The trend of GLAMPING comes from Northern Europe and America, where travelers are looking for direct contact with nature, but also the comfort of a hotel.
Glamping in Italy is becoming more and more popular.
The word comes from a combination of ‘Glamorous' and’Camping’ and is the new frontier of outdoor vacations.
THE DEFINITION OF GLAMPING
According to the Oxford Dictionary, GLAMPING is “A form of camping involving accommodation and facilities more luxurious than those associated with traditional camping.”
The word was first used in the United Kingdom in 2005, but wasn’t added to the dictionary until 2016.
ECOTOURISM is defined by the Ecotourism Society Board of Directors as ‘Responsible travel to natural and cultural areas that conserves the environment and sustains the well being of local people’, and it is proving to be a very popular activity worldwide.
Key Principles Of Ecotourism
-Minimise the negative impact on nature and culture. -Help educate on the importance of conservation. -Interact with responsible businesses, which work to meet the needs of local environmental and conservation efforts. -Rely on infrastructure which has been developed in harmony with the local environment.
How Ecotourism and Glamping are a perfect fit
Key Reasons why GLAMPING is a low impact "Green Activity":
-It allows glampers to stay close to the outside environment and interact with nature around them.
-Accommodation is often using sustainable materials.
-Being in the middle of nature brings everyone closer to understanding and loving it.
-Depending on the type of glamping business, it can help consumers avoid pre-packaged and processed food products cutting down on the rubbish they generate, by allowing access to farm shops, small local shops, etc.