Ever wanted to go camping but don’t really like the idea of having to get down in the dirt and leaves? Then glamping might be the perfect activity for you. Glamping stands for glamorous camping and it allows you to enjoy nature without foregoing many of life’s everyday luxuries one normally would for traditional camping.
“A market research report by Grand View Research shows that the global glamping market size is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.9 percent from 2022 to 2030, after being valued at USD$2.35 billion in 2021. Just this year, it’s expected to hit USD$2.74 billion.”
Glamping has expanded to include glamorous camping options in treehouses, yurts, teepees, RVs and of course, a traditional tent with a luxurious bed inside. Allen Marketing Communications Inc, a boutique travel and lifestyle public relations agency based in New York City, spotlights the latest trends in this up-and-coming market.
Extreme glamping is an over the top glamping experience such as staying in a yurt and eco friendly pod. It takes glamping to the next level, with some resorts clocking in at over $2,000 for a minimum two-night stay. However, these stays definitely give you a lot of bang for your buck – they often integrate all the best parts of nature with the comforts of hotel luxury.
From king-sized beds, to heat and air-conditioning, to hot baths, extreme glamping does not skimp on the luxuries one normally finds at high-end hotels – what you normally don’t find at hotels, though, are breathtaking views, immersion in nature, and the ability to fall asleep under the stars. That’s an experience you’ll never forget.
If you want to go glamping but don’t want to be tied down to one place, getting an RV might be the right choice for you. Some luxury RVs nowadays are nicer than homes and can cost between $1 and $3 million dollars.
Don’t think you’re paying for nothing, though. “These RVs come with luxe kitchens, slide-out-all-around windows, expansive floor space, and some even come with in-unit washer and dryers and LED TVs,” according to Business Insider.
A big appeal of glamping is the incorporation of natural elements with the luxury of where you’re staying. Forms of glamping that aim to integrate nature with the living environment to maximize sustainability include domed pods such as those that Kachi Lodge and Ecocapsule offer.
“These eco-friendly pods can sleep two people and include a kitchen, toilet, shower, and lounge area. Ecocapsule uses wind turbines and solar panels to make the pods 100 percent self-sufficient in a variety of environments,” according to Business Insider.
In fact, Kachi Lodge runs their camps using sustainable energy with the goal of leaving minimal impact on the environment.
Glamping under canvas can come in many different shapes and sizes, from tepees, to canvas cabins, to covered wagons such as the ones used in the 19th century. Inside, however, these dwellings look nothing like they did in the 19th century.
Complete with air conditioning, a king-size bed, twin bunk beds, and private bathrooms, the covered wagons are definitely a step up from how the pioneers lived in them. Tepees come with cedar floors, custom-made furniture, wool carpets, a kitchenette, and a fire pit. The canvas cabins, ranging from 790 to 1,300 square feet, are equipped with gas stoves, multiple bedrooms, and soaking tubs as well as private bathrooms.
Under the Stars In A Treehouse
Want to be able to see the stars as you fall asleep? Glamping spots such as the Bangkok Treehouse in Thailand or the Elephant’s Eye in Zimbabwe offer open space for you to watch animals roam at sunset and enjoy the sky at bedtime. Don’t worry about getting eaten by the bugs, as there is a netting draped over the bed to protect you from getting eaten alive.
Whether you prefer a more relaxed glamping vacation, one more in-tune with nature, or one on-the-go, there’s an option for everyone. Stay abreast with travel trends from our travel and lifestyle public relations professionals at Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.
By Marley Merrihew at Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.