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The Business Of Glamping And Unique Holiday Rentals

The Business of Glamping and Unique Holiday Rentals, with Sarah Riley, covering exactly what it takes to build a successful vacation rental or unique hospitality business. With tips, advice, interviews and inspirations to give you ideas and business tips to help you invest, plan and build your holiday retreat sites. This includes treehouses, canvas tents, geodesic domes, safari tents, yurts, architecturally designed structures and everything in-between, in the experiential marketplace. In fact, here the only limits are your imagination! Sarah Riley is the Founder of Inspired Camping and Inspired Courses

May 16, 2023

Today I had the pleasure of speaking with Louis Thompson who is the founder and CEO of multiple businesses including Nomadic Resorts, an award-winning architectural and landscape design office that delivers innovative, experiential hospitality projects across the planet.

His company designs bespoke green building projects for various luxury hotel groups including Soneva, Banyan Tree, Playa Viva, Neom and Resplendent Ceylon.

Louis also founded Nomadic Escapes, a new outdoor hospitality management company focussed on, biophilic tented experiences; net zero carbon operations, re-wilding and regenerative landscaping.

Throughout his career, Louis has worked at the cutting edge of green building and landscaping projects including the pioneering Farm to Fork treetop restaurant at Soneva Fushi, the Treetop Dining Pod at Soneva Kiri and the innovative bamboo treehouses at Playa Viva.

In this episode, we talk about the future of experiential travel, sustainability by design, how to develop a community-enhancing regenerative approach and how unique structures are key to attracting the attention of the right type of guest for unique hospitality resorts. 

We also touch on the wellness travel trend, designing the needs of guests into the core of a unique offer and how social media influences all of this.

Finally, we discussed what glamping has that helps it stand out from the bigger hotels and resorts to help it survive the growing competition in the marketplace.


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