AviationThe lines between work and play are blurring, and so does Lufthansa in its new service to book workspaces flexibly around the world.

As remote work grows, Lufthansa's going on a workation

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Lufthansa Global Spaces is a platform that allows travellers to book conference rooms, hot desks, and offices flexibly without a membership or existing commitment.
Lufthansa Global Spaces is a platform that allows travellers to book conference rooms, hot desks, and offices flexibly without a membership or existing commitment. Photo Credit: Gettyimages/Morakot Kawinchan

Lufthansa is going beyond the business of flying people around the world. The German airline group now wants to lend a helping hand to the swelling ranks of travellers looking to work from anywhere in the world.

The new Lufthansa Global Spaces, developed and implemented by the Lufthansa Innovation Hub (LIH), allows travellers to book hot desks, private offices, or meeting rooms with matching accommodation in five selected cities: Berlin, Munich, Barcelona, Singapore, and New York.

Selection and booking is done in cooperation with the reservation platform Hubli, which has a worldwide network of 185,000 spaces.

The blurring of vacation and work is what's driving the airline group to seek new opportunities in the travel industry, as traditional business travel has declined significantly since the pandemic.

Lufthansa Global Spaces, therefore, is the "logical outcome" of the growing bleisure trend, said Christine Wang, managing director of LIH.

"We want to provide travellers with the most seamless, enjoyable travel experience possible, even beyond flying. Today, this also means making it possible for customers to work from anywhere. The future of work is flexible and, in many cases, not tied to a specific location – and we want to help shape this future."

Lufthansa Global Spaces is available via the website www.lh-globalspaces.com. After a three-month test phase, the service is set to be rolled out worldwide.

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