GLAMPING BUSINESS AND RETREAT EVENT SUCCESS

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Nature, Wellness, and Glamping: How Retreat events Can Revitalize Your Glamping Business

Hosting retreat events can have a profound impact on both attendees and the host, creating a ripple effect of positive change. "It's just like when you drop a pebble into the water and it sends out a whole host of ripples." - Laura of WelSummer Camping


In our recent podcast episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Laura from Well Summer Camping. Laura shared her experience of hosting a retreat event at her glamping site. She mentioned that the event exceeded her expectations, with attendees forming deep connections and experiencing emotional breakthroughs. This highlights how retreats can provide a space for individuals to let go, find peace, and connect with nature and themselves.

The ripple effect of hosting a retreat extends beyond the event itself. Laura mentioned receiving feedback from attendees who continued to practice activities they learned at the retreat, such as foraging and herbal medicine, with their families. This demonstrates how the positive experiences and...

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From Dream to Reality: How to Run a Thriving Retreat Centre Startup

The retreat industry is booming. People are craving experiences that foster wellness, connection, and personal growth.  If you've ever considered a retreat centre startup, now is the perfect time to turn that dream into a reality. But where do you begin? How do you build a retreat centre that not only offers exceptional experiences but also thrives as a business?

This blog will equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to navigate the exciting world of retreat centre startups. We'll delve into the key aspects of running a retreat centre, from finding your niche to building a loyal clientele.

Finding Your Niche: The Heart of Your Retreat Center Startup

Every successful retreat centre caters to a specific audience.  This niche could be anything from yoga and mindfulness retreats  (https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/retreat-business ) to adventure retreats or retreats focused on writing, art, or personal development. The key is knowing what your audience wants...

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The Ultimate Guide to Organising and Running a Successful Yoga Retreat: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices

Deciding to run a yoga retreat business can be a transformative experience for you and your guests. You are offering a chance to escape the chaos of everyday life and dive deeper into your practice while benefitting others who want to use yoga to improve their health and wellness. But all the questions you are likely to have about how to run a yoga retreat yourself can be overwhelming. You might even be asking how you can start a yoga retreat business, how you should name your retreat events to attract attention and exactly what it costs to run a yoga retreat.

What you don’t want to be is a retreat hobbyist, so if the idea of leading a group of like-minded people in a serene location appeals to you so you can become a professional sold-out retreat leader, then this ultimate guide is just what you need. From tips on choosing the perfect location and creating a captivating itinerary to marketing strategies and best practices for ensuring a successful retreat, we've got you...

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding How to Organise And Host a Profitable Retreat

How To Host A Retreat And Make Money: Planning a retreat business can be a great way to share your expertise, connect with like-minded people, and make a profit. However, organising a profitable retreat event that successfully attracts the number of attendees you want requires careful planning and attention to detail.

There is nothing worse for the host of a retreat to start their event realising arrangements are falling through, they have forgotten to organise a few vital things and they are distracted from fully focusing on their retreat guests. They are the host after all!

In the sections below we'll cover everything you need to know to ensure your retreat is not only rewarding but also profitable and how you can organise everything ahead of time to make sure everything goes smoothly on the day. We also cover new ways to use AI to help you build your retreat in half the time, how to get sponsors involved in your event and our selling-without-selling strategy for...

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Planning To Buy Land, A Campground, Glamping Business Or Camping Site For Sale?

Have you been searching for land or a camping business with the idea of updating it into a glamping site? Have you been spending your evening searching Google for 'campgrounds for sale by owner near me' or searching Craigslist or Rightmove for your perfect camp business for sale? Well, before you start the process of buying land for a campsite there are a few checks you need to make first when looking for those camping sites for sale.

This is one of several growing trends and ideas for campsites to make them more profitable and relaunch tired facilities to a new market segment, attract new customers and boost the overall income from those campsites. So if you are wondering how to start a camping business or how to set up a campground and turn it into something more profitable, then read on.

How To Start A Camping Business Or Campsite

Starting a campsite from scratch can be particularly challenging. This is why it is a clever idea to look for sites that already exist...

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5 Steps To Attracting Guests And Launching Your Retreat or Glamping Business Faster

Starting a glamping business is an extremely exciting venture for those looking to launch a lifestyle business providing unique outdoor experiences. With the right foundation and marketing in place, you can turn your vision into a profitable reality. Here’s how to get started.

How to Build a Strong Foundation for Your Retreat or Glamping Business

The first step in launching a successful glamping business is to understand the wider industry and hospitality marketplace. The next step is to understand what makes your services unique. Seeking guidance and support from industry experts is vital, as is creating a business plan that highlights the uniqueness of your venture. This strong foundation will help you stand out and attract your target audience.

Click here to watch Sarah explain these tips on YouTube

How to Connect with Your Audience through Your 'About' Page

Crafting a compelling 'About' page is crucial for engaging potential customers. Share your story, values, and the...

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Derry Green's Secret Garden Glamping Path to Dragon's Den Success

Pitching to any investor is difficult but imagine being surrounded by TV cameras, studio lights and four dragon investors. That's another level! This is exactly what Derry Green of Secret Garden Glamping did when he pitched his idea on the Dragons Den (also known in the USA as Shark Tank).

On The Business of Glamping podcast, Derry shared his journey of building his business from the ground up to the point where he now has a two-year waiting list for bookings. This success did not come easy, and Derry's story is a testament to the power of perseverance in the face of challenges.

The Secret Gardens Glamping Episode 66

One of the most notable moments in Derry's journey was his decision to pitch his business on Dragon's Den, the UK equivalent of Shark Tank. Despite already having a thriving business with a long waiting list, Derry saw the opportunity to take his business to the next level by seeking investment from the Dragons. This decision was not made lightly, as the pressure of...

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How To Start A Retreat Business With The Perfectly Planned And Profitable Retreats System®

Have you ever wondered how to start a retreat business or thought about running unique events as part of a new lifestyle business? Or maybe you've attended a retreat and felt you could do a better job running it. What about starting a yoga retreat business... or craft, health, wellness, corporate retreats, using skills or a passion you already have like pet training, food fermentation or health? Or maybe you already run a glamping business and are thinking of using retreats as a way of increasing your occupancy. Interesting, definitely, but before you start advertising your retreat events you need to start writing a retreat plan, even if it's on the back of a napkin, so where exactly do you start?

How To Start A Retreat Business

What is more exciting than having a passion and watching it evolve into a viable business while following a lifestyle that draws like-minded people together in an inspirational way?

Therein lies the value of running a retreats business and...

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Glamping Start-Up in Ukraine: Turning Dreams into Reality Amidst Adversity

Are you ready to be inspired? In a world grappling with challenges, one family in Ukraine defied all the odds to launch their glamping business. Ulana and her husband, Andrii, embarked on this venture during a time of war and a global pandemic. With five young children to care for, they saw an opportunity to not only build a successful business but also to showcase Ukraine as a remarkable destination for camping and outdoor experiences.

Ulana's deep-rooted love for nature and outdoor activities fueled her desire to create a family-friendly glamping site. Together with Andrii, they envisioned a place where people could escape the chaos of everyday life and immerse themselves in the beauty of their surroundings.

However, Ukraine's glamping market was still in its infancy, with only a handful of established sites. Undeterred by this, Ulana and Andrii took the plunge and launched their site, Mala Richka. Their belief in the potential of Ukraine as a glamping destination shone through as...

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How To Plan A Retreat - A Step By Step Business Guide

How do you plan a retreat business successfully and what steps are involved? People host and run retreats for a multitude of reasons. For some, it might be they have a passion for helping people improve their health, de-stress through mindfulness at wellness retreats or improve their flexibility through yoga retreats. They might have a skill they want to share in craft retreats or they might be leaders wanting to organise spiritual retreats. Maybe they have retired recently and are looking for a lifestyle business idea that can supplement their pension. Others might be more business-focused and want to improve the occupancy of their hospitality business during the quieter shoulder months or run corporate retreats, which can be quite lucrative. Whatever the reason, deciding to host retreats may be the perfect career path for you into your own lifestyle business that reignites your inspiration and allows you to start something as a stand-alone business, an extra service...

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