In the UK Glamping is becoming increasingly popular. Glamping is a term used to describe a form of camping where the accommodation is more luxurious than what is associated with staying in a traditional camping tent. The word “Glamping” itself is a blend of the words “glamorous” and “camping”. Glamping has no become a way to experience the splendor of the outdoors without forgoing the certain creature comforts you can’t live without. Glamping is still all about the camping experience, but its aim is to slightly smooth the edges of roughing it
The demand for Glamping is definitely on the rise; even the UK Government has started pushing “staycations” encouraging people to have holidays closer to their homes. Deborah Meadon from Dragons Den was even quoted on the popular TV show that:
“Glamping absolutely has become the latest thing for people to get into.”
With all this recent positive publicity and promotion, glamping has started to attract a wider new customer base which includes those who may never have visited a campsite before. As a result, glamping is really catching on for campsites and leisure parks that have only ever offered traditional tent pitches, as well as new campsites opening up.
Phil Bicknell the Head of food & farming at the National Farmers Union was recently quoted as saying:
“Farms which have diversified into tourism can achieve extra incomes of about £21,000 a year.”
Glamping Creates a New Earning Potential
Camping sites across the UK are taking advantage of this glamping trend by now offering alternative camping arrangements, ranging from standard camping pods to ridiculous luxurious accommodations. Glamping has brought a new form of earning potential to existing and new outdoor businesses such as campsites.
The biggest way most campsites are glamping up their sites is by introduction Shepherds Huts and Camping Pods. Their charm is in their simplicity. Glamping accommodation like Shepherd Huts offer a full camping experience in a natural environment, but with the luxury of a solid roof over your head and lockable windows and doors so that you can relax and enjoy your holiday without creepy crawlies or leaky tent.
So, if you are thinking of starting a new outdoor accommodation site or you are an existing campsite owner, leisure park owner, pub owner, farmer or private landowner, ask yourself this: Are you making the most out of your lands potential? Are you currently benefiting from this new glamping trend? If not why not?
Contact Timber Leisure
If you would like to find out more about the benefits of glamping and Shepherds Huts and how they can diversify and increase your revenue stream then give Timber Leisure a call on 01424 251479 or contact us at email@example.com