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Remote work is changing travel. Here’s what you need to know.

Now that remote work seems to be here to stay, the travel industry is seeing the effects.

This summer, 20% of commuters plan to work while on the road, NerdWallet reported, citing Deloitte data. Of these travelers, four out of five plan to extend their trip for this reason. Flexible work schedules.

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Because remote workers can travel at any time, some travel trends can change dramatically, NerdWallet reported.

For example, flights have historically been more expensive on weekends and cheaper during the week, but that may change now that more people are working remotely, the personal finance website reported.

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Travel booking app Hopper found that the cost of domestic flights on Sundays increased by 5.9 percent compared to 2019, and the cost of domestic flights on Mondays increased by 2.97 percent this year, NerdWallet reported.

Thanks to the flexibility of remote work, travel trends – such as when flights are more or less expensive – are changing. (iStock)

Meanwhile, flight prices fell by 3.04% on Friday and 1.6% on Saturday, making Saturday the cheapest day to fly compared to Monday.

According to NerdWallet, holiday travel could also change, as remote workers can travel longer and avoid “peak” travel dates.

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Remote work has also allowed people to save more for travel by moving to places with lower costs and tax incentives, NerdWallet reported.

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

More employees who work remotely choose to bring their jobs with them when they travel. (iStock)

“Many travelers who have the opportunity are choosing to work remotely for a change of scenery as well as to maximize PTO,” Mark Crusi, a travel expert at Skyscanner, told NerdWallet.

“Jobs allow people with flexible home-work lives to become ‘half-tourists’ for a period of time,” Crusi added.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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