LIST: The World’s Best Cities for Holiday Work

With the scare of COVID-19 pandemic peeping, which doesn’t seem to show signs of stopping anytime soon, people are already itching to travel.

Working from home has already been considered as part of our new normal. With that being said, having the best of both worlds – work and vacation – seems to be the best Christmas present one could give oneself.

Holidu, an international travel search engine has released their list of best cities for your next “workcation”. 

“It’s not quite a fully-fledged holiday where you can start on the cocktails at 11 a.m., because you will still have emails to do and tasks to action, but it does offer a change of scenery and the chance to relax away from home outside working hours.” Holidu explained.

“A workation allows you to spend more time visiting faraway family members or really exploring a destination without having to drain all of your annual leave. And, whilst the concept was a ‘thing’ long before the coronavirus pandemic, it’s now become an option for more people with the rise in remote working.

A lot of consideration were taken to come up with the ranking. From internet speed, pric of coffee, food, co-working spaces, accomodations, and even the costs, they were all taken into account.

Bangkok, bagging the top spot together with two other Thai cities – Phuket and Chiang Mai tying in 10th place only proved to us how Thailand is the best destination for work and play.

“The boom of Asian investment has led to many multinational companies relocating to Bangkok, meaning that the city now offers high-class facilities to international entrepreneurs and businessmen,” the description said.

“And in the downtime, why not visit some of the hundreds of palaces across the city, with the most famous being the Grand Palace and Wat Po?!” it addded. “It also offers a variety of shopping centres with high street boutiques and the morning floating markets are perfect for sampling local food.”

Here is the list of Top 10 cities:

1st: Bangkok

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2nd: New Delhi

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3rd: Lisbon

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4th: Barcelona

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5th: Buenos Aires & Budapest

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6th: Mumbai

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7th: Istanbul

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8th: Bucharest

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9th: Phuket & Chiang Mai

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