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MacLeod, Nicola ORCID: 0000-0001-7504-2270 (2017) Glamping. In: Lowry, Linda L., (ed.) The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism. SAGE Publications, Inc. ISBN 978-1483368948

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The experience of comfortable camping has been around for hundreds of years but the term glamping which denotes a new interest in glamorous forms of camping has only been in circulation since 2005. The term embraces all types of semi-permanent camping structures from tents to Romany caravans and the glamper enjoys all the facilities of home with beds, linens, carpets, heating, lighting and catering facilities. A plethora of businesses have now appeared offering glamping holidays and glamping-themed equipment is offered by many retailers. It is a high-profile activity but the numbers of actual glampers is small compared to mainstream camping. However as the trend for staycations close to home continues and as people increasingly seek out novel and nostalgic retreats from the pressures of life, glamping seems to have a strong future.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: glamping, glamorous camping
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 16:04

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