Just as the world was beginning to shift toward a more デジタルノマド lifestyle, word of a global disease caught everyone off surprise, delaying the entire process. As the initial panic and uncertainty receded, new tendencies emerged.
Why are there so many digital nomads these days?
The emergence of beneficial online information sites focused at nomads and travelers in general, as well as the rise of co-living and coworking spaces, online talent marketplaces, and digital nomad tour services, all contribute to independent workers’ ability to become digital nomads.
As remote working became the norm, it became evident that leading a nomadic lifestyle is possible without completely changing one’s daily habits. As a result, a new generation of digital nomads has formed, ready to explore the unknown and visit far-flung destinations.
Is it conceivable that this trend will continue in 2022? Today, we’ll try to answer that question by looking at existing data that can help us predict the future. Let’s get going!
Business owners will appreciate the itinerant lifestyle even more
You might suppose that digital nomads are largely freelancers who work from home part-time or full-time. On the other hand, the data says otherwise. One-third of all digital nomads work for themselves and operate their businesses solely online.
This comprises businesses of all sizes and industries, from small startups to large corporations. Why not take advantage of the Internet’s progress, which allows people to be fully engaged in their work from any location on the globe?
The next great travel destination will be South America.
Major digital nomad destinations like Europe and Asia are well-known. Still, because digital nomads aren’t afraid to explore new things, we think South America will be the next hot spot.
Columbia and Argentina, for example, are already recognized for their nomad resorts. Even so, one thing we do know about this wild and magnificent continent is that it has a lot to offer individuals of all ages. In some areas, better and more stable internet connectivity remains a worry, but we are confident that things will improve in the coming year.
Nomads will travel to new countries less frequently.
Most nomads used to set a goal of seeing at least 3-5 different countries each year. After all, traveling from one country to another by car, plane, or train was quite simple. But, regrettably, that is no longer the case.
While some countries are still reasonably open to international travelers, others require proof of immunization and a PCR test to avoid quarantine. Furthermore, some countries continue to prohibit tourists’ entry unless they are traveling for business or an emergency. Many nomads were persuaded that staying put for the time being was the best option. Unfortunately, until the Coronavirus problem is entirely treated, this trend is likely to persist, encouraging individuals to stay to a few favorite locations for the time being.
Independents and nomads are both diverse groups made up of people from various generations, occupations, and socioeconomic strata. While the bulk of the participants are young and male, one-third are female, and 54 percent are over the age of 38. The most popular are the creative industries, but IT and marketing are also popular. One out of every six people makes more than $75,000 per year, with full-time and part-time work evenly distributed (54 to 46 per cent).
As technology progresses and companies become more comfortable with a distributed and remote workforce for many reasons, such as work/life balance, Baby Boomer “unretiring,” and more, we expect interest in and involvement in the digital nomad movement to grow.
Digital nomads will continue to prioritize work-life balance.
Nomads are not exempt from working for a job just because they enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures. According to some surveys, デジタルノマドのトレンド work 46 hours each week on average.
This may appear counterintuitive at first glance, as many people assume the nomadic lifestyle is all about having fun and avoiding work and stress. However, the same study discovered that transitioning to full-time travel made nomads happier in their daily lives. So, what’s the catch, exactly?
It’s a simple procedure. Work will become less of a concern once you are energized and satisfied with your life. On the contrary, many people claim that since becoming digital nomads, their overall job contentment has increased dramatically. As a result, less is sometimes more, and vice versa.