There’s absolutely no denying that glamping is the in thing to do just now. Everyone is doing it, from the teenagers in the family to Mary from the office. It is the most popular way to stay in 2019 but this poses the question, is glamping a phase? Or is it here to stay?
What is Glamping?
Glamping is an amalgamation of two words – glamorous and camping. So by definition, glamping is glamorous camping. It is for those who like the outdoors but also like the comfort of their own home or a hotel room. The glamping phase has grown from this.
Glamping pods are generally made out of wood and range widely in finish internally. Some pods have only the basics, shelter and a wooden bed where you have to take your own linen. What is now more common is pods that are like hotel rooms (or better). They include showers and toilets, double beds, sofa beds, smart TVs, Amazon Alexas… the list goes on. This means that glamping (at its various levels) appeals to almost any person as it offers a wide spectrum of choice.
Why is Glamping so Popular?
So we previously discussed that everyone and their dog is going glamping these days. Literally and their dog. A lot of glamping sites welcome dogs and this could play a part in it being so popular.
As mentioned there is a wide range of standard available with glamping pods meaning they really cater for everyone. A lot of pods are well insulated and heated meaning they can be used year-round. This allows site owners to spend a little more money on the site itself as they know they will have a higher occupancy than the likes of a caravan. This, in turn, attracts more customers. This is pretty much the opposite of a vicious circle, whatever that is.
To begin with, glamping sites were generally situated near places of interest, nice beaches or hills. This attracted a lot of people to them. This grew the popularity of glamping and now people go glamping for the sake of glamping, rather than the location. There are a number of glamping sites with nothing around them that are still busy, as glamping is now the attraction. Again, the opposite of a vicious circle. Is glamping a phase? We don’t think so.
When did Glamping Become Popular?
According to Google Trend data, Glamping first became a noticed search term in 2007 before becoming pretty popular in 2013. Ever since it has gone in an upwards trend with seasonal variation. That being said, winter is around 50% of summer searches, meaning it is still pretty popular even then. This glamping phase has quite a lot of stamina….
Where Will the Glamping Phase End?
Well going by the Google Trend data, the sky is the limit for glamping. It is clear to see that the popularity is growing year on year and there’s nothing to suggest that it’s going to stop anytime soon. At the time of writing, glamping is the most popular it has ever been. This clearly answers the question this article is about. Is glamping a phase or is it here to stay? It’s safe to say that it is far from a phase and in fact, it is only going to grow from here onwards!
With the UK and Ireland being the most popular places for searching ‘Glamping’ on Google in the world, there has never been a better time to jump on the glamping ‘bandwagon’ as it is quickly turning into a steamtrain!