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Here’s where most Brits are working remotely, according to Airbnb

Through analysing long-term stay trends, the website has found the places most popular with British ‘digital nomads’

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham

During the pandemic, lots of people had a huge realisation. They didn’t really need an office. Sure, the social bits are nice, but the rest? The crammed commutes? Expensive lunches? Not so much. So even after the pandemic, for plenty of jobs, remote working has continued. 

And while that means that lots of people are still simply working from home, others have tested the limits of remote working. So-called ‘digital nomads’ have been more ambitious, taking their jobs to new places (sometimes even abroad) and working from exotic locales.

A lot of those nomads are using Airbnb to work their way between remote working spots. In fact, so far this year one in five Airbnb users has said they’re using the site for remote working, while the platform has reported a third increase in long term bookings – indicating that travellers are more frequently fusing work and leisure.

So which destinations are proving most popular for Brits looking for long-term stays? Well, Airbnb has crunched the numbers to find out. Below are the top 10 destinations Britons have turned to for remote working in 2022 so far.

1. Lisbon, Portugal

2. Dubai, UAE

3. Bristol, UK

4. Birmingham, UK

5. Manchester, UK

6. Cape Town, South Africa

7. Glasgow, UK

8. Liverpool, UK

9. Seoul, Korea

10. Los Angeles, California, US

If you’re interested in finding out more about Airbnb’s remote working trends, you can read the full report here.

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