(ANSA) – ROME, APRIL 29 – Professional, with a high degree of education, equally divided between men and women and with the great dream of working while traveling (and not just traveling to work). It is the portrait of the Digital Nomad 2.0, a category halfway between tourist and worker, protagonist of the new ANSA-Incontra forum entitled Italy, a country for digital nomads? ANSA.IT.
A trend that already existed before 2020 and “that the pandemic has only accelerated”, tells ANSA-Incontra Alberto Mattei, president of the Italian digital nomads association who with Airbnb has just drawn up the Second Report on Digital Nomadism in Italy.
“During the pandemic in the US the number has doubled and unofficial statistics count 35 million digital nomads in the world – he says – But forget the 20-year-old freelance backpack on his shoulder. In Italy the average age is around 37-40 years. abroad they are a little younger, because the concept of digitalization and remote work is more widespread. And there are no major gender differences “(54% are women).
“Most – continues Mattei – are employees or collaborators of companies. And they work mainly in the world of communication, marketing and information technology. 43% of those interviewed in Italy would prefer to go to the southern regions and the islands. 93% would be available. even staying in small municipalities or marginal areas “. The obstacles? “Obviously there are conditions deemed necessary – adds the Country Manager of Airbnb Italy, Giacomo Trovat – 65% of the interviewees cite the internet, 61% the cost of living but 40% also cultural activities” to be experienced in the area. (HANDLE).
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