Chris Murray from England has been living the digital nomad lifestyle for five years. (Photo/CGTN)
Something unexpected happened when the pandemic forced millions of professionals to work remotely on a daily basis – companies discovered that in many cases it's more productive!
Occasional tele-workers are becoming permanent 'digital nomads' – a location-independent workforce for whom work and travel are no longer mutually exclusive.
It is estimated that by 2035, there may be as many as one billion digital nomads globally.
A recent study ranked the top countries for digital nomads based on factors like 'internet speed', 'length of remote working visas' and 'happiness'. Coming in second place after Norway was Mexico.
Digital nomads grow in Mexico amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Video/CGTN)