According to a recent New York Times and Morning
Consult survey, one in three workers said they would move to a new
city or state if remote working continues.
Airbnb, the popular home sharing platform, has
also reported a rising trend when it comes to longer-term stays,
as the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic changes the way many of us
work, live and travel.
Whether it’s temporarily relocating to be closer to
family or taking the opportunity to explore a new community,
Airbnb data shows guests are increasingly using the platform to
support remote working and temporary relocations.
Today, more than 6 million active listings on
Airbnb offer longer-term and monthly stays, with bookings for
monthly stays seeing a significant increase in recent months. In
Thailand, over 60,000 listings offer monthly discounts for
And as Thailand prepares to launch a long-stay
visa option, designed to attract foreigners to spend up to 270
days in the Kingdom starting from next month, Airbnb will be
hoping to tap into this segment and offer visitors the beautiful
beaches, mountains or city life they are looking for.
While there is still a lot of uncertainty about
what the next year will look like in terms of travel and tourism,
Airbnb says it is already seeing profound shifts in booking data.