Pandemic has modified the scenery of work conditions. It has led to the creation of digital nomadism, an increasing worldwide trend. Accommodation, aiming to attract digital nomads, should provide sufficient and convincing incentives to secure staying in them.
Digital nomads choose to travel to different destinations and work from there. The main criterion for choosing accommodation is connectivity and speed of internet. Those are essential components so that digital nomads can work remotely. This growing group of workers should be aware of Wi-Fi speeds in the location they wish to stay before they travel.
Are accommodations ready to welcome digital nomads? Is their internet connection speed fast enough? It is a fact that more and more accommodations are aiming to attract digital nomads and trying to make their stay easier. For this reason, there is an option for digital nomads to know in advance the Wi-Fi speed of a potential accommodation.
This innovative option has been recently introduced by Airbnb. The company has presented a Wi-Fi speed test. It allows anyone who lists their home with the short-term rental service to share their Wi-Fi speed with users. Owners can do, by following Airbnb guidelines, a few quick speed tests and customers can compare results among accommodations as they are browsing for a place to book. Adding this feature will provide extra security to customers and guarantee speed accuracy to those wishing to rent an Airbnb accommodation and work from there. This new speed test has been rolled out in the US and will be expanded worldwide in the coming weeks.
Digital nomadism is the new reality in the field of remote work and is facing rapid growth. It is necessary for the accommodation to be prepared for the reception of digital nomads by adopting practices that facilitate and support their settlement.
Writen by Eva Garyfallogianni