Glamping holidays – questions and answers
“Our goal is to become the largest portal for glamping lovers around the world and share the fun of the next level camping.” Says Pepijn Niesten, co-founder of Bookaglamping.com. With over 100 luxury camping locations they seem to be well on the way. Bookaglamping.com offers off the grid glamping holidays and accommodations – varying from yurts to tipi’s – with a service level that can compete with a 5-star hotel. “Some of them even offer air conditioning and a hot-tub.”
Q: What is the deference between camping and glamping holidays?
A: “We believe that camping can be a glamorous experience, with all the benefits of a luxurious apartment or hotel. But most important is that the accommodations listed on our website offer still a true outdoor feeling. We connect to those who are looking for something more special”, says Niesten. “Yes, you may call it escapism from the ordinary.”
Q: Is glamping something completely new?
A: No. Don’t be fooled by the fact that glamping holidays have become increasingly popular in the last few years. The first records of ‘glamorous camping’ date back to the early 1900’s. In those times wealthy travellers roamed Europe and Africa where they used glamping-like accommodations.
The good thing is that this type of adventurous recreation is now not only something the rich and famous can afford. On the contrary: a lot of the semi-permanent glamping accommodations are very affordable and perfectly of family holidays.
Q: Wat are the benefits of glamping holidays?
When it comes to camping ‘traditional style’, there’s a good chance that you really love it. Or absolutely hate it. Bookaglamping tries to win the hearts and minds of the last group by offering a vast number of benefits.
Niesten: “An important issue for a lot of people is the fact that staying at a campsite can be a rather wet and muddy activity. The accommodations listed on our platform have a solid floor, generally made of wood. This gives a completely different feeling, and a more ‘homely’ atmosphere. Another important benefit is the size and height of the rentals. There’s no need to duck when walking through a yurt, dome, tipi or luxury hut. And of course the general level of luxury is so much higher.”
Q: Is glamping more expensive than traditional camping?
Apart from the many material advantages of glamping, there’s another huge benefit that appeals to many travellers: time. Niesten: “When you’re going on a traditional camping holiday, there’s a good chance that you loose two days. Simply by packing, unpacking and putting up your tent. And when going home it’s the same story in reverse. The loss of these valuable holiday days is history when booking a glamping accommodation. Just pack your suitcases, don’t worry about tents or caravans. This way you can start your holiday as soon as you arrive at one of our many great destinations!”
More information: Bookaglamping.com