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Glamping Hub Discovers the Fountain of Youth in the Trees

July 27, 2013 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Glamping Hub, the world’s largest booking platform for glamping around the globe has discovered what parents and other adults really want when it comes to travel: to destress and unwind, to be pampered, to rekindle relationships and, most importantly, to recall the thrill of youthful adventure.

Answer to their pleas? The tree house.

Reservations on of tree houses have increased from 8% to 11% of total reservations over the last year, with projections that they will increase to 15% by the end of 2013. It is the fastest growing category of accommodations on the site.

The blooming travel niche of glamping is providing a much-craved resource to not only match the ever growing demand for one-of-a-kind and off-the-grid lodging, but to also respond to adults’ Peter Pan syndrome.

David Webb from Camp Orenda in New York, one of Glamping Hub’s most popular glamping sites, has noticed an increasing number of parents who stay at his site after they drop off their kids on summer camp. “It’s like they are looking for their own adult camp experience,” Webb claims.

Luxury camping offerings include sprawling safari tents with wild animals practically at your door; cozy, fairytale yurts and mountainside hobbit holes built to ignite more than just the spark in the crackling wood stove; and soaring tree houses with uncanny views on the outside and all of the comforts of home on the inside.

Co-Founder of Glamping Hub, Ruben Martinez, says that, “The tree house is the perfect combination of luxury, thrill, romance, youth, and home. You can literally leave the world behind as you climb up into the canopy and the rest is pure exhilaration and sheer joy. Adults feel like staying in a tree house is like a trip back to their childhood, with a modern and often quirky twist.”

Many glamping sites like tree houses are adult-focused and luxurious, but have elements that are reminiscent of childhood. These are extremely attractive to parents and other adults as they are looking to escape the wild kingdom of their households, and venture out into a whole different kind of wilderness, but with a level of pampering and indulgence only bill payers and carpool drivers could appreciate. Adults are taking to the wild in droves, seeking a refuge from the grind with a wholly unique experience in nature that will, like Calgon, “take them away”, give them a new lease on life, and spark that energy and romance, but also, and most importantly, refuel the passions of youth.

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