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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 camping and 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, pods, tiny homes and everything in between, involving 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 The Glamping Academy with Inspired Courses and Inspired Camping and has been a key figure in this industry since 2010.
Visit https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses for further support, advice and training and
https://inspiredcamping.com/podcast for the episode show notes and The Glamping Academy here http://glamping.academy/

The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals Sarah Riley: Glamping Business And Vacation Rental Success

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

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 camping and 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, pods, tiny homes and everything in between, involving 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 The Glamping Academy with Inspired Courses and Inspired Camping and has been a key figure in this industry since 2010.
Visit https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses for further support, advice and training and
https://inspiredcamping.com/podcast for the episode show notes and The Glamping Academy here http://glamping.academy/

    #067 Glamping + Retreat Events: A Business Success Story From Laura of Welsummer Glamping

    #067 Glamping + Retreat Events: A Business Success Story From Laura of Welsummer Glamping

    Laura runs a glamping site tucked away amongst the trees in the heart of the beautiful countryside, amongst sunny meadows and shade-dappled woods. They have fully kitted-out canvas bell tents and handmade wooden cabins. So what made them want to launch a retreat events business alongside their existing glamping services? Is it profitable and how did they manage to sell out their retreat event spaces? Laura, from Welsummer Glamping, shares all this and more in this episode, which highlights the benefits of glamping stays + retreat events from a business owners point of view.
    Inspired Courses: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/
    Inspired Camping: https://www.inspiredcamping.com/
    Welsummer Glamping: https://welsummercamping.com/
     
     
     
     

    • 42 min
    #066 Glamping Investment Pitch in the Dragons Den with Derry Green of Secret Garden Glamping

    #066 Glamping Investment Pitch in the Dragons Den with Derry Green of Secret Garden Glamping

    Pitching to any investor is difficult but imagine being surrounded by TV cameras, studio lights and four dragon investors. That's another level! This is exactly what Derry Green of Secret Garden Glamping did when he pitched his idea on the Dragons Den (also known in the USA as Shark Tank).
    In this episode Derry shares how it came about, his results and how it all works behind the scenes. He also shares his top tips for attracting investment for any hospitality idea and what he hopes to achieve with his new project.
    This is an inspirational episode full of top tips from a seasoned glamping business owner running one of the most successful sites in the United Kingdom.
    For more information or to get in touch with Derry Green visit his website:
    https://www.thesecretgardenglamping.uk/
    To get in touch with Sarah Riley at the Glamping Academy hosted by Inspired Courses, visit
    https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/ 

    • 56 min
    #065 Guest Attraction Made Easy With A.I., Ben Kilner And Sarah Riley

    #065 Guest Attraction Made Easy With A.I., Ben Kilner And Sarah Riley

    How can you make your guest attraction marketing easier?
    Are there tools you can use and how does that work?
    Today I invite you into the brave new world of marketing with AI and using tools available to help you with guest attraction.
    This episode is perfect for anyone struggling to attract the customers they want and unable to find the time to make a difference to their numbers.
    To find out more about Ben Kilner and his current projects, go to https://benkilner.com
    To access his AI expertise, go to https://aiinbusiness.co
    We provide these inspirations for your benefit... for free... so we would love to receive a positive review or comment in return, which helps us smile and find the motivation to do more for you in return.
    You can subscribe to the podcast to receive notifications of all new episodes as soon as they go live.
    If you would like to speak with Sarah Riley then please reach out via:
    The Glamping Academy https://glamping.academy
    Or Inspired Courses https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/
    Thank you.
     

    • 59 min
    #064 Bringing Sustainable Choices To The Tourism Industry, With Professor Dr. Willy Legrand And Sarah Riley

    #064 Bringing Sustainable Choices To The Tourism Industry, With Professor Dr. Willy Legrand And Sarah Riley

    How can we build tourism businesses that are kinder and more regenerative to the environment, healthy to the worker, pleasing to the guest, engaging to the community and profitable to the owner?
    We don't operate in bubbles so we have to work together to create solutions that everyone will win from in the long term, including Mother Earth.
    In this optimistic sustainability conversation, Sarah Riley talked with Professor Dr. Willy Legrand about how the eco-resort, luxury camping and glamping industries can help strengthen the bond between the hospitality and nature and how it has the potential to influence the wider tourism industry. We also discussed:
    industry best practices redefining eco-luxury in hospitality greenwashing reinvesting in nature If you are a trailblazer and have been involved in sustainable best practices in hospitality that you are proud of then Dr. Willy Legrand would like to hear from you. Please contact him through LinkedIn or his email below.
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-willy-legrand/
    Email: willy.legrand@iu.org
    With expert tips and advice, you can create a successful and profitable eco-accommodation glamping business that provides your customers with the perfect balance of luxury and nature and you with the perfect lifestyle business.
    Sarah Riley - The Glamping Academy
    Learn what it takes to launch a glamping business here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com
    Join the Start Up And Grow Club here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club
    Take part in the Masterclasses here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses
    Contact Sarah through LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahrileyuk/
    All show notes from the Glamping Business Podcast can be found here: https://www.inspiredcamping.com/category/podcast/

    • 42 min
    #63 Glamping Start-Up In Ukraine With Mala Richka

    #63 Glamping Start-Up In Ukraine With Mala Richka

    What inspires a family to start a glamping business while their country is at war, they are faced with a pandemic and have 5 young children?
    We all deal with challenges in different ways. I know that when I’m struggling, all I need to do is listen to the inspirational stories of others to get motivated again.
    My mind was blown by what Ulyana and her husband Andrii have achieved in Ukraine, and despite all their challenges, they knew they were building more than a business. They were building a dream!
    So get ready to be inspired by the Mala Richka story!
    If you're ready to take the plunge into the luxury outdoor accommodation industry, then this is for you. With expert tips and advice, you can create a successful and profitable glamping business that provides your customers with the perfect balance of luxury and nature and you with the perfect lifestyle business.
    Learn what it takes to launch a glamping business here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/
    Join the Start Up And Grow Club here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club
    Take part in the Masterclasses here: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/masterclasses
    Show notes from the Glamping Business Podcast: https://www.inspiredcamping.com/category/podcast/ 
    Contact Ulyana and Andrii at Mama Richka: https://malarichka.com
    Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malarichka/related_profiles/
    Find them on the map: 
    https://www.google.com.ua/maps/place/Mala+Richka,+Kempinh/@49.0898558,23.5074827,16z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x473a3b4174e6533f:0x82f0f40ad50d97cc!8m2!3d49.0912883!4d23.5096999!16s%2Fg%2F11pvbdw13j

    • 46 min
    #062 Lilypod Glamping: Creating An Extraordinary Guest Experience With Kyle Guyat

    #062 Lilypod Glamping: Creating An Extraordinary Guest Experience With Kyle Guyat

    Lilypod Glamping is a unique floating sanctuary designed with love and handbuilt with passion in Devon UK. It is a unique stay inspired by nature using the natural wonder of timber. It is low carbon, off-grid short stay unique accommodation that uses natural materials to make an eco-tourism offering worth visiting.
    Nestled on a stunning lake at Alder Farm, hushed by mature deciduous trees on the border of Dartmoor. With local activities in abundance, ranging from spas to wild swimming, horse riding in the National Park, local farm shops, unique towns and awesome pubs, this is a glamping stay worth experiencing. 
    In this episode I speak with the Lilypods designer and builder about the highs and lows of creating such a unique space and how important it was to him to find such a stunning location and then develop something to gently on the environment.
    This episode is both inspirational and aspirational and demonstrates that you don't need to be neglectful of sustainable practices when designing something truly amazing in the genre of low carbon, ecologically responsible off-grid glamping.
    If you are thinking of visiting Lilypod, be quick before the secret gets out! 
    Lilypod Website: https://lilypod.uk/
    Location: MR7R+VG Lewdown, Okehampton
    We provide these inspirations for free for your benefit so we would love to receive a positive review or comment in return, which really helps. 
    You can also subscribe to the podcast to receive notifications of all new episodes as soon as they go live.
    If you would like to speak with Sarah Riley then reach out via The Glamping Academy https://glamping.academy  hosted by https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/ 
     

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

monkeymadness1981 ,

Thank you

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.

Jo - Kingfisher ,

Inspiring content

I often listen to this fab podcast whilst working on changeover days at our Glamping site, taking in so many inspiring ideas from fellow owners and other related experts. The stories from hosts around the world are so interesting and have led me to discover and connect with them on social media, spreading the Glamping business love! Thank you!

DanielShenburger ,

Utterly brilliant

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

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