Glamping has become one of the buzzwords in the tourism industry in recent years thanks to destinations located in the middle of nature and the growing choice of luxurious accommodations such as music festival campsites But what exactly is glamping and what are the differences compared to traditional camping? Also, why has glamping become so popular today?
If you want to know more, we will explain in this article what glamping is and the origin of this form of tourism.
What is glamping?
The term glamping, derived from the acronym “Glamorous Camping” in English, is a type of camping that includes much more luxurious accommodation than that usually associated with traditional camping. The word was first used in the UK in 2005, but it wasn’t until 2016 that it was officially added to the dictionary.
Glamping is also known by other names suchas luxury camping or charming camping, but no matter what you call it the most important thing is that it allows holidaymakers to stay in the middle of nature without having to set up their caravan, pitch a tent, sleep on the ground or stumble on rocks in the dark.
Of course, there are also other significant differences between glamping and traditional camping. Most luxury accommodations come complete with all the home comforts like electricity, beds, private bathroom with shower, kitchenette, and sometimes extras such as a coffee maker or toiletries. While cooking or barbecuing may be an option there’s usually a restaurant nearby.
What characteristics does a luxury camping or glamping have?
Today, glamping accommodations have become extremely luxurious. They usually have stylish amenities such as a flat-screen TV, mattresses with high end pillows, spacious shower, and heated flooring, AC, private Jacuzzi or even butler service.
The key to glamping is to provide a unique experience that allows glampers to immerse themselves in their surroundings, enjoy nature’s clean air, feel the ground under their feet and relieve the stress of everyday life without sacrificing their comfort. It is a balance of being in a natural environment, but without the constraints of traditional camping.
There are many types of tents (for example, igloos, transparent bubbles for stargazing, huts, tree houses…) but they all have one thing in common: they are independent outdoor structures. Glamping tent models vary greatly in terms of comfort and price, so there is something for every taste and every budget.
We hope you liked the article and that glamping now has no secrets from you!