Glamping Interviews

The Glamping Show 2020. Glamping is on the rise.

Preparations for the Glamping Show 2020 are well underway with the event due to take place at NAEC Stoneleigh between the 17th and 19th of September. The Glamping Show remains the only dedicated event in the glamping sector and provides vital information on all the new products and trends in the industry.

The exhibitor list continues to grow, drawing from among the best companies in the industry. Discussing the cut-off date for exhibitors to sign up for the event, Karen Cooke, MD of The Glamping Show organisers: Swan Events, explains, “We do everything we can to ensure that the event is representative of the industry as a whole. We welcome any and all businesses that operate within the glamping sector. So, to any companies that want to sign up but fear they’ve missed the deadline, it’s never too late, give us a call.”

In compliance with the guidelines given by the government, every precaution is being taken to keep exhibitors and guests safe. The Glamping Show team has taken advice from all available sources and are confident of staging a successful and enjoyable event. A full list of health and safety preparations, which is frequently updated in response to continued Government guidance, can be found on the Glamping Show website.

Cooke adds, “The show will have to look very different, but safety is the key concern and the correct protocols will have to be put in place.  The important thing is, that we can get together again and have the chance to see and evaluate the latest products and services and reinforce the business relationships and friendships that have been so difficult during lockdown.”

The most notable change to this year’s show is that it will operate as a physical event (The Glamping Show Visit), onsite at NAEC Stoneleigh 17th-19th September, and also online as a virtual event (The Glamping Show Virtual) 17th– 30th of September.

“The Glamping Show” Visit will take place at the NAEC, and due to government guidance will be held entirely outdoors. The event will include over 60 leading brands and companies who will demonstrate their latest products, Meet the Experts – free 20-minute face to face meetings with experts and consultants, and full access to the virtual event.

“The Glamping Show Virtual” is for anyone who is not able to attend the live event, meaning they will still be able to participate and gain access to the valuable content and vital information that will help develop and expand their business. The online event will include the ability to browse more than 60 online and offline exhibitors, request information or a call back from exhibitors, access to online seminars including more than 40 speakers covering every aspect or running and growing a successful glamping business, and the Glamping Debate, an online panel debate, discussion and networking experience.

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Discussing these changes, Karen Cooke adds, “The changes we are making to the seminar programme and the addition of the online networking experience were initially implemented in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the more we get to grips with these new systems, the more we see that they are a great way to reach an even larger audience.”

2020 has been an incredibly challenging time for the hospitality industry which has been plagued with uncertainty and a lack of information. Now that the industry is reopening, glamping site operators are finding themselves in a more fortunate position than others in the sector. With quarantine restrictions being placed on a number of countries seen in Britain as holiday hot spots, many are making the decision to opt for a staycation as opposed to a holiday abroad.

On top of this, glamping sites are a lot better suited to imposing the new rules required by the government when compared to other hospitality sectors due to the fact that sites are often designed in such a way to promote seclusion and privacy. This means that social distancing is a lot more achievable.

Looking forward, there are still many uncertainties about further lockdowns and restrictions, but the glamping sector is far better placed than many to deal with these concerns. The Glamping Show provides the ability to get up to date with what’s been happening in the world of glamping; from new products, to vital information on how to bounce back and thrive after lockdown.

To find out more about The Glamping Show 2020 or to register for the event, visit the website at To enquire about stand space call Dan Wiseman on 07958 030785 or email .