Glamping (glamorous camping) has exploded in popularity around the world. Combining the great outdoors with luxury amenities and accommodations, glamping appeals to those who want an immersive nature experience without roughing it. But beyond the cosy tents and stunning vistas lies a vibrant industry bubbling with innovation, sustainability, and a passion for crafting unforgettable experiences.
Whether you own or operate a glamping business, or are simply a curious adventurer wanting to delve deeper, attending glamping conventions and events is a great way to connect with others in the industry, discover new ideas and products, and promote your company.
We’ve rounded up 12 unmissable glamping conventions and events happening in 2024 across the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world. Mark your calendars!
Date: 23 January 2024
Location: The Engineer’s House, Bristol
Now in its second year, Get Geared Up is an event by hosts, for hosts. Created to help inspire and focus you to tackle the busy year ahead, this event combines inspiring case studies, marketing and business growth strategies, panel debates, productive networking sessions with other ambitious hosts, plus lunch at a stylish venue. This event is organised by Sarah Orchard of The Hudnalls Hideout, the award-winning luxury treehouse featured in multiple publications and TV programmes.
Date: 18-22 May 2024
Location: Turtle Bay, Mauritius
Eco Resort Network is an international group of professionals working in the eco resort and glamping sectors. Attendees to their annual networking event can share ideas, experiences, advice and best practice in an environment focused on learning and connection. This year’s event includes a two-day conference, plus an optional third day of networking.
Date: 21-23 June 2024
Location: Montana, USA
Global Glamping and Domegaia, two industry pioneers, have announced their collaborative effort to host an unmatched glamping convention. Whether you are an entrepreneur, environmentalist, or enjoy refined comforts coupled with nature, guests at this glamping convention will experience the fusion of luxury and sustainable living. Set against the stunning backdrop of Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge, the two-day event offers insightful discussions and the opportunity to make meaningful industry connections.
Date: 19-21 September 2024
Location: NAEC Stoneleigh, UK
As the UK’s only dedicated glamping convention and trade exhibition, there is no other place to view such a vast array of products and services for the outdoor and alternative hospitality industry. With over 100 unique exhibitors, an expert-led seminar programme across all three days, and free admission, attendees can learn about funding, elevating marketing efforts, creating a more attractive offering to keep guests coming back, leveraging new tech, and lots more.
Date: 1-2 October 2024
Location: Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, Aurora, Colorado, USA
The US’s only trade show dedicated solely to the glamping industry, this is the go-to event for anyone looking for products and information to support or start their outdoor hospitality business. This 3-day glamping convention includes interactive educational workshops, ample networking opportunities, and dozens of exhibitors that want to help you succeed. There is even an opportunity to show up a day early to experience some pre-event glamping workshops.
Date: 8-10 October 2024
Location: Noron Exhibition Center, Niort, France
With 7,500 visitors and 500 exhibitors in attendance, the Atlantica show is back for its 26th year. Offering a huge range of workshops, networking sessions, discussions and conferences attendees can dip into knowledge on everything from sustainable tourism, campsite safeguarding, and many other topics affecting the outdoor hospitality sector.
Date: 9-11 October 2024
Location: Rimini Expo Centre, Italy
This is Italy's most comprehensive glamping convention and showcase for the entire outdoor hospitality industry. Those involved in the European marketplace can pick up ideas and tips on the full range of operational considerations, including design and fit-out, furnishings and outdoor hospitality tech, innovative solutions and latest trends.
Date: 4-7 November 2024
Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
The Outdoor Hospitality Conference & Expo is the industry’s premier show focused on possibility-driven professional development and networking to help you grow your business. Learn from industry-leading experts, network with your peers, and engage with the best in the business on the expo floor.
9. Salon SETT
Date: 5-7 November 2024
Location: Montpellier Exhibition Center, France
Whether you manage a campsite, glampsite, gîte, guest house, private beach, restaurant, cafe, or hotel, this three-day tourism equipment and techniques trade fair offers endless opportunities to discover the latest industry innovations.
Date: 18-19 November 2024
Location: Perth Concert Hall, Scotland
Open to all with an interest in the agritourism sector, including farms, crofts and estates, this event allows members of Scottish Agritourism to come together to network, exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences, and take part in discussions around various aspects of agritourism, including current challenges and opportunities. The event includes a tour and a meal.
11. Glamping Academy
Hosted by Touch Stay user, Sarah Riley, and tailored for campground, campsite and retreat owners and short-term rental managers, the Glamping Academy offers insightful courses designed to help people start and grow their retreat business, glamping business or unique holiday rental with industry-specific marketing and startup advice. With 5,000+ customers and 2,000+ businesses launched worldwide, you can see why Sarah’s courses are so popular!
Glampitect are specialist glamping site advisers who help potential glampsite owners achieve their glamping business goals. With over 100 glampsites successfully created, Glampitect will teach you how to plan, build and launch a successful glamping business. They offer quarterly, two-hour academy courses to small groups designed to equip you with the in-depth knowledge needed to start and run a successful glamping business - learn everything from feasibility studies to social media marketing.
Whether you're a seasoned glamping pro or a curious newcomer, pencilling in one of 2024’s best glamping conventions and networking events to your calendar will let you connect with fellow glamping lovers, discover cutting-edge trends, new structures and techniques, explore partnership opportunities, and gain valuable insights to stay ahead of the curve by elevating your glamping game.
To see our full list of the best vacation rental industry events this year, check out our 2024 Events Tracker.
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