation in the Algarve!