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– **History**:
– The word “glamping” first appeared in the United Kingdom in 2005 and was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016.
– In the 16th century, the Scottish Earl of Atholl hosted King James V in luxurious tents in the Highlands.
– The Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520 saw 2,800 extravagant tents for a summit between Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England.
– The Ottomans transported palatial tents for military missions with elaborate decorations fit for rulers.
– Ottoman imperial tents were richly decorated and used for ceremonial occasions.

– **Recent Trends**:
– In the 1920s, wealthy Americans and British on African safaris demanded luxury, including electric generators and cases of champagne.
– Glamping’s popularity in the 1990s increased with safari camps in Africa and coastal Thailand.
– CNN reported in 2011 that glamping had become popular in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
– Modern glamping offers designer-outfitted tents with amenities like soft sheets.
– Glamping is considered environmentally friendly by minimizing waste and impact on the environment.

– **See Also**:
– Bell tent
– Shepherds hut
– Tree house
– Yurt
– Dispersed camping

– **References**:
– “Glamping after the coronavirus pandemic” by Craig and Karabas in Tourism & Hospitality Research, April 2021.
– “Have You Ever Been Glamping?” by Jay Lickus in Huffington Post, March 11, 2015.
– “Six of the best: New Australian glamping camps” by Louise Southerden in Sydney Morning Herald, March 19, 2015.
– “Glampings yurts, podes and domes continue to lead way for Welsh tourism” by Darren Devine in Wales Online, March 17, 2015.
– “Glamping brings creature comforts to outdoors” in USA Today, August 4, 2011.

– **Additional Information**:
– Glamping has seen renewed interest since 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, offering social distancing and outdoor recreation opportunities.
– Various glamping accommodations exist worldwide, such as glamping huts in the UK, glamping pods in Poland, and glamping domes in Iceland.
– Glamping is a growing trend in post-pandemic tourism, combining luxury and nature experiences.
– Glamping has roots in historical lavish tent-living experiences for royalty and has evolved into a modern luxury camping trend.
– The concept of glamping is to provide comfort and luxury in outdoor settings, appealing to travelers seeking unique experiences.

Glamping (Wikipedia)

Glamping is a portmanteau of "glamorous" and "camping", and describes a style of camping with amenities and, in some cases, resort-style services not usually associated with "traditional" camping. Glamping has become particularly popular with 21st-century tourists seeking modern amenities, such as Wi-Fi, alongside "the escapism and adventure recreation of camping", in a variety of accommodations such as cabins, treehouses, and tents.

A glamping "village" with semi-permanent yurts, gravel paths, and a hot tub
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