TORONTO, CA. Dec. 10, 2020 – In recognition of the months spent working at kitchen tables, on couches and even in bedrooms, Expedia is giving “Working from Home” a promotion in 2021. Weary workers in Canada will be able to book one of six luxury two-week “Work from Here” (WFH) trips for just $20.20, each curated to give remote employees the opportunity for a major video conference backdrop upgrade, all while highlighting the beauty across Canada.
For those looking for a new outlook in 2021, the special WFH trips will go on sale on Dec. 14 at 20:20 EST (8:20 PM EST) on https://workfromhere.expedia.ca and are sure to sell out quickly. Workers who snag one of the six $20.20 WFH deals will receive a two-week stay for two people at an Expedia VIP Access Property in April 2021.* The curated experiences for Work From Here highlight different regions and offer a taste of both urban and more remote destinations, including Hotel X (Toronto), Entourage sur-le-Lac (Quebec City) and The Sundial Boutique Hotel (Whistler).
“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced an unprecedented shift in how and where many workers complete their daily ‘9-5’. Working at home for an extended period has compounded the desire to explore new places, take in sites and scenery, and experience something new,” said Nisreene Atassi, Senior Director, Communications, at Expedia. “Built on the wanderer mindset of today’s work from anywhere professionals, ‘Work From Here’ celebrates a new global culture that allows employees the freedom to balance work with travel. When we can travel freely again, we want to inspire workers to think differently about their workspace to create happier, more productive experiences, which would benefit not only employees but also employers.”
Expedia launches the “Work from Here” campaign to help break down barriers for planning workcations, after looking into the attitudes of remote workers within Canada. The study uncovered the desires and perceived benefits of working from a new location, with the top findings below.
The current situation:
Improved relationship building and increased positive energy:
Daydreaming of the perfect destination
Nita Chhinzer, Associate Professor of Human Resources at the University of Guelph, comments: “As the pandemic has continued, people have upgraded spaces in their homes to include all the ‘must-haves’ for a great remote work setup, but some people are getting burnt out with the isolation, increased work hours, and blurred personal-professional space associated with working from home. People looking to get a break from the work from home situation have started to explore booking trips for a few days or weeks at relatively local destinations with the intention to work during the day, and explore a new environment or surrounding after work hours. There are three important tips when changing up remote workspace to help maximize productivity, recharge people and help them succeed at deeper cognitive thoughts.
To help with planning your own trip, Expedia’s local travel experts and bloggers VancityWild have shared all you need to know on maximizing any Work From Here trip. And if you’re planning to pack your laptop in your luggage and explore a new WFH location, head over to the Expedia Canada blog to check out our guide on 5 Top Tips for Planning a WFH, as well as some dreamy Canadian spots to keep you inspired.
Most importantly, it’s key to check travel advisories when booking or travelling. Visit the COVID-19 resource center for more information.
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Notes to Editors:
Expedia’s ‘Work from Here’ global survey compiled between 5th and 12th November 2020 by OnePoll. Respondents: 2000, Canadian adults, employees from Canada who do or can work from home.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Extremely limited offer, while supplies last – only six (6) bookings are available at this rate. Offer is only available at the three (3) participating hotels (two (2) bookings per property). Offer is valid for either of the stated travel periods, April 1 through April 15, 2021 or April 16 through April 30, 2021, based on double occupancy, and includes taxes and fees. All room types may not be included in the offer. Offer is subject to availability and may be discontinued without notice. Hotel-specific conditions may apply and are notified prior to booking. Expedia’s usual booking terms and conditions apply: https://www.expedia.ca/lp/lg-legal. Promoter: Expedia, Inc., 1111 Expedia Group Way W., Seattle, WA 98119 USA
If you are unable to travel during the stated travel periods due to government restrictions related to the Coronavirus pandemic, Expedia will assist in rescheduling the trip.
Note: working from a location different from your normal work location could result in personal tax responsibilities or responsibilities for your employer. Please consult a tax advisor and your employer with any questions