Events: Know How

Why Wi-Fi?

31st May 2016

In this Q&A with Morgan Denton, Open Air Business learns that supplying Wi-Fi to an outdoor event is not about having the biggest aerial! How is Wi-Fi use changing at outdoor events? We have noticed […]

Periwinkle

Keeping Your Feet on the Ground

31st May 2016

Periwinkle and friends fall victim to entrepreneurial zeal – all in the name of the great outdoors. All three members of the Toffee-Hammer Club – ‘Chuffer’ Donaldson, ‘Tubby’ Cartwright and yours truly – sat at […]

Events: Know How

Safe, Profitable Events

31st May 2016

Mark Laurie’s 10 point check list for success at outdoor events. When it comes to running a public event there is much you should know and do to ensure that it’s safe, legally compliant and, […]

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Events: Know How

Festival Glamping

30th May 2016

More than just an extra revenue stream, to offer glamping accommodation at festivals opens up a whole new clientele writes Ian Hamilton. Ten years ago ‘glamping’ didn’t exist in the lexicon of hip-talk. There were […]

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Events: Case Studies

Hodder Valley Show

30th May 2016

A traditional agricultural show where the centrepiece remains the livestock itself. Tracing its history back to 1864, the Hodder Valley Show prides itself on being a traditional agricultural and horticultural event and a perfect family […]

Handa Island Nature Reserve, NW Scotland
Glamping: Know How

Call of Nature

30th May 2016

For sites with no mains water or sewer connection, ‘dry’ toilets offer a pleasant, reliable alternative to conventional toilets, writes Andrew Warren. For any outdoor venue premises, one of the first considerations is sanitation. Without […]

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Longlands Brochure
Glamping: Know How

Marketing Toolkit

30th May 2016

Entrepreneur Bella Given shares her marketing know-how which helped develop Longlands, a glamping business with an annual turnover of £200,000 and 95% occupancy in its first year. Not simply important to the success of your […]

Glamping Growth
Glamping: Know How

Glamping Growth

30th May 2016

What is it about the portmanteau ‘glamping’ that’s making us lose interest in our usual holidays abroad and seek out staycations in highly original and sometimes peculiar structures instead? Sarah Riley offers some answers. It […]

News

Don’t Discount the Growth Programme

30th May 2016

“While there has been criticism of the government’s £177m Growth Programme, it shouldn’t be discounted if you are planning to develop a rural outdoor hospitality business in the next five years,” says Annie Hunter, a […]

News

Tourism Awards adds Glamping

30th May 2016

VisitEngland has added a new category to its national tourism awards. The ‘Glamping Provider of the Year’ category will celebrate excellence in glamping provision in the 2017 round of awards. To be eligible to enter, […]