As Americans begin to emerge from our three month quarantine due to COVID-19, Glamping is an excellent alternative to escape all the global pandemic news and social distance in a luxury camping tents, yurts, tree houses and domes in breathtaking natural environments with all the modern amenities.
Allen Marketing Communications, Inc., a boutique New York City travel and lifestyle public relations agency, encourages many destinations to spotlight their endless potential for glamping getaways to spur travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Arizton Advisory and Intelligence predicts the “glamping market in the US is projected to reach around $1 billion by 2024.”
Here are key insights as it pertains to the glamping market.
Many destinations already have areas of natural beauty, perfect for hiking, trekking, or walking, bicycling, wildlife exploration and just simply bonding with nature off the beaten track. For some city dwellers, glamping has been the best prescription to relax, unwind and escape their hectic routines.
For other nature lovers, it is a vital part of their DNA as they crave endless ways to get up close and bond with wildlife roaming freely in nature.
Mini-Moon vacation, also known as a long weekend, is an attractive alternative for newlyweds or couples to have a shorter honeymoon. Couples can still have a short getaway, social distance, adhere to the CDC guidelines as the newlyweds embark on their new life together.
Skip Trips, grandparents traveling with their grandchildren leaving parents at home, will be a welcome escape for parents with double duty – working from home and overseeing their children’s virtual learning instruction. Glamping getaways are a wonderful escape for active grandparents to expose their grandchildren all the natural wonders awaiting them.
In planning the glamping escape, it is vital to purchase the 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.”
During this global pandemic, some establishments have implemented opted for credit card and cashless contact less transactions such as Apple Pay, Google Pay. While cash transactions will never go away, it is important to know about some of the perks for using your credit card as the preferred method of payment.
In fact, Money.com unveils a guide to credit cards showcasing the best travel perks such as “lucrative sign up bonus and generous rewards for each dollar you spend on your card as well.”
As the global economy embarks on a road to recovery, glamping could be a welcome escape from all the grim milestones and non-stop talk about social distancing. Our travel and lifestyle public relations professionals are skilled story tellers.
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By Joanna Allen, chief executive officer, Allen Marketing Communications, Inc.