Glamping Trend Leads Welsh Tourism

The new glamping trend, glamorous camping, sheds a new light to Welsh tourism.

With yurts, pods and domes dominating the tourism industry these glamping destinations are leading the way in terms of profit.

The yurts, pods and domes have the best comfort essentials such as heat and beds, while also bringing guests the best of the outdoors and the luxuries of a hotel room.

“Statistics from the 2013 Wales Visitor Survey showed 69% rated the natural environment, landscape, countryside and beach as the main factor in choosing their holiday destination,” states a Wales Online article.

In addition, more than 100 UK destinations that have added glamping accommodations are seeing a 15% increase in families stays at these sites.

Further growth is expected in building more glamping sites around the UK.

With the recent glamping phenomenon, many glamp site owners are seeing huge profits from the yurts, pods and domes with the demand to stay in them increasing.

Source: Wales Online, “Glamping’s yurts, pods and domes continue to lead way for Welsh tourism.”

Glamping Gets an Oscar Nod

Who needs a gold statue when you can go glamping?

Spoiler Alert: Reese Witherspoon did not go glamping in the Oscar-nominated hiking-camping-and-coming-of-age movie, Wild (but you should see it anyway). However, as a nominee, she and her fellow runners-up in the Best Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress, and Director categories, as well as host Neil Patrick Harris, received a six-figure swag bag, which includes a $12,500 USD seven-day glamping getaway.


The upscale wilderness experience pairing luxury camping with private chef-prepared meals and fine Napa Valley wines was offered to Oscar contenders such as Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Bradley Cooper, Steve Carell, and Benedict Cumberbatch so they could flee into the arms of nature and unwind after a busy award show season.


While nobody likes to lose, in this case, it pays to be in contention. TerraVelo Tours’ glitzy-come-outdoorsy escape takes Hollywood’s elite from the red carpet into the most awe-inspiring alcoves of Wyoming, California, and Utah. Here, guests are wooed with A-list amenities from plush memory-foam beds with Frette linens to a “transportable luxury bathroom” stocked with C.O. Bigelow toiletries and Turkish towels. Couple these frills with the option to surf, cycle, go hot air ballooning, or do sunrise yoga, and we’d like to put our name forward to be Bradley Cooper’s +1.

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This is not the first time Oscar has given a nod to glamping. Back in 2013, one of the presenter perks was an elephant safari and four-night stay for two at Abu (tented) Camp in Botswana, valued at $15,000 USD.

In case all this talk of upper crust camping is making you think it’s easy to insert a star-studded stay into Oscar bag territory, making the cut is no small task (read: near-impossible), which is why we’re ecstatic glamping is taking center stage.


Photo Credit: TerraVelo Tours

Glamping on Moreton Island

Glamping, a new global trend, offers outdoor enthusiasts an upgraded travel experience.

Moreton Island Adventures, located in Australia, has just announced the arrival of glamping at Castaways.

Moreton Island is considered Australia’s premier natural island destination.

The island’s features include, white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, freshwater lakes and lagoons.

The glamping accommodations on the island offer guests the best of camping with the amenities of a hotel.

The glamping at Castaways accommodates both couples and families in tents that are burrowed next to the melaleuca trees of the island with beaches just a walking distance away.

At Castaways, they also offer glampers meal packages and the use of campsite kitchen or the option to eat at on site restaurants if they choose not to cook their own meals.

Each tent on Moreton Island is furnished with a queen size bed and a private bathroom, the tents fit up 2-4 guest at a time.

While your stay, activities include day tours of the island, snorkeling off the beach or tobogganing.

Escape from the constraints of urban living and de-stress with an unforgettable glamping trip to Moreton Island.

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