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Cruise ships turned into floating harbingers of doom during the pandemic. Now they have a chance to reposition themselves for the remote working boom.

Series: Future of Work

Future of Work

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

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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Ronny Pettersen likes to play a game. He switches on his virtual background during video meetings, and waits to see how long — or if — people notice he’s working from a sailboat. “I kind of had this challenge,” he said. “Will they find out? Will they notice? The ch