Are ‘workations’ the new vacations in Karnataka?
With Wi-Fi connection, unlimited coffee, and a beautiful view, working and being on vacation seems to be the new trend in Karnataka this year. Techies and youngsters are now turning their favourite tourist spots into their offices.
Bengaluru: As the Karnataka government has relaxed the COVID-19 induced restrictions across the state, there seems to be a spike in tourism in Karnataka.
Well it's not just the weekends, but tourist spots are jam packed all throughout the week and the reason behind this are the working professionals in the cities.
With almost every company in the state asking their employees to work from home, people have now begun to feel claustrophobic and lethargic surrounded by the four walls of their rooms.
After working from home for more than six months now, people have started turning their favourite tourist spots into their offices.
People from across the state, especially Bengaluru are booking hotels, homestays, and resort rooms in tourist spots like Kodagu, Chikkamagaluru, Mysuru, Hassan, Sakleshpur, Bandipur, Gokarna and Mangaluru.
With the spike in tourists visiting these places, the hotels, homestays, and resorts are also setting up workstations for their guests.
With hotels, homestays and resorts providing facilities like Wi-Fi connection, desks, and tables to work across their property premises, unlimited coffee, and a beautiful view, most youngsters are booking these places not for a day but for weeks.
Some leading resorts and homestays in the state are already reported to be reserved until November as there seems no chance of offices reopening anytime soon with the increase in COVID-19 cases.
This new concept in the state has been receiving good response from techies in Bengaluru who seem to like the idea of working surrounded by greenery and nature, undisturbed in complete privacy.