News

Bye to Big Deposits

30th April 2016

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has advised over 100 function venues that insisting on large deposits and applying cancellation charges could breach consumer law. It recommends venues change their terms where necessary. The letters […]

News

The Aeropod Touches Down

30th April 2016

DappR Aviation has unveiled its first Aeropod constructed from an Airbus A320 passenger jet. Having flown for the national airline of El Salvador as well as two different Turkish carriers, the aircraft was due to […]

News

Online Guidance for CDM

30th April 2016

New guidance explaining how regulations which manage the health and safety of construction projects apply to the entertainment industry has been published. The online resource, created by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), aims to […]

News

New Glamping Accreditation

30th April 2016

In response to the changing face of the glamping industry over the past 10 years Visit England, the national tourism board, has upgraded the criteria for accreditation and brought in benchmarking on quality and the […]

Advice

Care Free Catering

29th April 2016

There’s a whole raft of free services available to event organisers from the Nationwide Caterers Association, writes Mark Laurie. You may already have heard about the work the Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) undertakes to help […]

Advice

Estate Events

29th April 2016

Simon Foster, director of Commercial Heritage, Savills, looks at how owners of historic houses and rural estates might maximise their revenue streams. The national contribution of historic houses – economically, culturally, socially and through education […]

Case Studies

The Goodlife Experience

29th April 2016

A family friendly festival with originality at its core. The Good Life Experience takes place at Hawarden Estate, Flintshire, North East Wales, from 16-18 September. This is an event with therapeutic qualities – good food, […]

Advice

Under Canvas

29th April 2016

A breakdown of canvas glamping options with Tim Rees of Quality Unearthed, an agency specialising in quirky holiday accommodation. Glamping is a somewhat curious term derived from ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’ and doesn’t really do justice […]

Advice

Stamp of Quality

29th April 2016

The new Glamping Scheme from Visit England is the first independent accreditation of glamping industry standards in the UK. As England’s national tourist board, VisitEngland provides accreditation for over 25,000 businesses, including 24,000 accommodation providers, in the […]

Advice

Your Planning Plan

29th April 2016

Richard Goodwin, rural surveyor for the Country Land and Business Association’s (CLA) Midlands region, discusses planning for those seeking to enter the exciting, and potentially rewarding, world of glamping. Far from the holiday experience of […]

Case Studies

Gooseberry Field Campsite

29th April 2016

A connection with guests keeps bookings rolling in. Gooseberry Field Campsite is a glamping holiday business based in Pluckley, in the heart of Kent, and is owned and run by John Mills and Kerstin Wolgast, […]

Advice

Party Potties

28th April 2016

Ensure your portable toilet provision is spot on with Jon Stebbings’ advice on specifying party loos. An absolute essential in any outdoor event’s infrastructure is the provision of toilets. There are two main types of […]