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The Book Direct Show: Why Cutting Out The Middleman Reaps Unexpected Rewards!

The Book Direct Show is a virtual event designed to share insider knowledge of how accommodation owners can attract guest bookings without having to pay significant commissions to online travel agents (OTA's) and you can register to take part today from anywhere in the world.

There are currently about 400 OTA's globally, selling travel-related products from glamping, resort, hotel, B&B, long and short-stay rental accommodation, to airline tickets and car hire.

We are all very familiar with Booking, Expedia, Agoda and Airbnb and more than aware of the advantages that utilising a 3rd party company brings to our travel plans. However, there are many disadvantages for guests and service providers when not dealing directly with each other. 

Why Booking Direct Is So Important

The OTA's business model is based on the fact the guest and service provider do not communicate until they arrive at the accommodation and this is bad for everyone apart...

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Kudhva: The Off-The-Grid Glamping Experience With An Extra Edge

Set within an abandoned quarry, overlooking the Cornish sea and an ever-changing landscape, lies the sustainable, community orientated, nature experience, that is Kudhva. 

Kudhva is:

Accommodation: The dedicated, passionate team at Kudhva have curated a range of beautiful, innovative shelters for their guests to choose from. Designed to provide seclusion and escape, each dwelling takes its inhabitants back-to-basics and immerses them into the natural surroundings, using eco friendly solutions to keep environmental impact to a minimum.

Nature: Kudhva encourages its guests to take a step back from the man-made digital world, and embrace all that it’s rich natural environment has to offer. Breaking away from the status quo of everyday hustle and bustle, Kudhva intends to showcase the wonders of living a simple life, exploring the senses and opening minds to new, and endless, possibilities. 

Adventure: Encompassed in cliffs, sea, forest and grassland, the sense of...

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Hideout Bali: A Unique Bamboo Glamping Business

Secluded in the mountains of the Gunung Agung volcano, Bali, the breathtaking all-bamboo, eco-friendly Hideout is found. 

The Hideout family consists of six individual, architecturally wondrous houses, each remotely hidden in the jungle, surrounded by luscious rice fields, flowing rivers and tropical greenery. 

 

Where did Hideout come from? 

The first Hideout (Hideout Bali) was born in 2014 from the love two people had, not only for each other but for nature and it’s beauty. Their dream of creating an ecologically sound bamboo hideaway was made into a reality by teams of bamboo workers from local Balinese villages.

During its conception, the two lived on site for months, with no running water or electricity, just solely embracing the sense of adventure, authenticity and “off the grid” experiences that Hideout is all about.

In the following years, Hideout grew, with the addition of five new hideaways, each just as striking and oozing...

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Buying Land For A Campsite Or Campground For A Glamping Business

Have you been investigating camping businesses with the idea of updating them into glamping sites? This is one of a number of 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 campsites.

Glamour camping, also known as glamping, is one of the best ways to turn an old camping ground into something new and exciting. Glamping combines the nature-loving properties of camping with modern comfort and style. It’s an activity that people of all ages can enjoy, no matter where they’re from and it's becoming popular around the world.

Buying a campsite and converting it into a glamping site is a very sensible idea. In fact, this is one of the easiest ways to set up a new glamping business because you won't need to go through the lengthy process of seeking planning permissions and obtaining the necessary zoning. It will also have...

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COVID-19, The Tourism Industry, Unique Holiday Rentals And Glamping Businesses

With the constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, it is clear that we are collectively facing one of our biggest challenges. A challenge that will result in many of us making changes to our way of life and the way our businesses operate.

The Covid-19 Challenge For The Tourism Industry

I have written many articles offering help and support to members of my community but every day they go out of date and need to be re-written.

That’s how fast this is moving.

What this virus has demonstrated is how connected we are, and I don’t just mean by the internet, but by movement across the world. This means the world is smaller and the risks of spread are larger.

The added challenge is that we are all at different points of understanding and experiencing this situation.

Some have had direct experience of it while others think the worldwide response is unnecessarily generating panic.

The Economic Impact And Planning For A Turnaround

What we simply can’t ignore...

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The Word Of Extraordinary Outdoor Accommodation And Glamping

Outdoor hospitality ideas and extraordinary outdoor accommodation trends were eagerly discussed at the 2018 and 2019 Global Glamping Summit, where I was recently invited to speak.

This is one of the biggest extraordinary outdoor hospitality events held in the USA and took place in Denver, Colorado and attracted visitors from the US, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

The success of the event highlights the booming glamping industry and foresees a rapid advancement of the industry. It also demonstrates the very strong connection between glamping, eco-tourism and helps in our efforts to protect our environment while also meeting the demands of our customers.

Extraordinary experiential and unique outdoor hospitality accommodation can also be referred to as serviced accommodation, experiential hotels, holiday lets, holiday rentals, boutique accommodation or unique vacation rental. However, for the purposes of this article, I will be referring to it as glamping and will be...

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