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Starting A Glamping Business - 5 Myths You Must Know!

Starting a glamping business or unique holiday rental comes with its own start-up formula and there are a key number of phases that every business owner will go through when planning and implementing their ideas and I include them here for those at the beginning of their startup journey.

I have supported thousands of owners in the decade-plus years I have been working in this industry but what I have started to notice is how a few of those outside the industry are trying to confuse new owners with myths and fake information to muddy the water. This is leading to mistakes being made and valuable time and resources being lost, so I thought I would highlight the 5 most damaging myths currently being circulated.

Myth #1 - You Need Your Own Land (No, You Don't!)

Acquiring the land needed to set up a glamping business can feel like an obstacle for many people. It may be difficult to find or afford suitable land or find the right style of property when looking for a house...

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Planning To Buy Land, A Campground, Glamping Business Or Campsite 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 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 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...

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How To Start A Glamping Business

Wondering how to start a glamping business and the income you might be able to achieve in hospitality? The key, as with any new industry or lifestyle business choice is research. Understanding what this means for your future prospects can help answer those questions about profitability or potential success in an increasingly competitive world marketplace!

How To Start A Glamping Business Or Eco-Retreat 

Here, we have given you everything you need to kick off your lifestyle business dreams, including access to a definitive glamping business course that will take you through all the steps for starting this style of eco-accommodation from scratch. This will help to guide you through the development of your campground business plan and making navigating this new journey easier. 

Is Glamping A Good Business?

We are huge advocates of glamping and believe we’re not alone in this with the growth of the emerging market being drawn into the tourism and camping...

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Is Glamping A Good Business Model And Is It Profitable?

There's no doubt that starting a glamping business can be challenging but also incredibly rewarding. It’s a lifestyle business perfect for outdoor-loving entrepreneurs, but is it profitable and can it give you back control of your future?

Is Glamping A Good Investment And How Much Does It Cost To Start A Glamping Business?

I often get asked if glamping is a fad or a good business idea. Having worked in the industry since 2010 and watched it recover strongly after a worldwide financial meltdown and then buck the trend of worldwide decline during a pandemic, I am confident when I say it is no longer a fad but is definitely a strengthening trend and lifestyle business model.

As the options are so diverse for setting up this style of business (essentially the only limit is your imagination) there is no industry standard for what you will need to invest.

Clearly setting up a glamping business is unique to the location and the owner's ideas and aspirations for what they want to...

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Have you ever met an intelligent person who wasn’t afraid of imperfection?

It’s likely we’ve developed the need to be perfect from someone important in our lives, like a teacher, parent, or someone we’ve looked up to.

I have vivid memories of watching my dad struggle to be perfect, while also struggling to overcome the debilitating effects of an acute auto-immune disease and redundancy.

While I have no doubt his example helped me through my own major stroke and subsequent redundancy in 2009, I also think it led to an innate desire to seek perfection in everything I do.

When I started my business, I struggled with this, and looking back I realised it stopped me from growing quickly and made it sooooooo much harder.

Why?

Because I felt that it wasn’t good enough.

It wasn’t ‘perfect'.

And looking back, I could have easily made an additional six figures just from the time I failed to take action, to seek the advice and tools I needed, and get the staff to free me up to focus on my long-term goals.

So instead of engaging with...

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What Is A Glamping Business Plan And Checklist

Glamping or glamour camping combines the nature-loving properties of camping and the luxury of a vacation stay. People all over the world, from all walks of life, crave the serenity and comfort that glamping brings. A glamping business provides an excellent opportunity to make an income from an eco-friendly venture. You need a piece of land that can function as a campsite, a business plan to start and creativity to make the whole thing work. 

If you’re planning to create a business out of this wonderful experience, you need to have a glamping business start-up guide.

What is a Glamping Business Plan

The glamping business plan template is a step-by-step guide to formulating your own glamping business. 

Here are the planning phases:

1. Checking the Glamping Area and Its Market

First and foremost, you need to assess the glamping area and the vicinity. Space and size are important but naturally, this will be relative to the magnitude of what you would like...

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Glamping Business Benefits For Homeworkers And Those Working From Home

With travel abroad not likely to be on the cards this year, it seems that many people throughout the UK are learning just how great it can be to holiday in their own country. As a result, we have seen a significant increase in the data that shows us people still want something to look forward to despite the current difficulties. 

As we all adapt to the new normal, outdoor activities such as camping have also become more popular. However, the truth is, the idea of getting back to basics doesn't always appeal to everyone. 

This is where glamping comes into play.

Glamping is like an upgrade to the standard camping experience. A five-star experience under canvas that takes everything great about camping and makes it even better. My slogan for it is "Smoothing The Edges of Roughing It" as that's exactly what it does.

However, glamping doesn't just have something amazing to offer vacationers as it can also benefit homeworkers and those who might want to increase...

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How To Find A Glamping Business For Sale

Glamping is enjoyable to young and old adventurers, and it will never go out of style or demand. It’s a tourist treat and an adventure experience in one but it's also a business opportunity! So how can you find a glamping business for sale if you fancy the idea of running a site yourself?

Glamping is glamour and camping in one remarkable venue. It’s the perfect escape from the technology-driven world, and it’s so chic that you would often forget you’re in the wilderness. 

If you’re interested in investing in eco-friendly businesses, you should definitely consider a glamping site. Having this kind of eco-conscious company will help your community and establish your rapport as an eco-aware business person. Even if you’re not looking for a full-on glamping business to buy, you can simply buy land and start to develop it into a sustainable site for camping.

Finding glamping businesses for sale:

Approaching Trusted Brokers Or...

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Glamping Business & Extraordinary Outdoor Eco-Accommodation

Extraordinary experiential and unique outdoor hospitality accommodation can also be referred to as serviced accommodation, hotels, holiday lets, boutique and eco-accommodation or unique vacation rentals. However, for the purposes of this article, I will be referring to it as glamping and will be highlighting essential elements about this industry, worldwide trends and extraordinary new ideas that are beginning to emerge in the marketplace.

Glamping is one of my areas of expertise and I have been talking enthusiastically about it on the public stage for many years and have been working in the industry since 2010. Much has changed since then.

Outdoor hospitality ideas and extraordinary outdoor accommodation trends were eagerly discussed at this year's Glamping Summit, where I was invited to speak. This is one of the biggest extraordinary outdoor hospitality events held in the USA and attracts visitors from the US, UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. 

This is one...

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What Is A Glamping Business? Business Start-Up Advice...

What is a glamping business and how can you get the business start-up advice you need if you are thinking of exploring this sector of the tourism industry?

In 2019, the global tourism rate increased by 4%, which is around 1.5 billion. These reported figures are based on the number of foreign arrivals to several destinations around the world. 

Camping is gaining traction in Canada and North America. The North American Camping Report claims that the 77 million households have at least one person in each family that camps occasionally.

It’s the perfect time to create a business that caters to the camping and tourism markets.

Glamping Definition and Characteristics

Glamping is a significant emerging trend worldwide. The word glamping literally means glamorous camping, and it’s one of the many creative ways of transforming an old favourite into a new one for all ages, upgrading the nature-appreciative camping with modern comfort. 

Glamping areas usually need...

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