Most people are familiar with camping and slowly even more are becoming familiar with “glamping”. So what is glamping and is it really a word? First, glamping is in fact a word first added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016, as reported by Criddle, Cristina (2016-07-06). “Glamping, power couple and tl; dr among words added to Oxford English Dictionary”. The Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235
“Glamping is a portmanteau of ‘glamorous’ and ‘camping’, and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with “traditional” camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking the luxuries of hotel accommodation alongside ‘the escapism and adventure recreation of camping’.” Source: Wikipedia contributors. (2020, November 29). Glamping. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 09:45, January 6, 2021, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Glamping&oldid=991318225
According to glamping.com, “Glamping is where stunning nature meets modern luxury. Experiential travel is an authentic way to connect with nature. Together, the experience is about stepping off the beaten path, walking away from superficial tourist activities and embracing an immersive cultural environment. By pushing themselves out of their comfort zones, experiential travelers experience a shift in perspective that improves the way they connect with the world. This transformational style of travel will enrich a person’s life and, ultimately, leave an impression that lasts much longer than the journey itself.