A wonderful team of 12 remote work pioneers and tourism experts (Hazique Memon, Fanny Caloz, Pascal Eisenhut, Pascal Gebert, Marcel Gasser aka the business buddha, Birgit Pestalozzi, Marcelle Christen Einsiedler, Jacqueline Hutter, Ilona Klama and Sarah Zingerli and me) worked on this question for two days at the official Tourism Hackdays of HotellerieSuisse, Opendata.ch, HSLU Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Touristofficelab.
Here’s what we found out: Digital nomads choose their destinations based on several factors that influence both living and working in a particular country. The most important factors are the 7 Cs: Community, Coworking, Coliving, Conferences, Colearning, Collaboration & Cobalancing.
So the hotel room alone is not enough. This is where the innovative idea of modern coworking spaces in tourist areas of Switzerland must come into play. It is important that tourism managers are familiar with the requirements of remote workers and digital nomads.
A coliving is a place where people form long-lasting friendships and relationships. Some people even meet their partner for life. A coliving creates an experience where human interactions are key – connections and a sense of belonging are created. It is a safe place for people to meet.
Watch our two presentations from the Tourism Hackathons in April 2021
1. Persona of a Digital Nomad (The Digital Nomad Client)
2. Ecosystems of a Digital Nomad Village – The 7C Framework for a successfull Digital Nomad Village in Switzerland
Swiss Remote Work Academy
The two co-founders of the first coliving space in Switzerland, the president of the association Digital Nomads Switzerland, an intuitive life coach and a PR expert joined forces in spring 2020 to help the Swiss tourism industry build and operate successful Digital Nomad ecosystems.
The Swiss Remote Work Academy advises Tourism Managers, Hoteliers and municipalities on the planning an implementation of coworking and coliving offers for Remote Workers and Digital Nomads in Swiss Tourism destinations.