Tired of staying inside? Glamping provides a safe, socially distant way to travel during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It’s a style of camping that includes resort style services for nature lovers staying in tents, treehouses, teepees, igloos, yurts, and log cabins.
The Global Glamping Market is expected to grow around 10.6 percent from 2020 to 2027 and reach a market value of more than US $5.6 million by 2027,” according to Acumen Research and Consulting. Allen Marketing Communications, Inc. a boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency, spotlights key developments and trends in the glamping industry.
Taking The World By Storm
The industry is growing faster than ever. Research shows glamping is growing with different demographic groups -- “12 percent of Gen Z, 48 percent of millennials, 28 percent of Gen X, nine percent of baby boomers and three percent of mature ,” according to the KOA North American glamping report.
Covid-19 protocols -- face masks, contactless payments, sanitizing stations -- are still in place at many glamping destinations during the coronavirus epidemic.
Preparing For Your Trip
Glamping offers a wide range of experiences in different budgets ranging from a glamorous tent to a treehouse or yurt a safari-like experience.
Staying on a budget is not a problem when it comes to glamping. Savvy glampers are encouraged to bring food since several glamp sites have fridges and kitchens. Other glamping sites provide cooked to order -- breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Worried about having to form a tent? No need. Some glamping sites will set up your tent prior to arrival. Companies such as Hipcamp are offering unique outdoor stays such as treehouses and marvelous spacious tents.
It's recommended to pack the same way one would if they were staying in a hotel. Bring clothing depending on the weather, groceries, toiletries, and anything else that will help you have a pleasant time.
For those looking to mix business with pleasure, many campsites have excellent WiFi to enable glampers to extend their stay in an area of natural beauty.
Stay plugged in while enjoying nature and your time away from home. Collective Retreats, a well-known glamping company, offers a unique package called work-from-tent that includes strong internet connection, a work table, a stand alone luxury tent with AC, unlimited coffee/tea, on retreat dining, and a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival.
Whether it’s taking work on the road or having the urge to speak to a loved one, glampsites are able to help you stay connected. Electricity is available to charge electronics and WiFi as well.
Stay Well Prepared
In planning the glamping escape, it is vital to purchase travel insurance. Historically, travel insurance has provided an extra layer of protection should a trip be cancelled due to a natural disaster, act of terror or unexpected medical insurance.
In light of the global pandemic, many travel insurance providers have included coverage as it pertains to COVID-19. In fact, Consumer Advocate.org offers the following tips to help travelers navigate the different travel insurance options. “Look for customizable coverage.” “Get a comprehensive policy for once in a lifetime trips.” “Estimate how much travel insurance you need in advance.”
Credit cards and cashless, contactless transactions with Apple Pay and Google Pay have become extremely popular during the pandemic. It is important to verify the preferred payment options at the glamping sites before you venture on your getaway.
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By Mariana Alvarez at Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.