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#043 Eco-Tourism And Eco-Business In Action

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With memories of fewer aeroplanes and clear skies, less traffic on the roads, and lower pollution during lockdown firmly in our minds, the desire of tourists to make different choices about how they spend their holiday time is starting to emerge. Show notes: https://inspiredcamping.com/043

This is great news for eco-accommodation and glamping businesses as the industry is enjoying a surge of staycation bookings and increasing interest from investors who are looking at diversifying their portfolios into more sustainable projects.

But what about the perspective of the glamping business owner? What benefit is it to them to increase their environmental awareness, lighten their carbon footprint and strengthen the environmental ethos at the core of their business?

This episode is about the journey of business owners Jo and Ben of Devon Dens, and how they've taken the concerns of their community seriously and demonstrated eco-tourism in action.

This episode is about inspiring people to live differently, setting the right expectations for the guest, never deviating from your own core values, trusting your instincts, implementing as much off-grid infrastructure to make a difference, and yet staying as user-friendly as possible.

Jo and Sarah talk about water saving, solar PV systems, and off-grid technology, reed bed systems for greywater, edible hedging, wildlife support, taking the time to connect with slow travel principles, and how you can have robust eco-credentials whilst also running a business.

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  • The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals podcast

    #043 Eco-Tourism And Eco-Business In Action

    37:07

    With memories of fewer aeroplanes and clear skies, less traffic on the roads, and lower pollution during lockdown firmly in our minds, the desire of tourists to make different choices about how they spend their holiday time is starting to emerge. Show notes: https://inspiredcamping.com/043 This is great news for eco-accommodation and glamping businesses as the industry is enjoying a surge of staycation bookings and increasing interest from investors who are looking at diversifying their portfolios into more sustainable projects. But what about the perspective of the glamping business owner? What benefit is it to them to increase their environmental awareness, lighten their carbon footprint and strengthen the environmental ethos at the core of their business? This episode is about the journey of business owners Jo and Ben of Devon Dens, and how they've taken the concerns of their community seriously and demonstrated eco-tourism in action. This episode is about inspiring people to live differently, setting the right expectations for the guest, never deviating from your own core values, trusting your instincts, implementing as much off-grid infrastructure to make a difference, and yet staying as user-friendly as possible. Jo and Sarah talk about water saving, solar PV systems, and off-grid technology, reed bed systems for greywater, edible hedging, wildlife support, taking the time to connect with slow travel principles, and how you can have robust eco-credentials whilst also running a business.
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    #042 Generating Powerful Publicity For Your Glamping Business Or Eco-Accommodation

    43:58

    The Media is a complicated beast, but there are ways you can tame it and make it work for you if you know how, and the best bit is that anyone can do it and it takes much less time than you think https://inspiredcourses.com/publicity
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    #041 Professionalise your glamping business or unique holiday rental with real examples of what works in this industry

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    Taking action using the lessons learnt over the last year to professionalize our services, connect to our audience and convert them into guests who give us rave reviews. Show notes: https://inspiredcamping.com/041 PERFECTLY PLANNED AND PROFITABLE RETREATS MASTERCLASS Fill your events and grow your business, even without a large email list or social media following. This masterclass with myself and industry experts will give you everything you need to confidently set up and publicise successful retreats and generate loyal fans, launch a new business, jump ahead of the competition and grow your business DATE: THURSDAY 10 JUNE 2021 TIME: 12PM-4PM BST / GMT+1 https://inspiredcourses.com/retreats POWERFUL PUBLICITY MEDIA MASTERCLASS A step-by-step guide to attracting more media attention to boost your guest bookings even if you are not comfortable being in the spotlight. This live and intimate Masterclass with myself and guest experts will help build your confidence and skills to know exactly how and when to pitch to the media to boost your reputation and attract more guests, even if you don't like being in the spotlight. DATE: THURSDAY 24 JUNE 2021 TIME: 12PM-4PM BST / GMT+1 https://inspiredcourses.com/publicity 
 GET FULLY BOOKED USING THE POWER OF FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM ADS Demystifying the process used to attract new customers for your short-stay vacation rental, glamping business, eco-resort, boutique hotel, bed and breakfast or holiday cottage using Facebook® and Instagram adverts. FREE Facebook and Instagram Ads Inspirational Training (3-part series) https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/facebook-ad-training Full Training for Facebook And Instagram Ads that work within the glamping and unique hospitality industry. https://inspiredcourses.com/facebook-ads  
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    #040 Starting A Glamping Business With Inner Circle Secrets And Time With The Experts

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    So often we don't know where to start with our dream eco-accommodation or glamping business. Whether it's treehouses, bubble tents, domes, yurts or tipi, there are always challenges along the way and precious few people who are willing to share their knowledge and advice. If you've experienced this frustration then this free Q&A session is for you. With industry experts and multiple business owners Sarah Riley and Kerry Roy, your opportunity to get some valuable inspiration, support and your questions answered will soon be kicking off. Sign up here: https://inspiredcourses.com/glampingstartup In this podcast episode, we talk about what you can expect from this invitation-only event. If you want to attend, please sign up beforehand to get access to the recording if you can't make the live event.  About Sarah Riley Sarah Riley is a unique holiday rental expert and has been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship for over 20 years by helping thousands of students design their dream eco-accommodation business and the lifestyle they want. Think treehouses, bubble tents, domes, yurts and tipis and you’ll get the idea. As a certified Performance Coach and CEO of Inspired Courses, she uses her experience to help others move to the next level in business and life. Her coaching programs help launch ideas quickly, start earning immediately and get ahead of the competition, without sacrificing life goals or the environment. She has been featured by The Daily Mail, Eventbrite and Metro, and is the host of her own podcast ‘The Business of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals’. She also leads one of the largest business communities in the industry and is invited to travel the world to talk on these topics. About Kerry Roy Kerry is a retreat, wellness and festival organiser and the visionary behind Camp Katur in Yorkshire and Cerchio Del Desiderio in Italy. Both business models use a variety of glamping structures on her own property and by working in partnership with landowners. Kerry’s award-winning site at The Camphill Estate offers weddings, wellness, corporate and team building events. She was also the first to introduce Geodome Glamping into Italy as a solo female entrepreneur with zero language skills! As a trained Yogi organising various Wellness retreats at Cerchio Del Desiderio Glamping Retreat she draws on her experiences of organising an annual VW camper-van festival for 5000 guests. Now with several TV appearances under her belt and as an influential speaker Kerry enjoys promoting and supporting the glamping industry whenever she can.
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    Glamping industry trends growth rate data statistics and size

    23:50

    What's been happening in the glamping industry over the past year and what are the data statistics and numbers saying about the size, trends and growth rates of the glamping business market and the impact of the pandemic? This episode of the podcast is essential listening for anyone wanting to enter the industry or who are already operating within it. It will give you an experts overview of some of the key industry shifts, including changes to guest booking behaviour. Links mentioned: The Glamping Business Start-up Guide https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/glamping-business-start-up-guide The Start Up And Grow Club Accelerator Program https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/club Powerful Publicity Workshop https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/powerful-publicity Guest Booking Success Masterclass https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/marketing-masterclass Connect with Sarah Riley: https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/about Show notes https://inspiredcamping.com/039 Tourism Turnaround https://www.inspiredcoursesvip.com/blog/glamping-consultant-sarah-riley-highlights-a-tourism-turnaround
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    Vital Start-Up Advice For Leisure, Tourism and Eco Resort Owners

    45:29

    In this episode, I have a conversation with Kathleen Walsh from Advanced Outdoor Solutions about land choice, site profitability and sustainable ecotourism. Shownotes https://inspiredcamping.com/038
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    The Guest Perspective Of Glamping During 2020

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    Anne and Mike Howard are on the worlds longest honeymoon. Recently they found themselves in a closed-down Europe during a pandemic so we had a chat about their recent glamping experiences across 3 different countries and 14 different camps during a very challenging year https://inspiredcamping.com/037
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    The Human Touch To Connecting With Guests Using Automation

    44:36

    Learning from best practice in the glamping industry during the health crisis and using new technology to lighten the load on short-stay hosts without losing the human element that our guests want and need https://inspiredcamping.com/036
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    Burnout in the hospitality sector, a glamping owners story

    50:39

    2020 has been a rollercoaster year and we're not out of the woods yet. So what happens when we reach exhaustion and start to experience burnout? This is one owner's story and the steps she took to overcome it https://inspiredcamping.com/035
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    Finding Land And Achieving Planning or Zoning Quickly For Your Glamping Business

    24:07

    Two of the biggest barriers to setting up a unique holiday rental or glamping business is finding the land and achieving the planning or zoning permissions. So what if you could avoid these issues and set up your project with ease? https://inspiredcamping.com/034

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