Tui has launched a range of ‘workations’ offering customers the chance to combine work with an overseas holiday.
The packages are available at more than 30 all-inclusive hotels across Spain, the Canaries, Greece, Portugal, Morocco and Jamaica, including flights from various regional airports. Hotels have been selected to ensure they offers desk space, good Wi-Fi and either a balcony or terrace.
Prices start at £1,049 for a fortnight, £1,349 for three weeks and £1,799 for four weeks.
The move follows the introduction in July of Tui’s “work from anywhere” policy, offering employees a permanent flexible working approach.
According to new research conducted by Tui, 52% of all office staff would welcome the opportunity for a workation and believe it would make them happier and better at doing their job.
The operator is also running a competition offering one winner the chance to test a workation and share their views.
The prize will include a seven-night stay for two in a workation hotel on an all-inclusive basis with flights and transfers included.
Richard Sofer, Tui UK and Ireland commercial and business development director, said: “The pandemic has shown us the benefits of flexible working and following our recent announcement of a shift in how we work as an organisation, we are pleased to be offering workations for customers and colleagues.
“There’s clearly an appetite for workations and as an employer and travel company we want to continue to modernise and offer breadth and flexibility.
“The pandemic has not only changed the way millions of us work, but it has also changed the way we feel about work-life balance.
“There’s absolutely no reason why workers can’t happily combine having fun in a lovely environment with working. Indeed, it’s likely that the happier they are, the better they will perform and we should embrace this.”
Activities offered at the ‘workation’ hotels include yoga, running clubs, tennis and spa treatments. For those travelling as a family, there are kids clubs available.