Four Weeks and Counting until The Glamping Show
Swan Events and Holiday Parks Management are looking forward to welcoming a wide range of exhibitors to the inaugural Glamping Show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. From Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th September anyone planning or considering launching a Glamping site will be able to find all they need in just one place to lay the foundations for a successful business. The Show is completely dedicated to Glamping; an event many in the industry feel is long overdue as Glamping is believed to be the fastest growing holiday sector worldwide, with huge potential, especially here in the UK where ‘staycations’ and short breaks are on the increase.
This feeling is evident in the amount of support the Show has received since it was announced at the beginning of 2015, including official supporters such as Visit England the country’s national tourist board and a real powerhouse in global tourism, also welcoming NFAN, CLA, Stand Out Magazine, Farming Monthly, and Glamping guru, Kate Morel of Quality Unearthed, who has followed the progress of the Glamping phenomenon over the past few years and said:
“For those considering starting their own Glamping sites, the Glamping Show is right on cue. Glamping is not just a trend; it is a much needed unique experience that is here to stay.”
Exhibitors will be attending from all corners of the Glamping sector, not only from the UK but also from Europe and as far afield as the South Africa, and Europe showcasing everything from Glamping venues, hot tubs and other accessories through eco-toilets and technology to all types of Glamping structures.
Exhibitor, Leander Hobbs, founder of Deepee, said: “The timing is just right for an exhibition dedicated to the Glamping industry. As a new supplier to this sector it is a perfect showcase for us to launch ourselves into the market and the show has delivered even before the doors have opened. We are delighted to see that the publicity the event is generating is already paying dividends; we have acquired some potential new business as a direct result of our association with the show. We are really looking forward to the event and capitalising on this current momentum.”
Dobulous Plumegon will be giving away a ‘Deepee’ at the Show worth £6,000 , this in a shape of a large ‘Chocolate Orange’ as it is assembled in segments. http://theglampingshow.com/deepee-special-offer/Glampotel has also given ‘The Glamping Show’ an exclusive offer worth £50,000 to five lucky landowners, farmers, businesses. This offer is for the first five companies to sign up to Glampotel at the show http://theglampingshow.com/glampotel-special-offer/
In addition to an amazing array of exhibitors there will be a comprehensive seminar programme being run over the three days of the Show, which will provide new, and existing business owners, with a wealth of knowledge on how to launch, and run, a successful Glamping business. These seminars will cover everything from planning and funding, options and resources for fledgling business, the pitfalls and how to avoid them to how to engage social media successfully, the importance of good photography and how to find and train good staff plus everything in between.
All the speakers are experts in their field within the Glamping industry and the business community at large, which amongst others will include Sarah Riley of Inspired Camping discussing the options available for setting up a Glamping Business, Tom Dixon of Canopy and Stars who will be discussing market trends and the unique potential for treehouses, Bella Given of Longlands in Devon on the secrets to a successful Glamping business and Alex Joll of Results Marketing who will look at effective use of social media. In addition to the comprehensive line up of industry professionals the organisers are excited to welcome renowned TV presenter and upcycler, judge of ‘Amazing Spaces Shed Of The Year’ Max McMurdo, who will be getting creative and helping visitors to realise their dream! Jane Field-Lewis, who is a stylist, art director of George Clarke’s ‘Amazing Spaces’ Make sure Stoneleigh is a Glamping destination in your diary this September; The Glamping Show, Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 September. For more information visit www.theglampingshow.com or follow the Show on twitter @TheGlampingShow.