We’re expecting glamping operators to have a good run as the economy opens up and Americans continue to deal with the Covid-10 pandemic these next couple of years. Why? Glamping provides physical distancing, natural ventilation, plenty of sunlight, its so different in a way that young travelers are seeking these days.
Glamping is in the early days of transition from a thoroughly mom-and-pop industry, to an accommodations sector that is beginning to see national operators. We expect this trend to continue as consumers continue to enjoy the unique settings that are available through these national operators, along with the implied operating standards of a national company.
Here are some of the new breed of glamping industry players:
|Adventure Alternative||www.adventurealternative.com||The travel company offers high quality adventure holidays including climbing expeditions, trekking holidays and wildlife safaris, school trips abroad and charity treks. Founded by British mountaineer Gavin Bate in 2001.|
|AndBeyond||www.andbeyond.com||Luxury experiential travel company, offering safaris and tours in Africa, Asia, and South America.|
|Aracari Travel||www.aracari.com||As it describes on its website, Aracari is the bridge that connects travelers with the spirit of magical places in Perú, Bolivia and Galapagos.
Aracari celebrates the roots and histories of these places making all dreams possible in an environment of respect for local cultures and the environment.
|Autocamp||www.autocamp.com||Accomodations featuring modern and luxurious 190-SF Airstream units, in a camping sensibility evoking the great American road trip. The Airstreams are manufactured for this purpose by Thor Industries Inc.|
|Bouteco Travel||www.bouteco.co||An eco-travel website, Bouteco helps hotel lovers find the best boutique eco hotels.|
|Collective Retreats||www.collectiveretreats.com||Each retreat is located in an iconic destination and features luxury outdoor accommodations, exceptional culinary experiences, and genuine hospitality.|
|Cool Camping UK||www.coolcamping.com||Booking website. A hand-picked selection of outstanding tent-oriented campsites. The series now includes Wales, Scotland, France, Europe, Britain, Cool Camping: Kids, the Cool Camping Cookbook and the Cool Camping Guide to Festivals!|
|Earthchangers||www.earth-changers.com||According to its website, the company allows its guests to experience unique life-changing purpose travel for sustainable development, ecotourism and responsible travel.|
|Eco-Retreats Wales||www.ecoretreats.co.uk||The company offers five unique glamping accommodations spread out over 50 acres, part of a 1,300-acre organic farm. Each unit is situated its own secluded area with private outdoor wood-fired bath and bathroom, and campfire area.|
|EXP Journeys||www.expjourneys.com||EXP has developed an exclusive luxury camping program at remote sites throughout the national parks region in the U.S.|
|Glampsites||www.glampsites.com||Booking website. For the UK and France.|
|Green Globe||www.greenglobe.com||The Green Globe certification is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners.|
|Green Key Global||www.greenkey.global||Created for use by the lodging industry, Green Key Global offers an Eco-Rating Program to evaluate properties on an environmental, economic, and social level.|
|Hipcamp||www.hipcamp.com||Booking website. A kind of Airbnb for campers, property owners rent through the website. Headquartered in San Francisco.|
|Intrepid Travel||www.intrepidtravel.com||Intrepid actively work with communities and a range of local partners to support the development of new experiences in destinations that otherwise wouldn’t see the benefits of tourism.|
|Kind Traveler||www.kindtraveler.com||A hotel booking platform with a socially conscious sensibility, for destinations in the U.S. and select additional countries.|
|Kynder Travel||www.kynder.net||Kynder describes itself as the first eco-conscious travel platform spotlighting unique hospitality establishments with sustainable and fair labor practices.|
|Luxury Frontiers||www.luxury-frontiers.com||Designer of unique glamping facilities, on a worldwide basis.|
|Paper Bark Camp||www.paperbarkcamp.com.au||A tented bush camp in Jervis Bay, in New South Wales, Australia.|
|Quality Unearthed||www.qualityunearthed.co.uk||Booking website. Q/U has handpicked the best alternative abodes in the UK from treehouses, yurts, wagons, cabins, Gypsy caravans and more for memorable vacation stays.|
|Responsible Travel||www.responsibletravel.com||An online travel agency and publisher, founded 2001. Holidays are screened for their compliance with environmental, social and economic criteria with an emphasis on grassroot initiatives and local providers.|
|Rickshaw Travel||www.rickshawtravel.co.uk||Rickshaw specializes in flexible, independent travel experiences that you can piece together to build your own personalized holiday.|
|Steppes Travel||www.steppestravel.com||Offers a unique collection of travel adventures throughout the world.|
|TentRR||www.tentrr.com||Tentrr provides a network of individual campsites with a standardized raised-platform and canvas tent with air bed situated on private land. each site an average of 12 acres.|
|Terra Glamping||www.terraglamping.com||Successor company to TerraVelo Tours, now offering Terra Glamping experiences in several U.S. destinations.|
|The Resort at Paws Up||www.pawsup.com||Among the larger glamping destinations, with 30 luxury glamping tents in Greenough, Montana.|
|Under Canvas||www.undercanvas.com||One of the early glamping developers, Under Canvas typically locates its “safari camps” adjacent to national parks. The featured tent accommodations are made of wood and canvas for particular aesthetic purposes. In December 2018, KSL Capital Partners announced a "substantial investment" in Under Canvas, although financial terms of the deal were not announced publicly.|
|Undiscovered Mountains||www.undiscoveredmountains.com||Travel company focused on mountain adventures.|
Glamping Operators, Eco Tours & Booking WebsitesList of "eco lodge," glamping operators, and eco-conscious luxury travel company active regionally or nationally. StoneCreek Partners LLC