Although, the 2020 went 100% virtual, the 2019 show was the first of it's kind glamping trade show in the U.S. gave glamping operators (and would-be operators) the chance to mingle with their peers, learn best practices and get business advice from experts and compare and shop for products for their glamping sites.
The outside exhibits of structures beckoned guests to come in, walk around and compare options they may not have even dreamed about.
Panels of experts, including successful glamping operators, were among those to share their valuable insights and experiences during the 2-day educational program.
The wide selection of structures, on display inside and outside, gave glamping operators the unique ability to touch, feel and compare various structure types and companies that would be a good fit for their businesss.
There was plenty of time for attendees to gather information on products and get their specific questions answered.
A shopping mall for structures! This was the perfect time for many to decide what would work best for their location, budget and business plan.
Fully furnished tents, such as this one, not only showcased individual exhibitor products, but gave glamping operators lots of ideas as to how to make their guests feel at home and pampered.
A comprehensive education program meant there was something for everyone. Attendees looking for ideas on marketing, best business practices, regulatory issues and more walked away with inspiration and information.
Attendees looking to step-up-their game in providing luxury accommodations to their guests could find what they were looking for thanks to the wide variety of exhibiting companies.
Side-by-side comparisons made the job of selection either very easy or very difficult for those in the market for their unique, luxury guest accommodations.
Whether they were in the planning stages or looking to expand, attendees had plenty of questions for exhibitors, which they were able to answer on the spot.
Attendees looking to "dress up" their sites could find furniture and accessories to try out---and purchase—at the inside exhibit area.
Sarah Riley, of Inspired Camping, brought her expertise from the U.K. to guide attendees through their journey into the glamping world with proven and measurable techniques.
The quality and scale of products on display gave attendees the chance to envision their own glampsites and guest accommodations.