The history of Glamping
The History of the Glamping
Glamping is a portmanteau, it merges the two words glamorous and camping. The origin of the word can be found in the early 21st century. As a result of international financial problems holiday makers sought a high value luxury holiday style without the expense of foreign travel. It this time the idea of Glamping as a holiday came about.
Glamping, as a type of camping, focuses on the provision of facilities and accommodation that have more luxury than than a traditional camping holiday. Glamping has grown across the world as a trend in providing accommodation that combines the amenities of a hotel and luxury with camping. Glamping is know by numerous other names such as posh camping, boutique camping or luxury camping. The aim of Glamping is for guests to enjoy the camping experience minus any hassle of transporting a tent, pitching it, bringing their own cooking equipment and then dismantling it and taking it home.
Glamping sites provide a variety of different accommodation structures including geodesic domes, bell tents, yurts, tipis, pods, safari tents, tent cabins, vintage caravans, shepherd's huts and tree houses.
Country Glamping Holidays provide a diverse range of Glamping accommodation at our sites in the UK. Glamping holidays prices can start from as low as twelve pounds fifty pence per person per night.
Glamping holidays can provide a wide variety e of services ranging bedding or room service tea but most importantly glamping holidays are about accessing nature.
The increase in Glamping Holidays has had the effect of making camping holidays with a new type of guests beyond that of the traditional camping market of families and couples. Glamping holidays have brought the concept of camping to markets like birthday parties, intergenerational holidays and hen parties.
One factor that can be seen as a contributing fact to the increase in the popularity of glamping holidays can be attributed to the alteration to the UK driving licence which removed the automatic right to tow a caravan when a person past their driving test. Although this amendment took place quietly back in the nineteen-ninetys, the affect was only felt when the teenagers who took their test then had grown up, had families and would have traditionally started looking at caravan holidays as an option. This was not possible due to the redacted driving licence which required an additional test for towing. As such this segment of drivers 'came of age' at the same time as the financial crisis and the result was glamping holidays presented a perfect solution. The concept of the Glamping holiday has also seen support from young professionals, these urban professionals of the gap year generation seek an experience, something note worthy for the twitter accounts, when they holiday.
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