Become a partner2024-06-10T20:23:37+02:00

Perfect Workation experiences
only work together.

Happy workers in the office. 2 women and two men.

Build networks between hosts, organizers, regions, institutes, with local companies and locals.

Perfect workation experiences only work together.

We encourage and promote networks between hosts, event organizers, regions, institutes, local companies and locals.

Workation locations: More than a bed, wifi and desk

Workation locations are meeting places that promote innovation and genuine social exchange.

Employer
Benefits for employer branding (image) + as an alternative to salary increases (costs) + as an innovation network (dev)
Employee
More flexibility in different phases of life + Development of culture, social & innovation mindset
People with people
Cultural & knowledge exchange between guests and locals + Use of local traditional & newly developed projects for ALL
Hospitality sector
Flexible living & working space design, cooperation & connection of coworking spaces for guests & locals
Institutions
Participation of local schools & universities. Tradition & trends at one table.
Entrepreneurship
Participation & networking of local companies
Regions
Faster digitalization + increased economic potential + social & cultural promotion
Employer
Benefits for employer branding (image) + as an alternative to salary increases (costs) + as an innovation network (dev)
Employee
More flexibility in different phases of life + Development of culture, social & innovation mindset
People with people
Cultural & knowledge exchange between guests and locals + Use of local traditional & newly developed projects for ALL
Hospitality sector
Flexible living & working space design, cooperation & connection of coworking spaces for guests & locals
Institutions
Participation of local schools & universities. Tradition & trends at one table.
Entrepreneurship
Participation & networking of local companies
Regions
Faster digitalization + increased economic potential + social & cultural promotion

Create new workation economy

Reisekoffer in weiß mit schwarzem Rand

work
happy
Spaces

As a host, workation provider, coworking space or region. Create perfect workspaces for guests and locals.

Gezeichneter Heißluftballoon mit zwei Wolken

live
more
Rooms

Be a habitat designer for different target groups and offer supporting services.
Diese Abbildung zeigt ein Standort-Symbol

travel
together
Local Network

Use the regional potential of companies, schools, universities and local people to create an inspiring environment.

WORKATION – Hosts & Organizer

WORKATION – Hosts & Organizer

We advertise and broker your offers.
To this end, we use our own automated services and are constantly optimizing them.

What do we mediate and look for?

  • TEAM -Workations:You are a provider or host who has good workation options for teams? Great, register as a Team Workation provider and you will receive exclusive Team Workation briefings and the option to place your offer via our offer generator.
  • My -Workation: You can also host individual Workation guests at any time and have a suitable offer? Great, register and check the My -Workation box. 1. confirmation of the e-mail address, 2. upload of the offer data, 3. correction loop and approval. When you go live, we will place your offer visibly on our “DISCOVER OFFERS“.
  • Net -Workation: You have the option of organizing workations at your premises, but only for a minimum number of participants and/or your offer is not available/bookable at all times? No problem, register and check the box for Net -Workation. 1. confirmation of the e-mail address, 2. upload of the offer data, 3. correction loop and approval. When you go live, we will place your offer visibly on our “DISCOVER OFFERS” page.

What services do we provide?

  • Promotion of the offers on newworkation & via various marketing channels
  • Collecting suitable requests
  • Offer generator for the direct dispatch of bookable offers (German & English)
  • Exclusive insights into our monthly Workation Interest Barometer
  • Inspiration and ideas for optimizing your own Workation infrastructure

We advertise and broker your offers neutrally and comparably.
To this end, we use our own automated services and are constantly optimizing them.

What do we mediate and look for?

  • TEAM -Workations:You are a provider or host who has good workation options for teams? Great, register as a Team Workation provider and you will receive exclusive Team Workation briefings and the option to place your offer via our offer generator.
  • My -Workation: You can also host individual Workation guests at any time and have a suitable offer? Great, register and check the My -Workation box. 1. confirmation of the e-mail address, 2. upload of the offer data, 3. correction loop and approval. When you go live, we will place your offer visibly on our “DISCOVER OFFERS“.
  • Net -Workation: You have the option of organizing workations at your premises, but only for a minimum number of participants and/or your offer is not available/bookable at all times? No problem, register and check the box for Net -Workation. 1. confirmation of the e-mail address, 2. upload of the offer data, 3. correction loop and approval. By going live, we place your offer visibly on our site “DISCOVER OFFERS“.

What services do we provide?

  • Advertising offers on newworkation & via various marketing channels
  • Collecting suitable requests
  • Offer generator for the direct dispatch of bookable offers (German & English)
  • Inspiration for optimizing your own Workation infrastructure
  • Exclusive insights into our monthly Workation Interest Barometer

Are you interested in introducing workation models in your company?
We advise and support you on what you should pay attention to, which tools make sense and which are superfluous, how you can save time and use workstations in a truly targeted manner.

  • Enabling workation
  • Workation options as an alternative to salary increases
  • Workation for employee development and training purposes
  • Find TEAM workations quickly and book easily

Why are we experts?

  • We bring all experts together. In addition to our expertise at newworkation.com, we have built up a partner network with experts (hosts, regional associations, coworking space operators, tourism associations, HR tech, insurance providers and tax law experts) in order to find holistic solutions for people TOGETHER.

WORKATION -Employer?

WORKATION -Employer?

Are you interested in introducing workation models in your company?
We advise and support you on what you should pay attention to, which tools make sense and which are superfluous, how you can save time and use workstations in a truly targeted manner.

  • Enabling workation
  • Workation options as an alternative to salary increases
  • Workation for employee development and training purposes
  • Find TEAM workations quickly and book easily

Why are we experts?

  • We bring all experts together. In addition to our expertise at newworkation.com, we have built up a partner network with experts (hosts, regional associations, coworking space operators, tourism associations, HR tech, insurance providers and tax law experts) in order to find holistic solutions for people TOGETHER.

WORKATION – Employer?

WORKATION -Employer?

WORKATION -Regions

Strengthen your region for digitization
Uses Workation as a platform to connect people in the real world. Some regions have already taken exemplary steps. Our aim is to inspire and advise you on how you can achieve even more for your visitors with Workation by involving the local population and promoting regional development.

What do we offer?

  • Taking stock of the status quo: How far along is digitalization in the region? Who benefits and who doesn’t?
  • Inspiration workshops: What potentials exist and need to be networked? How are citizens involved? Which simple tools and purchases make sense for the region?
  • Integration and participation in “expert panels” consisting of consisting of hosts, regional associations, coworking space operators, tourism associations, HR tech, insurance providers and tax law experts. Because it only works with and for each other!

WORKATION -Regions

Strengthen your region for digitization.
Uses Workation as a platform to connect people in the real world. Some regions have already taken exemplary steps. Our aim is to inspire and advise you on how you can achieve even more for your visitors with Workation by involving the local population and promoting regional development.

What do we offer?

  • Taking stock of the status quo: How far along is digitalization in the region? Who benefits and who doesn’t?
  • Inspiration workshops: What potentials exist and need to be networked? How are citizens involved? Which simple tools and purchases make sense for the region?
  • Integration and participation in “expert panels” consisting of consisting of hosts, regional associations, coworking space operators, tourism associations, HR tech, insurance providers and tax law experts. Because it only works with and for each other!

You are a school, a university and live in a region where workations are possible?
Would you like to connect with guests from the world of work, take part in networking events, gather inspiration and provide inspiration?

Then we would be delighted to hear from you. As soon as a group of Workation guests comes to your region, we will inform you in good time and organize joint networking events.

If you have your own ideas for special workation experiences or would like to organize additional topic-specific events, such as “Founding in Munich”, “Mobility Week”, “Green Future”, then write your ideas in the message.

What are we doing?

  • we create a holistic offer with suitable network partners (hosts, providers, locals)
  • We search for and find suitable participants
  • We make applications, reservations, booking processing and post-processing visible as stories

WORKATION meets Institution

WORKATION meets Institution

You are a school, a university and live in a region where workations are possible?
Would you like to connect with guests from the world of work, take part in networking events, gather inspiration and provide inspiration?

Then we would be delighted to hear from you. As soon as a group of Workation guests comes to your region, we will inform you in good time and organize joint networking events.

If you have your own ideas for special workation experiences or would like to organize additional topic-specific events, such as “Founding in Munich”, “Mobility Week”, “Green Future”, then write your ideas in the message.

What are we doing?

  • we create a holistic offer with suitable network partners (hosts, providers, locals)
  • We search for and find suitable participants
  • We make the applications, reservation confirmations, booking processing and post-processing visible as stories

WORKATION meets Institution

WORKATION meets Institution

WORKATION with & for local entrepreneurs

Regardless of whether it is a large, medium-sized, small or sole proprietorship:
Are you at a Workation location and want to be part of the Workation experience? Would you like to present your own ideas, offers or services? Are you looking to network with suitable guests from various European companies and exchange experiences?

In this case, we appreciate your interest. As soon as a group of Workation guests comes to your region, we will inform you in good time and organize joint networking events.

Anyone who would also like to develop their own concepts for unique workation experiences or topic-specific events such as “Founding in Munich”, “Mobility Week” or “Green Future” is welcome to share their ideas in the message.

What are we doing?

  • we create a holistic offer with suitable network partners (hosts, providers, locals)
  • We search for and find suitable participants

WORKATION with & for local entrepreneurs

Regardless of whether it is a large, medium-sized, small or sole proprietorship:
Are you at a Workation location and want to be part of the Workation experience? Would you like to present your own ideas, offers or services? Are you looking to network with suitable guests from various European companies and exchange experiences?

In this case, we appreciate your interest. As soon as a group of Workation guests comes to your region, we will inform you in good time and organize joint networking events.

Anyone who would also like to develop their own concepts for unique workation experiences or topic-specific events such as “Founding in Munich”, “Mobility Week” or “Green Future” is welcome to share their ideas in the message.

What are we doing?

  • we create a holistic offer with suitable partners (hosts, providers, locals)
  • We search for and find suitable participants

You live at a Workation location and would like to be part of the networking?
Maybe you even want to actively offer packaged Workation offers in your region and earn some extra money as a Local Workation Expert? Or do you simply want to exchange ideas with other cultures and bring your culture closer to your guests?

In this case, we appreciate your expressed interest. As soon as a group of Workation guests is in your region, we will inform you in good time and organize joint networking events.

If you would also like to develop your own concepts for unique workation experiences or topic-specific events, such as “Founding in Munich”, “Mobility Week” or “Green Future”, please share your ideas in the message.

What are we doing?

  • we create a holistic offer with suitable network partners (hosts, providers, locals)
  • We search for and find suitable participants
  • We make the applications, reservation confirmations, booking processing and post-processing visible as stories

WORKATION with & for locals

WORKATION with & for locals

FAQ

General

Will you pass on my data?2024-02-01T14:56:29+01:00

No, no data is passed on even in the case of inquiries. Only when a reservation/booking is actually made will the data be passed on to the respective partner. Our partners may also not use the data received from us for advertising purposes without your consent.

What does the “new” in newworkation stand for?2024-02-01T14:21:21+01:00

We associate “New Work” and “Workation” with two developments in the world of work. “New Work” stands for modern work concepts that promote flexibility, self-determination and innovative working environments. It stands for a contemporary work culture that focuses on change and progress. However, we see much more development potential in the “new”. The “work” in “new work” could also be replaced by “social”, because we believe that we can use the workation model, especially in Europe, to actively shape the working and living environments of the future for a stronger social, cultural and innovative togetherness.

Who is behind newworkation?2024-02-01T14:53:08+01:00

We are three brothers: Raoul (39), Rafael (37) and Rick (29) are the founders of wlt GmbH, under whose umbrella we operate newworkation.com. wlt stands for “work, live, travel”. We have all had very different experiences in the world of work. Rafael as a self-employed full-time digital nomad and Raoul as a permanent employee. We want to create a network that influences working models beyond the original approach (working on vacation) holistically in the interests of many. Our aim is to bring people together, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Work locations are ideal for this and digitalization is an opportunity to use the positive effects and replace negative effects such as alienation with real contacts.

What sets us apart from other Workation providers?2024-03-25T18:34:20+01:00

With us, there are no membership fees or exclusivity for guests and hosts. We want Workations to be accessible to everyone, because it’s about connected interaction and getting to know other employees, freelancers, managers and locals. Nobody has to register with us. Everyone is welcome to be part of the working world of the future and, in our eyes, this working world should enable or develop towards human interaction and listening for everyone.

Is Workation expensive? How can I afford that?2024-02-01T17:19:24+01:00

Yes and no. That depends on your wishes and needs. For example, whether you book a single room or a shared room or what you expect from the food and other services. The price range can be very wide depending on the region and season. Workation is of course more expensive during the school vacations. There is also the factor of wanting to afford workation in addition to the actual vacation and running costs at home. We would like to give you an exciting tip here: You can sublet your apartment while you’re on Workation. The following factors play a role here: 1. is that what you want? 2. does your landlord allow you to do this? And this is where the first exciting verdict comes in. Important: The following information does not constitute legal advice or legitimization! The Berlin Regional Court has a case before it concerning, among other things, the legitimate interest in being allowed to sublet a rented apartment during a workation, even if the landlord prohibits this. It says: “A “workation” lasting several months may constitute a legitimate interest on the part of the residential tenant in temporarily subletting the apartment on a pro rata basis within the meaning of Section 553 (1) BGB. However, the tenant may not limit himself to a merely abstract presentation of his interest in subletting, but must present his plans in concrete terms; this applies all the more if he has attempted in the past to rent out the apartment behind the landlord’s back not only partially, but in total and for more than twice the contractual rent and for a period of up to twelve months.” (Reference to openJur) We have asked the competent court to specify the “legitimate interest”. Unfortunately without success. It was also pointed out that another court does not necessarily have to follow the judgment. But it shows that you can save a lot of money. In the best case scenario, the landlord will of course allow subletting on his own initiative.

Hush Trips: Secretly on Workation – What are the risks involved?2023-09-19T14:33:50+02:00

“Hush trips” are secret workplaces where employees work outside their home office, usually abroad, without their employer’s permission. This trend stems from the desire for flexibility and independence. But be careful: changing your place of work without authorization can lead to legal problems and the risk of dismissal. Instead, employees should discuss remote working with their employer and, if necessary, include it in their employment contract. If employees change their place of work without authorization, this can even lead to dismissal in the worst case.

In principle, anyone can book with newworkation, regardless of whether there is an agreement with the employer. The platform does not pass on any private data and does not transmit any information to employers. newworkation.com or wlt GmbH is not liable for possible consequences between the employer and the employees. It is your own duty of care and responsibility to do a workation without the consent of your employer.

Why are you taking a commission?2024-02-01T14:36:24+01:00

newworkation has set itself the task of developing and networking sustainable workation models for and with the participating guests, regions, associations, residents and companies. To achieve this, we also need to finance ourselves sustainably. Therefore, the newworkation (wlt GmbH) commission of currently 10% serves to cover our costs and to continue to grow. The amount will be used to expand the platform, finance our team, advise our partner projects and carry out marketing measures to make more travelers aware of our offer. The commission is already included in the prices quoted in the offers and in most cases is paid by the traveler as a deposit. In this way, we can ensure that we are active in the long term and can continue to expand our network and corresponding services. For workplaces as places of diversity, innovation and social interaction.

Are the offers presented on newworkation binding?2024-02-01T14:43:03+01:00

No, our current offers on the website are non-binding. They are for guidance only. However, we ask our partners to quote prices that are as realistic as possible. However, the prices depend very much on your wishes, e.g. single room, meals, activities and also the respective season. The associated requests from you are also non-binding. Only a reservation or booking confirmation after receipt of the (down) payment is binding.

How long can you do Workation?2024-02-01T16:13:37+01:00

Employees remain liable for tax in Germany as long as they are not absent for more than 183 days. In the case of mobile work abroad, the tax liability in Germany only ceases if the place of residence is transferred permanently or for more than 183 days. You should always carry an A1 certificate with you on a workation. As an employee, the use of Workation should always be in harmony and in consultation with the employer. This usually also determines how often and for how long an employee may workation per year.

How does newworkation work?2024-02-01T14:01:14+01:00

Workation offers are brokered on newworkation.com. Our aim is to offer the widest possible range of workation services. Because every Workation guest has their own interests and requirements for their perfect working and relaxation environment. The final booking is made with the respective provider, i.e. the Workation host or service provider. You can post a team workation for your team. The advantage: You don’t have to search for every provider yourself and make individual inquiries. We take care of this and support the entire planning and booking process quickly, easily and clearly for you with our technology and our experts. If you now feel like booking your own personal Workation and are looking for a suitable offer, you can choose a My Workation offer and simply select one on our “Discover offers” page and send a non-binding inquiry. You will then immediately receive a bookable offer from us. If you fancy a workation with like-minded people but don’t have a fixed date yet, then our net workation offers are ideal, where you can simply put your name on a waiting list.

What can I book with newworkation?2024-02-01T14:13:19+01:00

We currently offer three different options via newworkation.com. Team workation for groups looking for an individual workation together. My-Workation are offers that can be requested by individuals at any time. At Net-Workations there is usually no fixed date and the aim here is to get as many like-minded people as possible on a waiting list for an offer. For both guests interested in workation and hosts with great workation offers, we act as a door opener and interface with appropriate services to better connect both sides. Detailed information on the individual options can be found on the homepage. We currently only offer destinations in Europe for the My-Workation and Net-Workation options. Here we have no restrictions on workation villas, hotels, hostels or even campsites. However, the location must have ideal Internet connections and workspaces.

FAQ

For hosts

Which hosts are we looking for at newworkation?2024-02-01T18:56:01+01:00

We are looking for Workation hosts and organizers who offer more than just a bed and wifi. In addition to an optimal Internet connection and a good mobile network, various work options should also be offered. These do not necessarily have to be in the accommodation itself, but can also be made available in cooperating coworking spaces. Anything is possible when it comes to the type of accommodation. From hotel, hostel, villa, guest house, camping etc., we are open to all offers, as the target groups should also be served as broadly as possible.

How can I place offers with newworkation?2024-02-01T19:02:26+01:00

We currently offer three types of cooperation. You can register as a TEAM Workation partner. As soon as we receive exclusive briefings from companies, we will forward them to you and you can place your offer for this individual request. With MY- and NET-Workation you can place directly visible offers with us. Only offers that can actually be booked by an individual guest at any time should be placed via MY-Workation. However, you can also or additionally opt for NET Workation offers, where you create an offer with inclusive services and other services for guests who express their interest by registering on a waiting list. You don’t have to commit to a date yet, but you should let us know the minimum number of participants required to hold a NET workshop when you submit your offer.

What does the partnership cost me as a host?2024-02-02T09:56:33+01:00

A partnership as a host is basically free of charge. We both only earn from successful bookings, with one exception for team workations. As a Team Workation partner, you can register easily and free of charge and sign up for future team briefings. When you receive a briefing, you can decide whether you want to place a corresponding offer. Each offer placement for an exclusive customer briefing costs €25 placement fee. You can then simply create your quote using our Team-Workation quote generator. A maximum of up to 9 offers can be placed for an exclusive Team Workation request. If the team decides in favor of your offer, you should factor in a commission of 10% of the final gross booking price. After successfully booking a team workation, you will receive an invoice for the 10% commission. Directly visible offer placements at MY- and NET-Workations are free of charge. Here, too, you should always include 10% commission in your final gross booking price. This is paid directly to us by the guest as a deposit.

What quality criteria must I fulfill as a host?2024-02-02T10:05:42+01:00

As the host/organizer of a workation, a secure, ideally non-public, fast Internet connection is a must. Mobile phone reception should also be available throughout the site, at least in the LTE network. We recommend that hosts and Workation organizers always have more than one workstation available. So not just in your own room, for example. In the best case, there is a dedicated or cooperating coworking space. It is not a must, but as a catering option at least breakfast and access to water, tea, coffee on weekdays is a great advantage. Individual and extended services and offers make our own range even more attractive.

Who is contractually responsible?2024-02-02T10:14:26+01:00

The contract is between the guest and the host for the provision of the actual workation. newworkation acts purely as an intermediary on behalf of wlt GmbH and is not responsible for the booked workation service provision.

Is there a special right of termination?2024-02-02T10:16:25+01:00

Yes, the host has a special right to cancel “NET-WORKATION” if the number of participants is too low.

What cancellation policies apply?2024-02-02T10:22:41+01:00

Bookings are subject to the cancellation policy of the host (service provider) as set out in the final offer prior to payment. Cancellation policies for the commission share to newworkation or wlt GmbH are subject to separate guidelines: Irrespective of the cancellation conditions of the service provider for the workation offer, the following refund guidelines of wlt GmbH apply to cancellations for the paid reservation fee (10% of the gross amount), which was made by the deposit to wlt GmbH: Free cancellation up to 8 weeks before the start of the trip for the reservation fee paid to wlt GmbH. From 8 to 6 weeks before departure, 25% of the reservation fee remains with wlt GmbH. From 6 to 3 weeks before departure, 30% of the reservation fee remains with wlt GmbH. From 3 to 2 weeks before departure, 50% of the reservation fee remains. From 2 to 1 week before departure, 70% of the reservation fee remains. Within one week or in case of no-show, 100% of the reservation fee remains with wlt GmbH. Cancellations and rebookings should be communicated both to the service provider and to wlt GmbH. In the case of short-term and time-critical cancelations, the cancellation must be made directly with the service provider and wlt GmbH must be informed. As a rule, Wlt GmbH does not charge any additional service fees or processing fees for the rebooking/cancellation or explicitly states these before the booking is made. The withdrawal/rebooking can be made by email team@newworkation.com stating the booking number. In accordance with § 312 g, BGB, the two-week right of return for distance selling contracts cannot be exercised for accommodation. All valid terms and conditions can also be found in the footer.

I want to become a Local Workation Expert! What is that?2024-02-02T10:52:30+01:00

Do you live in a place that already offers Workation accommodation? Or are you interested in establishing them there? We are always on the lookout for people who are passionate about actively building a network in their region and positioning themselves as local workation experts. In concrete terms: network with local accommodation and coworking spaces that are suitable for workation. Cooperate with local sports and leisure providers. Organize networking events with local companies, schools and universities. Become a Local Workation Expert with newworkation, place unique offers with us, earn money from every booking and accompany them live as a contact person on site. You are the local expert and we are the intermediary and marketing channel.

I don’t have my own accommodation, but want to offer Workation offers and services?2024-02-02T10:44:10+01:00

You don’t have your own accommodation, but workation is close to your heart and you enjoy it? Would you like to become part of the young workation economy? Then let’s talk about your ideas. (team@newworkation.com) We are always on the lookout for exciting additions who would like to organize Workation with passion or offer additional services.

How else can newworkation support me as a host?2024-02-02T10:39:13+01:00

We want to successfully establish workation models. To this end, it is important that all partners continuously improve their services and infrastructure. We want to support the hosts with suggestions, recommendations and networking. For example, we would like Workation hosts to take greater account of their environment and the associated potential for themselves and their Workation guests. Be it through networking meetings with local companies and locals or through the addition of useful services from regional partners. The aim must be to support the professional and personal interests of the Workation guests and at the same time promote the region’s own development for social, cultural and innovative cooperation. We also provide inspiration for new digital or technological developments that have a lasting impact on the on-site workation experience. And, of course, we want to continuously improve our services and tools and adapt them to the Workation features in order to minimize effort and improve conversion.

What marketing and advertising measures are taken?2024-02-02T10:30:18+01:00

To increase the visibility of the accommodation, we implement targeted marketing campaigns, use social media and work with employers to maximize the visibility of the accommodation. Hosts can thus benefit from our marketing resources.

What type of target group typically uses Workation accommodation?2024-02-02T10:27:01+01:00

Our target group are digital nomads, freelancers, entrepreneurs and companies who want to bring their teams together in inspiring environments, but above all permanent employees. The latter are a growing target group. Our aim is to be able to offer services for every clientele. This means that everyone is welcome – whether singles, couples, friends, groups, teams or families. Unfortunately, there are still far too few suitable options for families in particular.

Note: The contents of the FAQ and other descriptions on newworkation.com do not replace legal advice. newworkation.com/die wlt GmbH accepts no liability for the information provided. The contents are regularly adapted and updated to the best of our knowledge and belief.

You live at a Workation location and would like to be part of the networking?
Maybe you even want to actively offer packaged Workation offers in your region and earn some extra money as a Local Workation Expert? Or do you simply want to exchange ideas with other cultures and bring your culture closer to your guests?

In this case, we appreciate your expressed interest. As soon as a group of Workation guests is in your region, we will inform you in good time and organize joint networking events.

If you would also like to develop your own concepts for unique workation experiences or topic-specific events, such as “Founding in Munich”, “Mobility Week” or “Green Future”, please share your ideas in the message.

What are we doing?

  • we create a holistic offer with network partners (hosts, providers, locals)
  • We search for and find suitable participants
  • We make applications, reservations, booking processing and post-processing visible as stories

WORKATION with & for locals

WORKATION with & for locals

FAQ

General

What can I book with newworkation?2024-02-01T14:13:19+01:00

We currently offer three different options via newworkation.com. Team workation for groups looking for an individual workation together. My-Workation are offers that can be requested by individuals at any time. At Net-Workations there is usually no fixed date and the aim here is to get as many like-minded people as possible on a waiting list for an offer. For both guests interested in workation and hosts with great workation offers, we act as a door opener and interface with appropriate services to better connect both sides. Detailed information on the individual options can be found on the homepage. We currently only offer destinations in Europe for the My-Workation and Net-Workation options. Here we have no restrictions on workation villas, hotels, hostels or even campsites. However, the location must have ideal Internet connections and workspaces.

How does newworkation work?2024-02-01T14:01:14+01:00

Workation offers are brokered on newworkation.com. Our aim is to offer the widest possible range of workation services. Because every Workation guest has their own interests and requirements for their perfect working and relaxation environment. The final booking is made with the respective provider, i.e. the Workation host or service provider. You can post a team workation for your team. The advantage: You don’t have to search for every provider yourself and make individual inquiries. We take care of this and support the entire planning and booking process quickly, easily and clearly for you with our technology and our experts. If you now feel like booking your own personal Workation and are looking for a suitable offer, you can choose a My Workation offer and simply select one on our “Discover offers” page and send a non-binding inquiry. You will then immediately receive a bookable offer from us. If you fancy a workation with like-minded people but don’t have a fixed date yet, then our net workation offers are ideal, where you can simply put your name on a waiting list.

How long can you do Workation?2024-02-01T16:13:37+01:00

Employees remain liable for tax in Germany as long as they are not absent for more than 183 days. In the case of mobile work abroad, the tax liability in Germany only ceases if the place of residence is transferred permanently or for more than 183 days. You should always carry an A1 certificate with you on a workation. As an employee, the use of Workation should always be in harmony and in consultation with the employer. This usually also determines how often and for how long an employee may workation per year.

Are the offers presented on newworkation binding?2024-02-01T14:43:03+01:00

No, our current offers on the website are non-binding. They are for guidance only. However, we ask our partners to quote prices that are as realistic as possible. However, the prices depend very much on your wishes, e.g. single room, meals, activities and also the respective season. The associated requests from you are also non-binding. Only a reservation or booking confirmation after receipt of the (down) payment is binding.

Why are you taking a commission?2024-02-01T14:36:24+01:00

newworkation has set itself the task of developing and networking sustainable workation models for and with the participating guests, regions, associations, residents and companies. To achieve this, we also need to finance ourselves sustainably. Therefore, the newworkation (wlt GmbH) commission of currently 10% serves to cover our costs and to continue to grow. The amount will be used to expand the platform, finance our team, advise our partner projects and carry out marketing measures to make more travelers aware of our offer. The commission is already included in the prices quoted in the offers and in most cases is paid by the traveler as a deposit. In this way, we can ensure that we are active in the long term and can continue to expand our network and corresponding services. For workplaces as places of diversity, innovation and social interaction.

Will you pass on my data?2024-02-01T14:56:29+01:00

No, no data is passed on even in the case of inquiries. Only when a reservation/booking is actually made will the data be passed on to the respective partner. Our partners may also not use the data received from us for advertising purposes without your consent.

What does the “new” in newworkation stand for?2024-02-01T14:21:21+01:00

We associate “New Work” and “Workation” with two developments in the world of work. “New Work” stands for modern work concepts that promote flexibility, self-determination and innovative working environments. It stands for a contemporary work culture that focuses on change and progress. However, we see much more development potential in the “new”. The “work” in “new work” could also be replaced by “social”, because we believe that we can use the workation model, especially in Europe, to actively shape the working and living environments of the future for a stronger social, cultural and innovative togetherness.

Who is behind newworkation?2024-02-01T14:53:08+01:00

We are three brothers: Raoul (39), Rafael (37) and Rick (29) are the founders of wlt GmbH, under whose umbrella we operate newworkation.com. wlt stands for “work, live, travel”. We have all had very different experiences in the world of work. Rafael as a self-employed full-time digital nomad and Raoul as a permanent employee. We want to create a network that influences working models beyond the original approach (working on vacation) holistically in the interests of many. Our aim is to bring people together, exchange ideas and learn from each other. Work locations are ideal for this and digitalization is an opportunity to use the positive effects and replace negative effects such as alienation with real contacts.

What sets us apart from other Workation providers?2024-03-25T18:34:20+01:00

With us, there are no membership fees or exclusivity for guests and hosts. We want Workations to be accessible to everyone, because it’s about connected interaction and getting to know other employees, freelancers, managers and locals. Nobody has to register with us. Everyone is welcome to be part of the working world of the future and, in our eyes, this working world should enable or develop towards human interaction and listening for everyone.

Is Workation expensive? How can I afford that?2024-02-01T17:19:24+01:00

Yes and no. That depends on your wishes and needs. For example, whether you book a single room or a shared room or what you expect from the food and other services. The price range can be very wide depending on the region and season. Workation is of course more expensive during the school vacations. There is also the factor of wanting to afford workation in addition to the actual vacation and running costs at home. We would like to give you an exciting tip here: You can sublet your apartment while you’re on Workation. The following factors play a role here: 1. is that what you want? 2. does your landlord allow you to do this? And this is where the first exciting verdict comes in. Important: The following information does not constitute legal advice or legitimization! The Berlin Regional Court has a case before it concerning, among other things, the legitimate interest in being allowed to sublet a rented apartment during a workation, even if the landlord prohibits this. It says: “A “workation” lasting several months may constitute a legitimate interest on the part of the residential tenant in temporarily subletting the apartment on a pro rata basis within the meaning of Section 553 (1) BGB. However, the tenant may not limit himself to a merely abstract presentation of his interest in subletting, but must present his plans in concrete terms; this applies all the more if he has attempted in the past to rent out the apartment behind the landlord’s back not only partially, but in total and for more than twice the contractual rent and for a period of up to twelve months.” (Reference to openJur) We have asked the competent court to specify the “legitimate interest”. Unfortunately without success. It was also pointed out that another court does not necessarily have to follow the judgment. But it shows that you can save a lot of money. In the best case scenario, the landlord will of course allow subletting on his own initiative.

Hush Trips: Secretly on Workation – What are the risks involved?2023-09-19T14:33:50+02:00

“Hush trips” are secret workplaces where employees work outside their home office, usually abroad, without their employer’s permission. This trend stems from the desire for flexibility and independence. But be careful: changing your place of work without authorization can lead to legal problems and the risk of dismissal. Instead, employees should discuss remote working with their employer and, if necessary, include it in their employment contract. If employees change their place of work without authorization, this can even lead to dismissal in the worst case.

In principle, anyone can book with newworkation, regardless of whether there is an agreement with the employer. The platform does not pass on any private data and does not transmit any information to employers. newworkation.com or wlt GmbH is not liable for possible consequences between the employer and the employees. It is your own duty of care and responsibility to do a workation without the consent of your employer.

FAQ

For hosts

Which hosts are we looking for at newworkation?2024-02-01T18:56:01+01:00

We are looking for Workation hosts and organizers who offer more than just a bed and wifi. In addition to an optimal Internet connection and a good mobile network, various work options should also be offered. These do not necessarily have to be in the accommodation itself, but can also be made available in cooperating coworking spaces. Anything is possible when it comes to the type of accommodation. From hotel, hostel, villa, guest house, camping etc., we are open to all offers, as the target groups should also be served as broadly as possible.

How can I place offers with newworkation?2024-02-01T19:02:26+01:00

We currently offer three types of cooperation. You can register as a TEAM Workation partner. As soon as we receive exclusive briefings from companies, we will forward them to you and you can place your offer for this individual request. With MY- and NET-Workation you can place directly visible offers with us. Only offers that can actually be booked by an individual guest at any time should be placed via MY-Workation. However, you can also or additionally opt for NET Workation offers, where you create an offer with inclusive services and other services for guests who express their interest by registering on a waiting list. You don’t have to commit to a date yet, but you should let us know the minimum number of participants required to hold a NET workshop when you submit your offer.

What does the partnership cost me as a host?2024-02-02T09:56:33+01:00

A partnership as a host is basically free of charge. We both only earn from successful bookings, with one exception for team workations. As a Team Workation partner, you can register easily and free of charge and sign up for future team briefings. When you receive a briefing, you can decide whether you want to place a corresponding offer. Each offer placement for an exclusive customer briefing costs €25 placement fee. You can then simply create your quote using our Team-Workation quote generator. A maximum of up to 9 offers can be placed for an exclusive Team Workation request. If the team decides in favor of your offer, you should factor in a commission of 10% of the final gross booking price. After successfully booking a team workation, you will receive an invoice for the 10% commission. Directly visible offer placements at MY- and NET-Workations are free of charge. Here, too, you should always include 10% commission in your final gross booking price. This is paid directly to us by the guest as a deposit.

What quality criteria must I fulfill as a host?2024-02-02T10:05:42+01:00

As the host/organizer of a workation, a secure, ideally non-public, fast Internet connection is a must. Mobile phone reception should also be available throughout the site, at least in the LTE network. We recommend that hosts and Workation organizers always have more than one workstation available. So not just in your own room, for example. In the best case, there is a dedicated or cooperating coworking space. It is not a must, but as a catering option at least breakfast and access to water, tea, coffee on weekdays is a great advantage. Individual and extended services and offers make our own range even more attractive.

Who is contractually responsible?2024-02-02T10:14:26+01:00

The contract is between the guest and the host for the provision of the actual workation. newworkation acts purely as an intermediary on behalf of wlt GmbH and is not responsible for the booked workation service provision.

Is there a special right of termination?2024-02-02T10:16:25+01:00

Yes, the host has a special right to cancel “NET-WORKATION” if the number of participants is too low.

What cancellation policies apply?2024-02-02T10:22:41+01:00

Bookings are subject to the cancellation policy of the host (service provider) as set out in the final offer prior to payment. Cancellation policies for the commission share to newworkation or wlt GmbH are subject to separate guidelines: Irrespective of the cancellation conditions of the service provider for the workation offer, the following refund guidelines of wlt GmbH apply to cancellations for the paid reservation fee (10% of the gross amount), which was made by the deposit to wlt GmbH: Free cancellation up to 8 weeks before the start of the trip for the reservation fee paid to wlt GmbH. From 8 to 6 weeks before departure, 25% of the reservation fee remains with wlt GmbH. From 6 to 3 weeks before departure, 30% of the reservation fee remains with wlt GmbH. From 3 to 2 weeks before departure, 50% of the reservation fee remains. From 2 to 1 week before departure, 70% of the reservation fee remains. Within one week or in case of no-show, 100% of the reservation fee remains with wlt GmbH. Cancellations and rebookings should be communicated both to the service provider and to wlt GmbH. In the case of short-term and time-critical cancelations, the cancellation must be made directly with the service provider and wlt GmbH must be informed. As a rule, Wlt GmbH does not charge any additional service fees or processing fees for the rebooking/cancellation or explicitly states these before the booking is made. The withdrawal/rebooking can be made by email team@newworkation.com stating the booking number. In accordance with § 312 g, BGB, the two-week right of return for distance selling contracts cannot be exercised for accommodation. All valid terms and conditions can also be found in the footer.

What type of target group typically uses Workation accommodation?2024-02-02T10:27:01+01:00

Our target group are digital nomads, freelancers, entrepreneurs and companies who want to bring their teams together in inspiring environments, but above all permanent employees. The latter are a growing target group. Our aim is to be able to offer services for every clientele. This means that everyone is welcome – whether singles, couples, friends, groups, teams or families. Unfortunately, there are still far too few suitable options for families in particular.

What marketing and advertising measures are taken?2024-02-02T10:30:18+01:00

To increase the visibility of the accommodation, we implement targeted marketing campaigns, use social media and work with employers to maximize the visibility of the accommodation. Hosts can thus benefit from our marketing resources.

How else can newworkation support me as a host?2024-02-02T10:39:13+01:00

We want to successfully establish workation models. To this end, it is important that all partners continuously improve their services and infrastructure. We want to support the hosts with suggestions, recommendations and networking. For example, we would like Workation hosts to take greater account of their environment and the associated potential for themselves and their Workation guests. Be it through networking meetings with local companies and locals or through the addition of useful services from regional partners. The aim must be to support the professional and personal interests of the Workation guests and at the same time promote the region’s own development for social, cultural and innovative cooperation. We also provide inspiration for new digital or technological developments that have a lasting impact on the on-site workation experience. And, of course, we want to continuously improve our services and tools and adapt them to the Workation features in order to minimize effort and improve conversion.

I don’t have my own accommodation, but want to offer Workation offers and services?2024-02-02T10:44:10+01:00

You don’t have your own accommodation, but workation is close to your heart and you enjoy it? Would you like to become part of the young workation economy? Then let’s talk about your ideas. (team@newworkation.com) We are always on the lookout for exciting additions who would like to organize Workation with passion or offer additional services.

I want to become a Local Workation Expert! What is that?2024-02-02T10:52:30+01:00

Do you live in a place that already offers Workation accommodation? Or are you interested in establishing them there? We are always on the lookout for people who are passionate about actively building a network in their region and positioning themselves as local workation experts. In concrete terms: network with local accommodation and coworking spaces that are suitable for workation. Cooperate with local sports and leisure providers. Organize networking events with local companies, schools and universities. Become a Local Workation Expert with newworkation, place unique offers with us, earn money from every booking and accompany them live as a contact person on site. You are the local expert and we are the intermediary and marketing channel.

Note: The contents of the FAQ and other descriptions on newworkation.com do not replace legal advice. newworkation.com/die wlt GmbH accepts no liability for the information provided. The contents are regularly adapted and updated to the best of our knowledge and belief.

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