The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

Sarah Riley: Glamping Business And Vacation Rental Success

The Business of Glamping and Unique Holiday Rentals, with Sarah Riley, covers exactly what it takes to build a successful vacation rental in the luxury camping and hospitality industry. With masterclasses, advice, interviews and inspirations to give you ideas and business tips to help you invest, plan and build your holiday retreat sites. This includes treehouses, canvas tents, geodesic domes, safari tents, yurts, architecturally designed structures, pods, tiny homes and everything in between, involving the experience-focused glamping business marketplace. In fact, in this niche serviced accommodation industry, the only limit is your imagination! Sarah Riley is the Founder of The Glamping Academy with Inspired Courses and Inspired Camping and has been a key figure in this industry since 2010. Visit https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses for further support, advice and training and https://inspiredcamping.com/podcast for the episode show notes and The Glamping Academy here http://glamping.academy/ read less
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#064 Bringing Sustainable Choices To The Tourism Industry, With Professor Dr. Willy Legrand And Sarah Riley
Sep 27 2023
#064 Bringing Sustainable Choices To The Tourism Industry, With Professor Dr. Willy Legrand And Sarah Riley
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 to influence the wider tourism industry. We also discussed: industry best practicesredefining eco-luxury in hospitalitygreenwashingreinvesting in nature If you are a trailblazer and have been involved in sustainable best practices in hospitality that you are proud of then Dr. Willy Legrand would like to hear from you. Please contact him through LinkedIn or his email below. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-willy-legrand/ Email: willy.legrand@iu.org With expert tips and advice, you can create a successful and profitable eco-accommodation glamping business that provides your customers with the perfect balance of luxury and nature and you with the perfect lifestyle business. Sarah Riley - The Glamping Academy Learn what it takes to launch a glamping business here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com Join the Start Up And Grow Club here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club Take part in the Masterclasses here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses Contact Sarah through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahrileyuk/ All show notes from the Glamping Business Podcast can be found here: https://www.inspiredcamping.com/category/podcast/
#63 Glamping Start-Up In Ukraine With Mala Richka
Jul 16 2023
#63 Glamping Start-Up In Ukraine With Mala Richka
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 into the luxury outdoor accommodation industry, then this is for you. With expert tips and advice, you can create a successful and profitable glamping business that provides your customers with the perfect balance of luxury and nature and you with the perfect lifestyle business. Learn what it takes to launch a glamping business here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/ Join the Start Up And Grow Club here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club Take part in the Masterclasses here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses Show notes from the Glamping Business Podcast: https://www.inspiredcamping.com/category/podcast/  Contact Ulyana and Andrii at Mama Richka: https://malarichka.com Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malarichka/related_profiles/ Find them on the map:  https://www.google.com.ua/maps/place/Mala+Richka,+Kempinh/@49.0898558,23.5074827,16z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x473a3b4174e6533f:0x82f0f40ad50d97cc!8m2!3d49.0912883!4d23.5096999!16s%2Fg%2F11pvbdw13j
#062 Lilypod Glamping: Creating An Extraordinary Guest Experience With Kyle Guyat
Jun 29 2023
#062 Lilypod Glamping: Creating An Extraordinary Guest Experience With Kyle Guyat
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 worth experiencing.  In this episode I speak with the Lilypods designer and builder about the highs and lows of creating such a unique space and how important it was to him to find such a stunning location and then develop something to gently on the environment. This episode is both inspirational and aspirational and demonstrates that you don't need to be neglectful of sustainable practices when designing something truly amazing in the genre of low carbon, ecologically responsible off-grid glamping. If you are thinking of visiting Lilypod, be quick before the secret gets out!  Lilypod Website: https://lilypod.uk/ Location: MR7R+VG Lewdown, Okehampton We provide these inspirations for free for your benefit so we would love to receive a positive review or comment in return, which really helps.  You can also subscribe to the podcast to receive notifications of all new episodes as soon as they go live. If you would like to speak with Sarah Riley then reach out via The Glamping Academy https://glamping.academy  hosted by https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/
#061 Glamping with a difference - Is this the future of travel?
May 16 2023
#061 Glamping with a difference - Is this the future of travel?
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 regenerative landscaping. Throughout his career, Louis has worked at the cutting edge of green building and landscaping projects including the pioneering Farm to Fork treetop restaurant at Soneva Fushi, the Treetop Dining Pod at Soneva Kiri and the innovative bamboo treehouses at Playa Viva. In this episode, we talk about the future of experiential travel, sustainability by design, how to develop a community-enhancing regenerative approach and how unique structures are key to attracting the attention of the right type of guest for unique hospitality resorts.  We also touch on the wellness travel trend, designing the needs of guests into the core of a unique offer and how social media influences all of this. Finally, we discussed what glamping has that helps it stand out from the bigger hotels and resorts to help it survive the growing competition in the marketplace. Contact: Louis Thompson here: https://nomadicresorts.com/ Sarah Riley here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/ For more about this podcast and how to take part visit here:  https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/glamping-business-podcast
#060 Glamping Retreats, Eco-Resort Events And Industry Vitals
Apr 26 2023
#060 Glamping Retreats, Eco-Resort Events And Industry Vitals
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 yearThe most important part of glamping that some owners miss todayIndustry insights from a serial glamping business owner and TV starWhat it's really like to start a glamping business on rented landHer tips for starting a glamping business in a foreign country without even knowing the local languageHow this style of hospitality can be a retirement plan and a passive income if managed rightWhy location, location, location is still number 1 for attracting repeat guestsAnd how to price your offering competitively in the market at the moment Learn from one of the most established glamping business entrepreneurs in the industry at these events.   The Glamping Business Start Up And Grow Retreat - 16-20 October Click here to spend 5 days with Kerry Roy and Sarah Riley helping you build your business in person: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/italy-retreat   Eco-Resort Network - Montenegro 24-26 May Enjoy your breakfast with an industry giant like Sarah Dusek, Founder of Under Canvas and Bill Bensley, Founder of Bensley Hotel Designs at The Eco-Resort Network in Montenegro. We have been able to negotiate a 25% discount on a delegate pass and money off your hotel booking https://www.ecoresort.network/ Use coupon:  INSPIRED250 This will discount €250 from the delegate ticket price. You can also find the 15% hotel discount code and link through the organiser's website   See you there! Inspired Courses and The Glamping Academy
#058 Eco-travel demands in younger generations and impacts on the hospitality industry
Mar 18 2023
#058 Eco-travel demands in younger generations and impacts on the hospitality industry
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 Rachel onto the podcast to talk about her project and what it means for sustainability. The need for environmental elements to become a priority in hospitality design is clear, but which ones are best and how is it all being fueled by the rising eco-travel demands of the younger generations? This podcast episode has been supported by The Start Up And Grow Club and The Glamping Academy, hosted by Inspired Courses. For more information please visit: The Club: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club The Glamping Academy: https://glamping.academy/ Inspired Courses: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/ Rachel Bowers has kindly offered to share her research and you can contact her here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachelbowers/ If you found this episode helpful, we would love your review of this episode and particularly to give Rachel your thanks.  Looking forward to you joining me again soon. Sarah Riley - The Glamping Academy
#056 Does a glamping business really need a website to get bookings?
Feb 17 2023
#056 Does a glamping business really need a website to get bookings?
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 todayHow to get your website to do the hard work for youWhat elements must be included in a unique hospitality business website Why you shouldn't be relying on Facebook to promote your businessHow guests expect to book their glamping staysThe website content balance that works in the industryThe time involved for the owner when getting onlineHow you can avoid losing bookings to your competitorsThe likely cost of getting a website developer involved in your projectWhat 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/
#055 Farm Diversification With Meadow Field Luxury Glamping
Dec 8 2022
#055 Farm Diversification With Meadow Field Luxury Glamping
We've known for many years that farmers can use glamping to manage income fluctuations, but what is it really like to run this style of business alongside the demands of farming and does it really allow them to diversify their farm income? Meadow Field Luxury Glamping is situated in Harborough Magna, Rugby in Warwickshire. Jules Mold is passionate about providing a high-end service for her guests and has worked hard to deliver something she would enjoy, which for her is the litmus test to getting it right. After a challenging time during the pandemic and having to delay the launch of her business, she has refined it further and is now being invited to industry events to showcase what she has achieved. This episode #055 was filmed on-site at Meadow Field Luxury Glamping with Jules and is shared on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/inspiredcamping in this video https://youtu.be/RSwRZAnHLLY The interesting thing about glamping is how it’s attracting an entirely new group of customers into outdoor hospitality. Those who have never considered traditional camping are exploring the possibilities of glamping in comparison to bed and breakfast services. This is opening up new opportunities and prospects for farmers to get involved in this exciting tourist market. Contact Sarah here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/glamping-business-academy Visit Meadow Field Luxury Glamping: https://www.meadowfieldglamping.co.uk/ More reading: https://www.inspiredcamping.com/farmers-landowners-glamping-business-manage-income-fluctuations/ More from the podcast: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/glamping-business-podcast