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Distant work is changing travel. Here’s what it’s essential to know

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Now that distant work appears to be here to remain, the travel industry is seeing the consequences.

This summer, 20% of travelers are planning to work while they’re on the road, NerdWallet reported, citing Deloitte data. Amongst those travelers, 4 out of 5 plan to extend their trip due to flexible job schedules

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Because distant employees can travel at any time, some travel trends could change dramatically, NerdWallet reported. 

For instance, flights have historically been dearer on weekends and cheaper throughout the week, but that would change now that more individuals are working remotely, the private finance website reported.

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Travel booking app Hopper has found that the associated fee of domestic flights on Sundays has risen 5.9% and domestic flights on Mondays has risen 2.97% this yr in comparison with 2019, NerdWallet reported.

Travel trends – like when flights are more or inexpensive – are changing, due to the pliability of distant work. 
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Meanwhile, flight prices have dropped by 3.04% on Fridays and by 1.6% on Saturdays, making Saturday a less expensive day to fly than Monday. 

Holiday travel could also change, since distant employees can take longer trips and avoid “peak” travel dates, in keeping with NerdWallet. 

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Distant work has also allowed people to avoid wasting more for travel by moving to places with lower costs of living and tax incentives, NerdWallet reported. 

More employees who work remotely are choosing to bring their jobs with them when they travel. 

More employees who work remotely are selecting to bring their jobs with them after they travel. 
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“Many travelers who’ve the chance are selecting to mix distant working with trips for a change of scene in addition to maximizing PTO,” Mark Crossey, a traveler expert at Skyscanner, told NerdWallet. 

“Workations allow individuals with flexible home and work lives to change into ‘half tourists’ for a time frame,” Crossey added. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Ann W. Schmidt is a way of life reporter and editor for Fox News Digital. 

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