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Remote Year shifts business to a new membership platform

Access to a vast network of professionals who travel, centralized resources, connection-maintaining events and value are key to new offering.

NEW YORK – Remote Year, a leading provider of “work from anywhere” trips to over 80 destinations around the world, has evolved its offering to focus on community building with the launch of the Remote Year Membership Platform.

The Membership includes a newly designed virtual hub serving as the one-stop-shop for connecting, learning and sharing for remote workers. It is complemented by travel passes with savings and perks that scale based on travel frequency. All memberships levels include:

  • Access to a new virtual platform, the RY Nation Hub, to connect with Remote Year’s community of professionals who are living, working and exploring the world, currently over 4,000 strong, ranging from 23-71 years old, of all backgrounds. The platform includes resources like destination guides, job boards, apartment rental boards, and 150 curated work and travel resource groups related to location, identity, interests and profession. It will also host digital series and workshops with subjects relevant to traveling professionals, like how to lead a remote team or manage finances on the road. 
  • A central RY Travel Marketplace from which professionals may select one month at a time or longer trips to over 80 global destinations, with over 200 local experiences and side trips at the ready. The marketplace also includes services that make international travel easy, like airport transfers, SIM cards, apartment cleaning, gym passes, language classes and COVID testing.
  • Access to inspiring in person experiences to foster face-to-face connections just as much as digital ones, from informal local meetups to global adventures timed to cultural events (think Oaxaca’s Day of the Dead) or with access to unique locations. The company will also offer RY Nation Festivals for the community to come together, meant to be held quarterly around the world in destinations like Morocco, Greece, Brazil and Thailand.

Remote Year’s CEO Shaun Prime noted, “The new Membership offering, RY Nation hub and our Travel Passes, are designed to address what we’ve learned from our customers: There is strong demand for community building amongst remote and hybrid workers, as they seek out shared experiences to combat the isolation that independent work can create. Our travelers are professionals first and are looking for flexibility and value in a work-from-anywhere experience, as are the companies that employ them, which are exploring recruiting and staff retention tools that will attract an evolving workforce. Ultimately, we see that remote and hybrid workers want to diversify where they work, slow down and to dig deep into a place where they can live and work at their own pace, and so the evolved Remote Year experience addresses that demand.”

Catering to a variety of differing travel paces, Remote Year now offers three membership options with tiered pricing, which are also available for companies to purchase as a perk for remote or hybrid employees:

  • Community Membership is designed for the beginner anywhere worker interested in Remote Year’s curated resources, events and community connections.
  • Explorer Pass is ideal for someone looking to travel one to three months of the year, perhaps because they have a home, a partner or a hybrid job anchoring them elsewhere.
  • Nomad Pass is designed for the person that lives and works on the road all the time or much of the year, enabling them to travel for the cost of their rent.

Prime added, “Today’s launch is a giant leap for Remote Year. The three tiers of the Remote Year Membership Platform meet professionals where they are in life, whether they’re curious and just starting to explore the benefits of travel while working, or they are lifestyle nomads looking to immerse themselves in new cultures.”

Existing customers of Remote Year will be gifted either a Community Membership or a Travel Pass based on their level of travel with the company.

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