Variation in travel

Our lives have been disrupted over the past couple of years and our travel plans may not be able to keep pace with all the changes that have taken place. Although we need to face up to many unexpected issues, for many of us, travel remains deep inside our hearts. Even if we cannot take a flight travel around the globe right now, there are other ways we can make our dreams come true.

The workation trend

A workation is exactly how it sounds – a combination of work plus vacation. Workations are becoming more and more popular in western countries. When you get tired of working you can gaze up at the blue sky and white clouds or enjoy the cooling sea breeze on the beach. You will regain your energy in an instant and have greater concentration when you resume your work.

Working from a hotel

Working from home has become more common during the pandemic and many find that it can actually improve working efficiency. According to a survey conducted in 2020 by Cushman & Wakefield regarding “Workplace Ecosystems of the Future”, 75% of the respondents agreed that working from home could help to improve working efficiency, with 73% saying that companies should adopt this flexible working model.

Have you ever considered that working from home could be further upgraded to working from a hotel? Apart from a quiet, comfortable working space, the hotel will also arrange room service so you can have a delicious meal delivered while you are still busy at work. Working at the same time as enjoying a vacation in a comfortable environment mean you can kill two birds with one stone.

VR travel experience

The pandemic has had a huge impact on the global tourism industry. In response, many companies have developed virtual travel experiences by applying virtual reality (VR) technologies to the tourism industry. Now, everyone can travel around the world without leaving home! Tourism bureaus in some countries have even produced videos that take the audience to go surfing, snorkelling, fishing or for a walk along the beach.

In addition, Google Arts & Culture has cooperated with more than 500 museums and art galleries around the world, allowing users to use the Google Street View function to attend exhibitions in those museums and enjoy an art journey without leaving home.

Take a local tour

We all need to enjoy ourselves and live a balanced life under the new normal, and more people are starting to see the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Other than a busy work life, do you ever step back and think about how you use the rest of the time every day? Put aside your mobile phone, switch off your computer and enjoy a weekend outdoors experiencing the delights of your home city! If you don’t know where to go, check out the website of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (discoverhongkong.com) to get some ideas. Whether it’s exploring the countryside, enjoying nature, experiencing local culture and traditions, finding the footprints of the past, or taking a history lesson, there is certain to be something that suits your needs.

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