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Glampitect's 2023 in Review

Glampitect's 2023 in Review

As we bid farewell to 2023, let's reflect on popular glamping trends, how they can make your glamping site more successful, and join us as we take a stroll down memory lane to revisit our achievements as we set our sights on the exciting year ahead!

In this article we discuss:

2023 Glamping Trends

What has become popular with clients and councils?

Biodiversity Net Gain


To address biodiversity loss, councils are promoting biodiversity net gain strategies (BNG). These involve creating or enhancing natural habitats to counteract the negative effects of development on the land.

In England, BNG requires developers to demonstrate a 10% increase in biodiversity levels as a result of their projects, creating more or better quality natural habitats than before. Strategies can include creating new habitats on-site or restoring degraded areas nearby, and purchasing biodiversity credits when needed.

For full information about Biodiversity Net Gain, follow this link here.

What USPs and amenities are common for Glamping Sites?

Popular unique selling points and amenities include the following highlights. These amenities are great indicators for what glamping guests look for when choosing glamping destinations:

Hot Tubs

Glamping Pod Hot Tub

Hot tubs at glamping sites offer a magical and indulgent experience, surrounded by nature, providing relaxation, tranquillity, and a focal point for socialising. Enjoyed year-round with cosy robes and warm towels, they add an extra layer of luxury to any glamping getaway. Consider adding a hot tub to create an unforgettable experience for your guests.


NC500 Pods Sauna Outside

Glamping sites with saunas offer a unique escape for guests. The warm and inviting atmosphere, enhanced by the gentle scent of essential oils, allows guests to disconnect from everyday stresses and truly relax. Whether it's a traditional Finnish sauna, a steam sauna, or an infrared sauna, this amenity elevates the glamping experience and leaves guests wanting more.

Attractive Usable Outdoor Space

Outside Seating Area AvantGlamp

Glamping sites with attractive and practical outdoor spaces create a welcoming environment for guests to relax and socialise. From landscaped seating areas to well-equipped amenities, these spaces enhance the overall guest experience. Thoughtful lighting adds to the ambiance, creating a magical atmosphere. By prioritising nature, aesthetics, and functionality, glamping sites offer a haven for guests to unwind, connect with nature, and make lasting memories.

Fire pits

Outside Seating Area NC500 Pods

Adding fire pits to your glamping site enhances the overall experience for guests, creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere. Fire pits provide a focal point for socialisation and allow guests to gather around and enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a crackling fire, adding a touch of magic to any glamping getaway and creating lasting memories. They enhance the overall appeal and create a memorable experience for your guests, adding charm and cosiness to any glamping adventure.


Glamping BBQ

BBQs are a great addition to glamping sites, providing guests with the opportunity to enjoy outdoor meals in a unique and picturesque setting. They encourage socialisation and bonding among guests, create a sense of community, and offer convenience and flexibility. By incorporating a BBQ into your glamping site, you enhance the overall appeal and create a memorable experience for your guests.

Seating Areas

Seating Area NC500 Pods

Seating areas are a valuable addition to your glamping site, providing a comfortable space for guests to relax and socialise. Whether it's a cosy corner with benches, chairs around a fire pit, or a deck with lounge chairs, these areas allow guests to connect with nature and each other. They foster a sense of community and create lasting memories. By incorporating well-designed seating areas, you enhance the guest experience and promote a true connection with nature and each other.

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Glampitect’s year in 2023

Glampitect Team at Glamping Show 2023

How many approvals have we carried through?

We're pleased to have reached 100 approved glamping sites this year!

We are so proud of our team for reaching this milestone and pleased that we can help passionate glamping business starters realise their dream.

You can find out more by reading this article with live glamping sites: 100 Approved Glamping Sites

Meeting clients in person at Events and Trade shows

This year, we went above and beyond to make a lasting impression at our events and trade shows because we love showcasing and letting clients experience the pods first-hand. 

Pod Factory BBQ

During the summer we hosted a BBQ and Pod Open Day at Pod Factory. It was a huge success, with a great turnout.

We showcased five stunning glamping pods, providing valuable inspiration for visitors. Guests explored the pods and enjoyed the complimentary BBQ and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere.

Check out the video of the BBQ Open Day below:

The Glamping Show 2023

Taking place at the NAEC, we showcased our premium pods at the Glamping Show, capturing visitors' attention with our luxury units.

We also had the opportunity to engage with our clients and provide valuable advice on starting a successful glamping business, reinforcing our commitment to supporting our clients.

Erin Glampitect Designer Glamping Show 2023

Farm Innovation Show

Our Super Premium Bespoke Pod was a star attraction at the Farm Business Innovation Show, drawing overwhelming interest with its stunning design, appealing features and luxurious facilities.

Glampitect at the Farm Business Innovation Show 2023

This event's success reinforced our reputation as glamping industry leaders and we're excited to continue pushing the boundaries of glamping innovation in 2024 - Read more about this glamping pod here.

Join us at future events and trade shows!

Matt Black Bath Master Bedroom

Are you interested in coming along to the next one? We enjoy connecting with clients, showcasing our expertise, and displaying our beautiful glamping pods.

Register below and stay tuned for updates on upcoming events and exhibitions as we continue to grow and help individuals create their dream glamping sites.

Glampitect merging with Pod Factory and AvantGlamp

The Glampitect Group has made a significant move in the glamping industry by announcing their merger with Pod Factory and AvantGlamp.

This exciting partnership brings together three leading companies in the glamping sector to create a powerhouse offering a range of glamping services and solutions!

Pod Factory - Manufacturing Luxury Pod Units

Luxurious Glamping Pod Pod Factory

Pod Factory, known for manufacturing luxury pod units, brings their expertise in crafting high-quality and innovative glamping accommodations.

Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility ensures that each pod is built to the highest standards, with attention to detail and a focus on delivering a luxurious and comfortable experience for guests.

Explore the Pod Brochure here

AvantGlamp - Pushing Boundaries in the Glamping Tourism Industry

AvantGlamp NEC Daytime Lakeside and Glamping Pods

AvantGlamp, on the other hand, is renowned for pushing the boundaries in the glamping tourism industry. With their expertise in creating unique and immersive glamping experiences, they have become a trusted name in the industry. Their innovative designs and creative approach have set them apart.

To learn more about how AvantGlamp can manage your site, click here

Glampitect - Glamping Design & Planning Consultancy

Glampitect CEO Calum MacLeod

As a glamping design and planning consultancy, we bring our wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. With our team of experts, we provide comprehensive services to help clients bring their glamping dreams to life.

From concept development to site planning and design, we ensure that each glamping site is tailored to the client's vision and meets the highest standards of quality and sustainability.

Book a meeting with our team now

Our Objective

By merging these three Glamping industry players, the Glampitect Group aims to revolutionise the glamping industry and provide clients with a one-stop-shop for all their glamping needs.

Whether it's designing and planning a new glamping site with us, Glampitect, manufacturing luxury pod units with Pod Factory, or creating unforgettable glamping experiences with AvantGlamp, the Glampitect Group is now poised to deliver exceptional results.

Growth and development inside the team

Here at Glampitect we support personal development and growth within the team, this is why this year, we have promoted the following members for their hard work, dedication and commitment to help our clients succeed in their Glamping dreams:

Xanthe Davies, Senior Designer


Xanthe's journey at Glampitect began in August 2022, bringing her unique perspective from the humanitarian sector. As a part II qualified architectural designer, her unparalleled attention to detail ensures visually stunning and functional glamping pod and site designs.

Xanthe's natural talent for problem-solving and innovative thinking pushes the boundaries of glamping architecture. Her dedication to exceeding client expectations has earned her a promotion to Senior Designer.

We are proud to have Xanthe in our team and we look forward to her continued impact in the glamping industry. Congratulations Xanthe on a well-deserved promotion!

Jennifer Ballantyne, Business Support Manager

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Jennifer, who joined Glampitect as a Business Support Assistant in October 2022, has now been promoted to the role of Business Support Manager.

With an Honours Degree in Psychology and 20 years of customer service experience, Jennifer's dedication, organisational abilities, and friendly persona have made her a valuable asset to the team and clients.

Congratulations to Jennifer on a promotion well earned!

Toni Armour, Senior Designer

Toni Armour Senior Designer

Toni, a talented designer with a degree in Interior and Spatial design, joined Glampitect in 2021.

She quickly became an integral part of the team, using her keen eye for detail and creativity to bring clients' glamping site ideas to life. Due to her outstanding skills and dedication to achieving the highest standards, Toni has been promoted to Senior Designer.

Congratulations, Toni!

Erin Clarkson, Senior Designer

Erin Clarkson Senior Designer

Erin joined Glampitect in October 2021 as a Designer, quickly becoming a valuable member of the team with her expertise in experiential design.

Her promotion to Senior Designer is a testament to her exceptional talent and commitment to glamping design excellence. In her new role, Erin will continue to push the boundaries of Glamping site design and help create unforgettable glamping experiences.

Well done Erin on her well earned promotion!

What’s in store for 2024?

More glamping sites and approvals

As Glamping maintains momentum in the UK and across the world, we are confident in our expertise to support our clients in building their own glamping sites.

Worldwide Glamping Growth

The glamping industry has seen remarkable growth, reaching a global market size of USD 2.73 billion in 2022.

With a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% from 2023 to 2030, social media's increasing influence, and attractive holiday packages are contributing to the positive trajectory of the glamping industry, making it an exciting and lucrative venture for business owners!

Tailored services

Inside a Glamping Pod - Pod Factory

We provide comprehensive support throughout the entire journey of setting up your glamping site, whether you're starting from scratch, already have a plan, or need assistance with marketing.

No matter what stage, whether it's:

  • Initial concept
  • Feasibility studies
  • Design and planning
  • Construction and Logistics
  • Websites and Marketing
  • We cover every aspect to ensure your glamping venture is a success!

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Continued growth

With ambitious plans for the future, Glampitect is poised for even more growth and success in the coming year. As we continue to expand our team and make strides towards achieving our goals, we are confident that our continued dedication and hard work will lead to even greater accomplishments.

Trade shows and exhibitions


We value connecting with our clients, offering first-hand experiences of our luxurious pods, and providing real-time guidance. That's why we're excited to announce our plans to attend more events and exhibitions in the coming year. This will give you more opportunities to meet our team, explore our exceptional glamping offerings, and gain valuable insights to enhance your glamping journey.

More exciting glamping pods

Show Pod Farm Innovation Show

We were thrilled by the overwhelming response to our Show Pod at the Farm Innovation Show. Inspired by our love for glamping and luxury design, we are delighted to share that we have even more extraordinary and custom-made glamping pods in store for you. Get ready to experience a level of luxury and innovation that you've never seen before!

Download our Pod Brochure here

Greater options to start your own glamping site


We understand that starting a glamping site can be financially challenging, especially during these difficult times. Whether you already have land, need assistance in finding land, prefer to pay in full, or are interested in partnering with AvantGlamp, they are there to provide the support and guidance you need. Our goal is to help you overcome any obstacles and make your glamping dreams a reality.

Have land but no time or expertise?

If you lack the time, expertise, or funds to turn your land into a glamping site, AvantGlamp is the ultimate solution.

We understand the challenges of starting a glamping site and offer tailored services to meet your specific needs. Our team of experts will take care of every aspect of the glamping setup journey, from design to amenities, ensuring a truly unforgettable experience for your guests. We also offer flexible options to suit your budget.

With AvantGlamp as your trusted partner, you can turn your land into a thriving glamping destination.

Arrange a call here to get started

Have a Glamping idea, but don't know where to start?

Glamping Site 4 Pods

Starting a glamping venture can be overwhelming, but with our expertise and experience in the industry, we'll guide you every step of the way.

Whether you want a woodland retreat, lakeside getaway, or off-grid experience, we'll turn your vision into reality. From finding the perfect location to designing and constructing your accommodations, we'll handle all the details. Our team of designers, architects, and construction professionals will ensure your site reflects your style and exceeds expectations.

We also offer marketing and website development services to help your business thrive. Contact us today to bring your glamping idea to life in 2024 and create a unique destination for your guests.

To discuss any of the above, schedule a call here.



As we enter 2024, we'd like to thank our readers and clients for their continued support. We wish you a wonderful Christmas break and look forward to helping you create exceptional glamping sites in the new year.

Are you still thinking about starting a glamping site? Let 2024 be the year you turn your glamping idea into a thriving reality - Schedule a call with us to discuss further.

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