Embrace the new normal with these products and services for the glamping industry.
Bounce Back PR Pack
Public relations can be really time consuming, which often puts businesses off doing their own. So, to make it as easy as possible, Rural Roots Media – tourism PR specialists – have created a Bounceback PR Pack. They have ploughed their 15-years PR and media experience into one comprehensive course to guide you in your communications and getting fully booked.
The pack is a download containing three done-for-you campaigns, including templated press releases, social media copy and blog ideas, as well as lots of handy hints and tips and a few secret formulas to get your business noticed by the local and national press.
“It’s chocked full of templates, tips and secrets to give your business the best opportunity to reopen and fill the booking calendar,” says Kate Symonds from Round the Woods.
The Bounce Back PR Pack is available for £249 from the Rural Roots website.
UK-Based Ensuite Bubbles
0800 002 5698
BubbleTents from Sleeping Bubbles bring a unique sleeping experience to glampsites. These multi-purposes structures can be adapted for many experiences, from luxury accommodation to outdoor dining. Privacy is no problem with opaque areas of the bubbles, and bespoke bathrooms can be added – essential during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A bubble can be set up in just 30 minutes so a site can have a bubble hotel in matter of hours. For off-grid camp- and glampsites, a Solar Sleeping Bubble is being created, fully powered by solar energy. Portable and easy to install anywhere, it avoids expensive electric mains installation costs.
Bubbles are also available to hire for events, creating experiences such as honeymoon suites and special accommodation for wedding anniversaries, Valentine’s day and more.
Sleeping Bubbles offer fast ROI with a low capital investment, premium tents and 24/7 customer service.
Pop-up Accommodation Experts
Caboose & Co
Caboose & Co, the pop-up accommodation experts, believe the glamping industry can collectively demonstrate resilience and emerge stronger from this pandemic. During lockdown, Caboose has used its expertise and hire fleet to provide an NHS Staff Village and emergency showers for supported housing. Now they are helping glamping sites to extend capacity and meet the soaring demand for UK staycations.
Designed to offer guests the best possible night’s sleep, Cabooses include heating, sun terraces and all the luxuries needed for a relaxing stay. Caboose provides a year-round solution for landowners and right holders to realise new profit streams and maximise the glamping season with hire and purchase options available.
The New Kula Suite
+31 657 787 377
The Kula Suite accommodation lodge provides a perfect space for small or large families and takes influence from a bygone era of remote luxury and safari tent opulence. Its conical roof works well in all European climates and its unique design allows for a range of spacious and ambient interiors for groups, families and couples and fits well in any site layout, small or large.
Optional high end interiors with ambient lighting, bespoke furniture and stylish soft furnishings are available together with an ensuite or spacious bathroom tent.
Tents are fabricated in Europe with ethically sourced materials to high standards of craftsmanship and designed for functionality, offering beautiful living spaces for glamping.
‘Uniquely Different’ Pod Manufacturer
Podz R Us
The UK staycation market is set to soar this year, and Podz R Us owner Andrew Lang explains how they are well-placed to provide new or existing glamping site owners with a bespoke service that sets them apart. “As the leisure industry recovers from these unprecedented times, Podz R Us is ready to support our clients who want more than a high quality product that delivers on value. As experienced pod manufacturers, we’ve always taken time to understand our customers’ needs, and right now that’s more important than ever. We offer a free design service, and all our pods are hand-built to individual specifications”.
This means that up and down the country, Podz R Us are supplying glamping pods that are uniquely different, from high end luxury pods with en-suite and underfloor heating, to budget accommodation, including pods that are off-grid and solar powered. Check out what they have to offer.
The Answer to Rain, Shine or Social Distancing
024 7632 6585
As businesses look ahead and consider how they will trade in the ‘new normal’, UK based TruDomes says that the key to success is the ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
“At TruDomes we’ve adapted too,” says sales director, Kelda Bassett. “We have invested in developing new products and are delighted to add two new structures to our range, designed especially for social distancing in the glamping, hospitality, leisure and events industry.”
Last month it launched the ‘Dining Yurt’ and ‘Dining Cube’, but these structures can be used for much more than just dining.
“The Dining Yurt and Cube are perfect for restaurant table isolation and outdoor dining all year round,” says Kelda. “In addition to socially distanced dining, they also make great reception spaces. It’s not just about responding to current concerns either, they also offer protection from the typical British weather – no more rainy meals or dashing for cover.
“Whatever the end purpose, we are dedicated to offering our customers the best solution to ensure their guests have the very best experience.”
Dedicated Bathrooms – the New Glamping Normal
With the most popular glamping add on search since the pandemic’s outbreak being for private bathrooms, forward thinking glamp and campsites are adjusting to the ‘new normal’ with ensuite facilities for each pitch.
With the CampPlus unit, guests have their own private WC and shower room right next to their accommodation, which can be deep cleaned between stays for Covid-19 safety.
The washrooms are plug and play – just connect them to water, electric and sewerage and they’re ready to go. They are available as the Solo single unit or the Duo, which serves two pitches – state of the art soundproofing and a floating floor ensure that guests have enough privacy.
Superb quality, with a very short payback period, they have been installed extensively by the Bridge Leisure Group at its parks including at its Trevella and Sand le Mere sites.
Fully Functioning Compact Kitchens
Elfin has supplied many glamping manufacturers and end users compact kitchens, in a wide range of colours, and a great selection of appliances including gas hobs where electrical supply is limited.
Pre-built in Germany, these powder coated stainless steel kitchens are compact, modern, robust and hygienic. With full kitchen functionality in as little as 1,000mm they allow for more living space in small accommodations. Elfin also offers a good selection of additional storage space in wall cupboards and larder units if space allows. Kitchens are delivered nationwide within three days of order when in stock, and with no more than a three week lead-time if factory ordered. If you have limited space Elfin has a solution.
ART, BBQ AND FIRE-PIT IN ONE
Quan Garden Art
0117 974 6050
A passion for food, premium design and the love of spending time outdoors with family and friends is what brought Quan to life. So why not reward guests with the facilities they deserve and turn alfresco dining into an artform?
A Quan fire plate encourages guests to cook a vast variety of delicious dishes in different ways, far more so than a traditional BBQ, taking cooking to the next level. Quan’s fire plate products also provide an interesting centrepiece for any party or gathering while creating an amazing atmosphere
HANDMADE TOWABLE BOWTOPS FOR HIRE
Greg and Jules Gypsy Bowtops
Greg and Jules Gypsy Bowtops offer a fleet of beautifully crafted and hand painted gypsy caravans as guest accommodation for glamping sites, festivals and private events up and down the country. The fleet of seven provides unique and comfortable four berth accommodation in each wagon with designer bedding, a kitchen area, table and seating, plenty of storage and shelving, clothes cupboard, electric hookup plus a full inventory of items for a no hassle stay. Giving your guests a memorable stay, it can deliver and set up the caravans ready for couples or families to enjoy a unique and fun holiday.