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Pitch Side Facilities

Paul Doughty on the benefits of personal bathroom facilities for glampsites. Bathroom and toilet facilities, whilst not very glamourous, often turn out to be one of the most important parts of any camping or glamping […]

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Get on the Map

Glampsites have the opportunity to tap into a growing community looking for outdoor adventure whatever the weather, writes Craig Wareham. To maintain a sustainable source of income, open air accommodation needs to be attractive for […]

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Social Media Planning

Lisa Bullen outlines how to save time by planning out your social media and suggests some easy wins. Keeping on top of your social media can become a chore, which is why having a content […]

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Finding Money

Funding the development of a rural tourism business can be a minefield. Here rural mortgage consultant Jim Richards shares his tips for securing finance. There are many reasons why you may think commercial lending by […]

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Signage

Graphic designer Andy Tuohy on redesigning Leafy Fields Glamping’s logo and signage. The starting point for any design or redesign is consultation with the client. I talk with them about what they are trying to […]

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Instagram Advertising

The low-down on running Instagram ads with social media expert Lisa Bullen. You can either grow your organic social media followers by creating great, engaging and relevant content, referred to as “organic growth”. Or you […]

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What is a Glamper?

Getting scientific about terminology gives an insight into the future of glamping, reveals researcher Greg Watt. While the term ‘glamping’ has established itself within recognised lexicons, the term ‘glamper’ is less acknowledged. Much of this […]

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Bell Tent Hacks

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite tips and tricks for the ubiquitous bell tent. Mould or mildew? Nothing beats a professional wash and reproof, but even then you might end up with stubborn mould […]

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Growing Followers

In our third piece on social media, Lisa Bullen explains follower growth tactics on Instagram, tips for choosing and using hashtags and what to do with social media influencers… Your Instagram and Facebook “follower” total […]

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Small Space Trends

Create spot on glamping spaces with advice from designer Nikkita Palmer, by embracing changes to the way we look at the world post pandemic. As many of you get ready for another busy season, I’ve […]

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Making a Meadow

The restoration of a traditional hay meadow has been a labour of love but is now an essential part Swallowfield Glamping Retreat, writes owner Denise Hobbs. In the UK, we’ve lost over 97 per cent […]

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Social Media Strategy

What, where, and when to post to Instagram and Facebook. I am often contacted by campsites or glampsites wanting to know how to write a social media strategy. They are happy with posting on their […]