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Evolution or Appropriation?

Greg Watt digs deep into the history and evolution of glamping accommodation and asks whether permanent structures can ever be considered legitimate. A distinguishing feature of glamping during its evolution, since 2005, has been the […]

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Instagram

In the first of a regular series on social media marketing, our specialist Lisa Bullen explains why Instagram is so perfect for marketing your glampsite The rise of Instagram is phenomenal. In a social media […]

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Little Spaces – Big Decisions

Architect Mark Waghorn discusses how to analyse a structure’s suitability for your glampsite. Regardless of if you are planning to start a new venture in glamping, or if you are an experience site owner, I […]

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Tourism Industry Reset

Greg Watt presents how glamping has the potential to be at the forefront of the global tourism reset. The extraordinary event of Covid-19 has caused transformative change across the globe. Historical observations show that trends […]

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Casual Excellence

Jason Devenish and Nick Clarke talk about how to create authentic, meaningful customer experiences at your glamping destination. I’m often talking about how we find ourselves in the experience economy, and how important it is […]

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No Planning

Ben Carden outlines the two ways you can operate a glampsite without planning permission. With now being the time to capitalise on demand for staycations, there is much interest in setting up glampsites. There are […]

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Trees

Emma Reed discusses why trees are so beneficial, how to look after them and how to implement tree strategies in new developments. Trees are a wonder, you only have to dip your toes into ‘The […]

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Reinvestment

Why now might be the perfect time to spend some money on your site, says Kate Morel. ‘UK in staycation boom’ – ‘glamping more popular than ever’ – ‘OTAs report record bookings’. My newsfeeds and […]

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Biodiversity in Design

Putting ecology at the top of your design agenda will reap rewards for more than nature alone, says Emma Reed. For those at the beginning of a project, thinking about biodiversity in your designs should […]

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2020 Vision

Wild Hart’s Nick Sneller discusses how timber glamping structures offer the opportunity to contribute to a zero carbon future, but only if we apply some of our own ‘building regulations’. We started this year with […]

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Past, Present and Future Tents

Louis Thompson discusses the evolution of tensile structures and what the future might hold. Past Tents The picture below may look like the ultimate shaggy chic, boho hideout for gypset living but it is in […]

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No Change Here

While Covid-19 will affect glamping, it won’t change it, concludes Kate Morel. Well, what a year so far. We’ve had Brexit, flooding and are still dealing with a pandemic that’s had a phenomenal impact on […]