With so many of us working from home these days, the views really are growing a little bit dull. Happily, the Canary Islands Tourist Board have launched a competition which will lead to one lucky homeworker winning six months of remote working in the Canary Islands, all expenses paid.
The prize includes return flights, accommodation, co-working space and activities in the destination for six months.
The competition closes to entries on 9th June. To enter, you’re invited to record yourself answering the question: ‘What do you do and what would you get out of working from the Canary Islands?‘
You must upload your video to social media using the hashtag #RemoteWorkerWanted and tagging the Canary Islands’ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or YouTube channel.
The winner will be chosen by a jury of five members, including experts in remote working and in tourism marketing, and will be announced on 30th June 2021 via the Canary Islands’ social media channels.
For self-employed workers the case may be business as usual, but remote working has been a growing trend in recent years among 9-to-5-ers, with and has rapidly accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic rapidly accelerating the trend. Many companies are now changing the way they work, as well as their openness towards remote workers.
The Canary Islands is a haven for the WFH-ers the tourist board has labelled “digital nomads.” The Archipelago has always offered high internet speed, better than the European average, which is set to become even faster with the introduction of 5G. With a climate of endless summer, thirty natural parks and protected spaces, biosphere reserves stretching to 60% of the Archipelago’s terrain, five UNESCO World Heritage Sites, world-class beaches and an array of original cultural activities, the Canary Islands has plentyto offer outside of working hours.
Choose between Tazacorte, La Palma, for its tranquillity, Corralejo in Fuerteventura, for its beaches, or Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria when you want to pair natural beauty with a cultural city.
All competition participants will have exclusive access to the Remote Talent Directory, a tool to connect freelancers and remote workers with professionals and companies residing in the Canary Islands. This tool will be shared with co-working and co-living spaces located in the Archipelago, as well as companies and professionals open to work with remote workers from all over Europe.
Full competition details can be found at www.remoteworkerswanted.com.
It might be time to swap that digital Zoom ocean backdrop for a real one!
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