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A vast, sprawling network of connected hubs are slowly but surely being built across Ireland’s rural regions. All it needs now are remote workers.

Series: Future of Work

Future of Work

Editor’s Note: Skift Future of Work briefing is available exclusively every Friday for subscribers to Skift Pro.

As organizations start to embrace distributed work and virtual meetings, the corporate travel and meetings sectors are preparing for change. How will travel managers respond to new patterns of employee mobility? What role will hotels play in catering to distributed workforces and distributed meetings? Can destinations, and airlines, capitalize on the anticipated boom in digital nomads? Does the coming future of work increase or decrease the travel spend?

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When they say remote work, they mean it. Ireland's government is spending $300,000 in Galway to set up high-speed internet across the region, including its offshore islands. But adding these so-called Broadband Connection Points is just one small part of an ambitious five-year