Camping is back in fashion. This activity has been experiencing a significant boom again since last year when the pandemic has started. Many people seek the connection with nature and want to go back to their roots or just escape cities when they are trapped due to many restrictions. Spending time in nature also includes the freedom of camping, which removes all limitations of a typical trip.
A trend that combines camping with the most excellent convenience has recently emerged. A journey into nature does not mean that you have to forego comfort as a camper. On the contrary, glamping (camping and glamour) offters many travel options and combines them to create a new holiday experience. The meeting of camping and glamour opens up completely new customer groups for providers.
Daily Breakfast in Your Tent
Switzerland is signalling the emergence of glamping. Numerous providers have created a wide variety of options for campers to enjoy their vacation to the fullest. For example, those accommodations include the pop-up tents at Laax. Here visitors can spend the night in comfortable cotton tents in summer. Those tents are located at an altitude of 2,000 meters directly on a lake. The locations also offer a spectacular view of the mountain panorama. But most importantly, breakfast is delivered directly to the tent in a box every day.
Wine, High Tech, and Gold
Accommodation in the vineyards of the Bündner Herrschaft is even more unusual. These are nothing more than substantial wine barrels. Glamping lovers can now spend their night where there used to be space for 8,000 litres of wine. You can book five such areas. There is, of course, a matching wine available for tasting. In contrast, in Les Gittes in the canton of Valais, they choose an entirely new concept. There the glamping pioneers rely on high-tech in connection with sustainability and untouched nature.
Wine, High Tech, and GoldThe so-called geodesic tents need as little as possible from mother nature. That applies to not only electricity but also heating and water. The White Pods offer a pellet stove and a spring water connection. All rooms have a viewing platform that provides a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva and the mountains all around. The owners run the resort ecologically. Guests can relax in their wellness area, which provides a Japanese bath and a Finnish sauna.
The luxury treehouse on Lake Murten is also high up. The windows have a reflective layer of gold, and the construction of the houses looks like a diamond and guarantees privacy for the glampers. But here, the chances of being observed are slim anyway as the luxury treehouse is in a private park. The resort also offers its guests their lake access with a private jetty and resting raft.
These examples from Switzerland show very clearly that there are the endless possibilities for glampers as of today. You do not have to forego amenities and luxury on a holiday and you can concentrate fully on the experience of nature while camping. Annoying work is no longer necessary, and the holiday becomes an all-around feel-good experience for the whole family.