Viewpoint: What parks can do to accommodate ‘Workcationers’.

Todd Wynne-Parry recently spoke with Akari Nakano of Modern Campground, on what Parks can do to accommodate Workcationers

As vacations and workdays become workcations, companies providing outdoor hospitality accommodations might want to consider measures to make room for this demand, Todd Wynne-Parry, Managing Director of Horwath HTL Outdoor Hospitality Advisory told Modern Campground.

“Technology has certainly advanced everybody’s ability to get outside more, which is great. People can work remotely,” the outdoor hospitality industry advisor said.

“So a lot of the new RV parks that I’m seeing out there, they really are kind of taking a page out of the resort book and providing a lounge area where people could work if it’s inclement weather or it’s hot out […]; they can work inside or they can just relax inside in a lounge area,” he added.

Gone are the days of workers being confined to their office cubicles to fulfill tasks. Nowadays, people are exploring what’s beyond the four walls of an office building, and exercising a freer lifestyle that combines working and traveling.

Earlier this year, camping app The Dyrt’s study revealed that the number of people who worked from a campsite nearly tripled between 2018 and 2021.

In this new setup, people choose to work remotely at campgrounds to enjoy mountain views or lakefront views while completing tasks for work—and not only during the weekends but on weekdays too.

According to The Dyrt’s 2022 Camping Report, released earlier this year, camping trips now include weekdays for more than half (70%) of campers because weekday camping no longer has to mean using PTO or vacation days.

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