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 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 and everything in-between, in 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 'Inspired Camping' and 'Inspired Courses'. Visit https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses for further support, advice and training and https://inspiredcamping.com/podcast for the episode show notes.
#054 The Future of Glamping, Experiential Tourism And Eco-Resorts with Sarah Dusek
Today I am speaking with Sarah Dusek of Under Canvas USA and Enygma Ventures, a purpose-driven business support fund and investment organisation. We talk about everything from glamping business news to investment success and current market updates.
I also asked Sarah what her view is of the glamping industry today and where she thinks it's going with experiential accommodation, boutique luxury services and new eco-resort offerings in the future.
Today’s episode is brought to you by The Start-Up And Grow Club https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club which offers an accelerator program and support group for those who want to set up their unique holiday rental, eco-resort or glamping businesses quickly.
More information about this episode:
Under Canvas® https://www.undercanvas.com/ Upscale Outdoor Accommodation, Glamping and Luxury Camping
Enygma Ventures https://www.enygmaventures.com/ A purpose-driven business support fund
The Glamping Academy https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/ Everything you need to start up and grow a retreat, unique holiday rental or glamping business
#053 Investment Success In The Glamping And Eco-Resort Industry
Today's episode is with Noelle Homsy from ENVI Lodges https://envilodges.com/ an award-winning founder listed in the 50 most influential hoteliers in the Middle East. We chat about the future of experiential tourism, eco-resorts and glamping, and her recent experience of raising significant investments. Noelle is a strategic thinker who knows how to avoid getting bogged down in the weeds when it comes to funding her ideas and in this episode, she shares insights and tips so others can do the same.
This episode is brought to you by The Start Up And Grow Club, https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club/ an accelerator program, community and support system for new hosts of unique holiday rentals, eco-resorts and glamping businesses.
You can contact Sarah Riley through the Glamping Academy http://glamping.academy/ and listen to more podcast episodes on Inspired Courses https://inspiredcourses.com/podcast
#052 Enhancing The Guest Experience With Digital Guest Books
How can you enhance the guest experience to keep them coming back for more without adding to the hosts' list of things to do? This can be achieved with automated guest onboarding and farewells that lead to satisfied guests who want to leave raving reviews and tell all their friends about your short-stay accommodation. These examples of best practices, using Digital Guest Books, are no longer just nice-to-do but are rapidly becoming expected by customers. So it's time to embrace new technology and join the pack leaders to promote your glamping business or unique accommodation. In this episode, Andy McNulty from TouchStay shows us how. To read more about Digital Guest Books - What they are and how you can set one up easily, click here for the blog https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/blog/guest-welcome-packs-digital-guestbooks-guest-experience-ideas
This episode is brought to you by the Glamping Academy and the Start Up And Grow Club www.glamping.academy www.inspiredcourses.com/club
#051 Wow Your Guests With These Six Best Practice Examples
As the hospitality, luxury resort and glamping industries increase in competitiveness so does the need to stand out from the crowd. This episode highlights six real-world examples and best practices that wow the guest by enhancing their experience so you can be inspired to do the same. This episode is brought to you by the Glamping Academy and the Start Up And Grow Club www.glamping.academy www.inspiredcourses.com/club
#050 What can glamping business and eco-resort owners learn from the hotel industry?
It's great to be a pioneer but it can be hard work starting from scratch. Instead, learning quickly from pioneers who have gone before us can save time and money while figuring out what works. This is why we have so much to gain by paying attention to the hotel model and applying it to the modern world of glamping, luxury camping, eco-resorts, unique holiday rentals and serviced accommodation.
Todd Wynne-Parry has 30 years of hotel development experience, having held senior leadership positions at several major hotel brands and most recently AutoCamp and Two Roads Hospitality, and shares his insights on the podcast today.
Todd was instrumental in the development efforts for IHG, Starwood and Marriott in the Asia Pacific region and for Two Roads Hospitality globally. He began his career as a hotel consultant in the San Diego office of Laventhol & Horwath, the predecessor to Horwath HTL. He is now Managing Director of Horwath HTL and leads the Outdoor Hospitality practice for North America. Horwath HTL is the largest independent hospitality consultancy with 52 offices worldwide.
Contact Sarah here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/
Contact Todd here: https://horwathhtl.com/services/outdoor-hospitality-advisory/
Show notes: https://inspiredcamping.com/050
#049 Eco Resorts And The Conscious Traveller
Eco-resort development is encouraging everyone to think bigger in terms of sustainability and business. So what is best practice when it comes to setting up eco-resorts and how can hosts, who have hundreds of ideas when it comes to setting up their business, how can they sense check their eco-resort ideas?
In this episode, I speak with Steph Curtis-Raleigh who is the Publisher of International Glamping Business Magazine and co-organiser of The Eco-Resort Network who shares what an eco-resort is and how it shares its DNA with glamping. For more episodes go to https://inspiredcourses.com/podcast Contact Steph here https://www.glampingbusiness.com/
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Thanks for creating the podcast, I am up to episode 16 and have learnt so much already and gained the confidence to start the dream which is quickly becoming a reality.
More research please.... working on a business plan and each site is unique and comes with its own challenges! Using fellow podcasts like yours, Instagram, etc to gain more knowledge. Thank you
If you have a dream and don’t know how to put it into practice this is for you.
I already have a plan and ideas of what I want to achieve but 2 episodes in and already this has made the creative ideas flow even more... you really do have to have the passion to make it work and Sarah explains this beautifully.