The UK staycation industry is poised to experience a huge surge in demand once the coronavirus lockdown is over. That’s because families, friends and couples will all be champing at the bit to spend time somewhere other than their own homes. But with hiked ticket prices and international flight restrictions likely to remain in place for the foreseeable future, a holiday in the UK (a staycation) is going to be the first choice for many.
Now the way people staycation — especially when it comes to camping — has evolved over the years. With expectations of holidays and travelling now higher than ever, glamping has emerged as a top travel trend in recent times.
What is glamping?
Whether you refer to it as “luxury camping”, “glam camping”, “boutique camping” or something similar, glamping is the perfect combination of nature and luxury. A way to enjoy everything associated with exploring the great outdoors, without sacrificing the comforts of home.
Glamping could involve a short stay in a luxury tent, a few nights in a yurt, or a longer holiday in a state-of-the-art treehouse. It’s the perfect staycation for pausing from the hustle and bustle of daily life and simply relaxing, rejuvenating, and recharging. For people in search of adventure, glamping could provide the base for taking on a mountain climb, hiking a waterfall, or spending a day surfing.
But glamping isn’t actually a modern concept. In fact, it dates back more than a thousand years! You can read more about the amazing history of glamping on the Glamping Hub blog.
How popular is glamping?
As we’ve already mentioned, glamping has become increasingly popular in recent years. And once the coronavirus lockdown has been lifted, it’s only set to experience greater demand.
According to this report from the BBC (don’t let the title put you off), one glamping business in Hertfordshire is already experiencing a surge in visitors after initial lockdown restrictions were lifted. At one point, the glamping business had a 450-strong waiting list and has been fully booked throughout both July and August.
That’s why a huge opportunity exists for people who are in a position to welcome glamping guests once coronavirus restrictions have been eased. In other words, by starting your own glamping business now, you are likely to find yourself in a lucrative position once people start holidaying again.
How to start your own glamping business
Now you might be thinking, I know nothing about glamping, let alone the business side. I wouldn’t even know where to start!? We’ve got some good news for you…
Providing you’re a land owner, or you are in a position to purchase land to start a glamping business, we can help you get everything up and running.
You see, here at Snuggeries, we don’t just build gorgeous, luxury, bespoke garden rooms. We also — with the help and supervision of our parent company, New Key Homes — can help design and develop not just a glamping pod or two, but an entire glamping site.
Furthermore, leveraging the close affiliation we have with business growth specialists Shift Momentum, we can literally deliver you a ready-to-roll glamping business in a box.
We can help:
- Design your brand, website & social media
- Deliver and execute your sales & marketing
- Design and build all on-site infrastructure
- Design and build bespoke lodges to suit your needs
That means you get the buildings and facilities your glamping business needs to accommodate guests, as well as all the business and marketing support you need for it to be a success. So even if you’re not a seasoned holiday park or camping site owner, you can hit the ground running and make an impact.
Perhaps you already own a glamping business and have been taking stock during the lockdown. If you now want to boost your capacity and take advantage of the staycation surge that has already started, we can also help.
Sound interesting? Contact us today and let’s have a chat about how we can make your dreams of owning and running your own glamping business a reality.