According to the 2021 North American Camping Report, close to half of the first-time campers said they tried glamping for the first time in 2020. As camping’s popularity continues to gain traction, so too does the popularity of glamping.
So what is glamping? Glamping can be defined as a camping experience that includes more services and a wider array of amenities, giving the camper a more upscale experience.
Glamping also involves staying in accommodations such as glamping tents, cabins, teepees, yurts, covered wagons, and even treehouses!
Of the first-time campers in 2021, 28% said they started their camping experiences in some type of glamping or unique accommodation; compared to just 11% of experienced campers and 14% of first-time campers in 2019.
Overall, it is estimated that over 4.7 million of the additional camping households in 2020 can be attributed to glamping. As its popularity rises, campgrounds across the country will look to better accommodate their patrons and enhance their level of service to create an exhilarating experience for the camper.