Generating sustainable revenue through farm tourism
Branching into farm attractions or farm stays are the most obvious choices if you are looking to diversify into rural tourism. There’s a lot of buzz about staycations in the news and numbers of UK families choosing staycations rather than going abroad are increasing. Glamping is an area of particular growth.
The Glamping Show offers the advice and inspiration you need to set-up a sustainable revenue stream through farm tourism. The popular appeal and continued growth of the glamping industry gives you excellent potential to generate revenue, but it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the choices you need to make.
Seeing the accommodation for yourself will really help you to visualise what you can create and what will work on your farm. The Glamping Show also offers a free multi-track seminar programme that covers all the advice you need to get off on the right foot.
Learn from the experiences of others
We host over 100 exhibitors showcasing everything from yurts, tipis and shepherd huts through to booking systems and fire pits and we are pleased to welcome back Farm Stay UK as an exhibitor for 2019.
Farm Stay UK is a not for profit cooperative with over 600 members throughout the UK. It was started over 35 years ago to encourage farmers to diversify into farm accommodation and tourism. Since then it has grown to become the market leader in British rural tourism.
Farm Stay started as a few members doing farmhouse B&B, and it has now grown to include self-catering cottages, barns converted for larger parties, campsites and especially glamping. The latter is increasingly popular as more and more visitors want to experience the true British countryside. “Farm Stay members are proud to offer a more personal experience compared to the larger OTAs and Farm Stay visitors will get a much better deal if they book direct with the property” says Farm Stay’s Chairman, Kay Barriball. “Farm Stay continues to grow, even in an ever changing market and are proud to partner with The Glamping Show. It is good to have a truly British cooperative at the heart of rural tourism.”
Tickets to attend are free so if you want to see the options for yourself make a date in your diary to visit the Glamping Show (Thursday 19 to Saturday 21 September). Visit www.glampingshow.com for news and updates on this year’s exhibitors and speakers.