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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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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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Top 5 Legal Issues for Glamping Business And Unique Holiday Rental Owners

What legal issues do I need to consider, how do I structure my Terms of Service and what's included in a Privacy Policy? These are a few common questions I'm asked by concerned business owners who I support in my programs. Obviously, as I'm not a trained lawyer I can not give advice in this area, however, that doesn't mean sticking our heads in the sand is a good idea either.

The fact is that occasionally things do happen. The pandemic is one such out-of-the-ordinary event that no one could have predicted but since then everyone has been racing to get their Terms of Service updated in a way that helps make cancellations and refunds a smooth process in the face of a challenging situation.

So I was delighted when Amy Saunders approached me to help out. Amy is a Principal at the international commercial law firm Support Legal and has been advising travel and tourism businesses on legal issues for many years.

Amy is also in the process of setting up her own tourism...

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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 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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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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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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