Camping traditionally takes place during peak season when the days are longer and warmer. But with glamping, increasing numbers of campsites are opening outside this short season to optimise their revenue stream. It takes a little work, but here are some useful tips that could help make the most of your rental season.
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Consumers lead increasingly hectic lives. They need to take time out to recharge their batteries and have a break – and not just during the summer. Across Europe from the Netherlands to the UK, Germany, France and beyond, people are choosing to take holidays outside peak season. In the Netherlands, for example, a number of campsites are extending their rental season because consumers want to get away from it all, regardless of the weather. Glamping offers cosy accommodation in a peaceful setting, where they can escape from work and the pressures of everyday life. Think about a safari tent with bathroom, for example.
One of the biggest trends in travel and tourism is the rise of short breaks. Instead of one long holiday, people are choosing two or three shorter ones, often closer to home. In 2018, for example, 5% more Dutch people chose a “staycation” than the year before. You can optimise your glamping rental season by offering weekend or short midweek breaks outside peak season.
Offer a lower rental rate during the off-peak season or perhaps offer three nights for the price of two to increase your bookings. Many people love getting out into the countryside during autumn, so make sure your accommodation is warm and cosy, wind and draft-free. Have a look at our infrared heating possibilities. And dress your safari tents in style with decorations, candles, autumn leaves and extra blankets and think about adding a fire pit.
When you are looking to buy glamping tents and start a glamping site, think about your Unique Selling Points (USPs). Are you close to the city or a local attraction? Or perhaps your site is in a beautiful natural setting? Make the most of what you have and ensure this information is on your website and your marketing material, so you can reach your target audience.
Let’s be honest. Nobody wants to camp if they are cold, so make sure you offer adequate heating – we can advise you on safe options like infrared heating. We can also supply an extra inner tent for your accommodation, which has an insulating effect. And, if you are closed during the winter months, then there is the option of covering your glamping tents with a green winter cover. It’s not necessary, but it will give your accommodation extra protection against harsh winter weather.