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#056 Does a glamping business really need a website to get bookings?

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Release Date: 02/17/2023

#067 Glamping + Retreat Events: A Business Success Story From Laura of Welsummer Glamping show art #067 Glamping + Retreat Events: A Business Success Story From Laura of Welsummer Glamping

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Laura runs a glamping site tucked away amongst the trees in the heart of the beautiful countryside, amongst sunny meadows and shade-dappled woods. They have fully kitted-out canvas bell tents and handmade wooden cabins. So what made them want to launch a retreat events business alongside their existing glamping services? Is it profitable and how did they manage to sell out their retreat event spaces? Laura, from Welsummer Glamping, shares all this and more in this episode, which highlights the benefits of glamping stays + retreat events from a business owners point of view. Inspired Courses: ...

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#066 Glamping Investment Pitch in the Dragons Den with Derry Green of Secret Garden Glamping show art #066 Glamping Investment Pitch in the Dragons Den with Derry Green of Secret Garden Glamping

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Pitching to any investor is difficult but imagine being surrounded by TV cameras, studio lights and four dragon investors. That's another level! This is exactly what Derry Green of Secret Garden Glamping did when he pitched his idea on the Dragons Den (also known in the USA as Shark Tank). In this episode Derry shares how it came about, his results and how it all works behind the scenes. He also shares his top tips for attracting investment for any hospitality idea and what he hopes to achieve with his new project. This is an inspirational episode full of top tips from a seasoned glamping...

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#065 Guest Attraction Made Easy With A.I., Ben Kilner And Sarah Riley show art #065 Guest Attraction Made Easy With A.I., Ben Kilner And Sarah Riley

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

How can you make your guest attraction marketing easier? Are there tools you can use and how does that work? Today I invite you into the brave new world of marketing with AI and using tools available to help you with guest attraction. This episode is perfect for anyone struggling to attract the customers they want and unable to find the time to make a difference to their numbers. To find out more about Ben Kilner and his current projects, go to To access his AI expertise, go to We provide these inspirations for your benefit... for free... so we would love to receive a positive review or...

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#064 Bringing Sustainable Choices To The Tourism Industry, With Professor Dr. Willy Legrand And Sarah Riley show art #064 Bringing Sustainable Choices To The Tourism Industry, With Professor Dr. Willy Legrand And Sarah Riley

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

How can we build tourism businesses that are kinder and more regenerative to the environment, healthy to the worker, pleasing to the guest, engaging to the community and profitable to the owner? We don't operate in bubbles so we have to work together to create solutions that everyone will win from in the long term, including Mother Earth. In this optimistic sustainability conversation, Sarah Riley talked with Professor Dr. Willy Legrand about how the eco-resort, luxury camping and glamping industries can help strengthen the bond between the hospitality and nature and how it has the potential...

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#63 Glamping Start-Up In Ukraine With Mala Richka show art #63 Glamping Start-Up In Ukraine With Mala Richka

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

What inspires a family to start a glamping business while their country is at war, they are faced with a pandemic and have 5 young children? We all deal with challenges in different ways. I know that when I’m struggling, all I need to do is listen to the inspirational stories of others to get motivated again. My mind was blown by what Ulyana and her husband Andrii have achieved in Ukraine, and despite all their challenges, they knew they were building more than a business. They were building a dream! So get ready to be inspired by the Mala Richka story! If you're ready to take the plunge...

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#062 Lilypod Glamping: Creating An Extraordinary Guest Experience With Kyle Guyat show art #062 Lilypod Glamping: Creating An Extraordinary Guest Experience With Kyle Guyat

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Lilypod Glamping is a unique floating sanctuary designed with love and handbuilt with passion in Devon UK. It is a unique stay inspired by nature using the natural wonder of timber. It is low carbon, off-grid short stay unique accommodation that uses natural materials to make an eco-tourism offering worth visiting. Nestled on a stunning lake at Alder Farm, hushed by mature deciduous trees on the border of Dartmoor. With local activities in abundance, ranging from spas to wild swimming, horse riding in the National Park, local farm shops, unique towns and awesome pubs, this is a glamping stay...

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#061 Glamping with a difference - Is this the future of travel? show art #061 Glamping with a difference - Is this the future of travel?

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Louis Thompson who is the founder and CEO of multiple businesses including Nomadic Resorts, an award-winning architectural and landscape design office that delivers innovative, experiential hospitality projects across the planet. His company designs bespoke green building projects for various luxury hotel groups including Soneva, Banyan Tree, Playa Viva, Neom and Resplendent Ceylon. Louis also founded Nomadic Escapes, a new outdoor hospitality management company focussed on, biophilic tented experiences; net zero carbon operations, re-wilding and...

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#060 Glamping Retreats, Eco-Resort Events And Industry Vitals show art #060 Glamping Retreats, Eco-Resort Events And Industry Vitals

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Kerry has been a successful glamping business owner for many years. She has single-handedly managed multiple businesses and has had her fair share of ups and downs. She is also known to share generously and talk openly about industry vitals while others keep their cards close to their chests. In this episode, we talk about: Key glamping events in the calendar we are looking forward to most this year The most important part of glamping that some owners miss today Industry insights from a serial glamping business owner and TV star What it's really like to start a glamping business on rented...

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#059 After 10 years in the glamping industry, this is one owner's revelation show art #059 After 10 years in the glamping industry, this is one owner's revelation

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Always take the time to hunt out the experts and speak with those who are generous enough to share their expertise in the industry. Especially when they have been working within it for so many years. This is why I was happy to welcome Phil Russell from Tor View Shepherds Huts in Somerset onto the show. In this episode, Phil shares his insights into the industry and the typical glamping guest. He also talks about the thing that surprises him the most about some guests that stay with him. Having been in business for 10 years now, he discusses the top things that have led to his success and how...

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#058 Eco-travel demands in younger generations and impacts on the hospitality industry show art #058 Eco-travel demands in younger generations and impacts on the hospitality industry

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

What sustainability practices are most appreciated by guests and what services are being used to attract eco-tourists and those with a preference towards environmentally sensitive businesses? Rachel Bowers has been deciphering guest preferences on glamping offerings, boutique hotels and unique hospitality and how eco-travel does not mean guests need to sacrifice the quality of the service they receive.  It's very rare to find research on this topic that includes guest and operator surveys for this industry, so when something comes along I want to hear about it. That’s why I invited...

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It is estimated there are over 700 million websites in the world so how can a glamping business, eco-resort or unique hospitality possibly stand out from the crowd and get noticed?

In this episode, I talk with Malcolm Freeman, Director of Oxygen Graphics, a company that helps glamping businesses get up and running with their websites, digital assets and overall online strategy to generate an impact.

This episode is packed with nuggets of gold for anyone wanting to get their business noticed by customers online and attract guests.

As well as talking about the top 5 elements that need to be featured on a glamping website to attract bookings, we also discuss:

  • The biggest struggles faced by hospitality hosts online today
  • How to get your website to do the hard work for you
  • What elements must be included in a unique hospitality business website 
  • Why you shouldn't be relying on Facebook to promote your business
  • How guests expect to book their glamping stays
  • The website content balance that works in the industry
  • The time involved for the owner when getting online
  • How you can avoid losing bookings to your competitors
  • The likely cost of getting a website developer involved in your project
  • What Web 3.0 is and how it will impact unique hospitality in the future

Contact Malcolm Freeman at Oxygen Graphics:

https://www.oxygengraphics.co.uk/

 

Contact Sarah Riley at The Glamping Business Academy:

https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/glamping-business-academy

 

Additional show notes can be found on Inspired Camping

https://www.inspiredcamping.com/category/podcast/