According to market researcher Mintel, UK adults have taken more than 17 million camping and caravanning trips. This figure is predicted to rise to more than 21 million over the next two years thanks in part to Brexit encouraging savvy tourists to holiday closer to home. The value of the pound has also encouraged more foreign holidaymakers to our shores.
For farmers and land owners alike, the time has never been better to venture into the tourism industry and with glamping accommodation commanding higher price tags and reaping 17% more searches than camping, the decision on whether to offer glamping or camping is easier than ever.
So, what does your average glamper expect?
To en-suite of not to en-suite? This is one of the most commonly asked questions, and whilst there is no right or wrong answer, the evidence suggests that en-suites or beautifully executed and convenient bathroom facilities are in high demand (and whilst the initial outlay is more), you will benefit from a quicker return on your investment.
Gone are the days of brits being satisfied with camping under damp canvas in a cramped space too. Accommodation needs to be airy but warm even on cooler days and evenings and into the extended winter seasons. Gathering around a fire pit; or even better cosying up to a woodburning stove will have wide appeal and keep you earning money outside of the peak tourist season.
Mostly though, glampers want to feel inspired and rejuvenated by a countryside idyll with a few creature comforts around them. If you have a little slice of rural heaven maybe it’s time to share that and make some money in the process.
So, in summary what does make a great glampsite? Call us biased, but our Geodesic domes in the right locations are perfect for offering your most discerning guests the airy yet cosy feel at a sensible price. A TruDomes dome benefits from an enormous bay window that will bring the outside in and enable your guests to take full advantage of the beautiful surroundings that you are offering. Our 5.8m diameter Truly Glamping Dome starts at just £3,450 and with additional options of insulation lining and woodburning stoves they are a popular choice for glampsite owners and glampers alike.
Contact TruDomes today to talk through your glampsite grand plans.