You get a lot of perks when you work for a global travel company, but this month Stefanie Peana took advantage of one of HomeAway’s most unique and exciting opportunities. The Austin-based Sr. Marketing Analyst recently married and traveled to Singapore for her honeymoon. In order to extend her stay and have the full experience of living in a different city, Peana leveraged HomeAway’s DeskAway program, which enables employees to work in other HomeAway offices around the globe without having to use their vacation time during their trip.
Our 50-person Singapore team just moved into the new office last month, so Peana’s trip was perfectly timed. The new space, perched 17 stories above the city, has the same modern aesthetic as all of our global offices. Peana was particularly jealous of the Snickers, M&Ms, and Kit Kats that filled the snack drawers (employees were in charge of picking the snacks they wanted).
The DeskAway experience gave Peana the opportunity to bond with team members she’d never met before. Plus, the office is located in a fabulous location for after-work exploring, as it overlooks Marina Bay Sands, the Singapore Flyer, and the Gardens by the Bay.
The best part of it all was that Peana was able to conduct business as usual while enjoying a unique “live like a local” experience. Not a bad way to start her new life as a Mrs!