Why Wi-Fi?

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 […]


Safe, Profitable Events

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, […]


Festival Glamping

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 […]

Case Studies

Hodder Valley Show

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 […]



SPONSORED FEATURE: Erik Verwaaijen, the man behind CampPlus’s plug and play toilet / shower unit, expands on the business and its product offering. What is a CampPlus unit? The CampPlus unit is a compact plug […]

Handa Island Nature Reserve, NW Scotland

Call of Nature

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 […]

Longlands Brochure

Marketing Toolkit

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 Growth

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 […]


Don’t Discount the Growth Programme

“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 […]


Tourism Awards adds Glamping

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, […]


50 Tonne Monster Move

An embalmer from Enniscrone, Co. Sligo, Ireland, has moved a Boeing 767 aeroplane from Shannon runway to Enniscrone beach, and intends to convert it into luxury glamping accommodation. David McGowan took delivery of the 159ft […]


NCASS Award Win

The Nationwide Caterers Association (NCASS) has been named as the winner of the Business category in the Regulatory Delivery’s Primary Authority Awards. The awards are designed to recognise outstanding work by those involved in the […]