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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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How To Start A Glamping Business Or Eco-Accommodation: Independent Advice

Do you want to know how to start a glamping business and earn an income in hospitality? Well, the best starting point is to have a clear understanding of the industry and its lifestyle. If this inspires the right amount of enthusiasm in you then research, research, and research to gather as much information as you can!

Get Your New Business Off To The Right Start! 

Here, we have given you everything you need to kick-off, 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, guiding you through the development of your campground business plan and making navigating this new journey easier. 

 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 sector.

There is a new appeal for those individuals who love the concept of camping but dread the idea of...

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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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Glamping Consultant Sarah Riley Highlights a “Tourism Turnaround”

I’ve been immersed in hospitality services, glamping and marketing for over 20 years previously jointly-managing a 5* boutique hospitality business. Offering coaching, private consultancy and business advice, I hope to inspire other people to achieve their dreams of a successful, unique holiday rental. 

I’m deeply passionate about the industry and the great outdoors. Despite working hard spinning the two companies I have founded; Inspired Camping and Inspired Courses, as a family we are most at home in the great outdoors and love to escape to the wilderness, foraging for wild foods and hidden treasures when we can! 

Why is ‘glamping’ so perfectly placed in the holiday market?

The #TourismTurnaround is about the recovery of the holiday industry after the Covid-19 pandemic. Not surprisingly, due to the current global situation and associated travel restrictions, the “Staycation’ trend has gradually increased in popularity throughout 2020....

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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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