What is Glamping?

What is Glamping?

Recently, a global trend has caught fire that offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgrade on rest and recreation. It's called glamping, a new word for a new kind of travel, defined as glamorous camping.  

When you're glamping, there's no tent to pitch, no sleeping bag to unroll, no "journey" to use a bathroom. Whether in a tent, yurt, airstream, pod, igloo, hut, villa, cabin, cube, teepee or treehouse, glamping is a way to experience the great outdoors without sacrificing luxury.

An Undeniable Trend

Glamping - a fusion of glamour and camping - emerged internationally and came across the Atlantic to North America over the last decade. Both independent properties and global hospitality brands have capitalized on an elevated demand for travelers of all ages who want to experience the positive aspects of camping without the "uncomfortable" negatives. Glamping pivots on a high level of service that focuses on the complete comfort of the guests. The amenities found at glamping destinations far exceed anything recreational campers’ experience.

One undeniable proof point for how much glamping is growing as a distinct category of tourism is the search volume for the keyword “glamping.”  Just a few years ago, online consumers were rarely doing searches (on Google and other search engines) for “glamping.”  In fact, “glamping" wasn’t even officially a word until 2006.  Today, several million searches are done every year, and Glamping.com is ranked number one on the search results for this popular keyword. 

Glamping.com charter members already include some of the finest glampsites in the world: Four Seasons Golden Triangle, Longitude 131, Clayoquot, Four Rivers Floating Lodge, Dunton Hot Springs and The Resort at Paws Up. Today, Glamping.com features nearly 1,000 glamping properties from all over the world in its distinguished collection.

Glamping.com - A Discerning Guide to Experiential Travel

Glamping.com inspires people to experience this new form of travel with some of the finest glamping destinations the world has to offer. Our goal is to guide our visitors through the myriad of available options to the destination that best fulfills their experiential travel wish list. Glamping.com is unique in that it has established a set of standards that properties must meet to be admitted into the collection - including a mandatory 4-star or higher rating on TripAdvisor.

Glamping.com is not only the source for the hottest glamping properties worldwide, but also the latest glamping trends in fashion, design and luxury lifestyle. Travelers looking to get off the beaten path without leaving the lap of luxury will start their search at Glamping.com.