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Edinburgh-based glamping consultancy Glampitect has expanded to north America.
Glampitect, which was founded by Edinburgh-born Calum MacLeod and Alisdair Young in 2019, was conceived out of frustration, after they struggled for support when building their first glamping site, NC500 Pods.
Since 2019, the two have worked on over 700 glamping projects across the world, offering feasibility studies, business plans, planning applications and website setup. They expanded to the Middle East in 2021, where they recently made headlines for showing Arab royalty around their new glamping pods.
The natural next step for the company was to cross the pond, and they made the jump in July of this year. They’re already busy working on client projects across a range of states, including California, North Carolina, Georgia and Illinois.
Nick Purslow, Glampitect north America’s managing director, “The idea for Glampitect North America came about during a few drinks after the UK Glamping Show in September last year.
“We were on a high after a successful show, and I told my boss at the time, Calum, that we should try and crack America! After sobering up over the weekend, we picked things up the following week and haven’t looked back since.
“After it was decided we’d be heading over to the US and Canada, we spent hour upon hour researching the market and connecting with experts to understand how we’d need to adapt. We’ve put in the hard yards and we’re now actively guiding clients through the process.”
To mark the launch, the company released a free guide on how to start a glamping business, which they hope prospective site owners will use as a starting point when entering the glamping site start-up process.
Mr Purslow added: “There are so many steps to starting a glamping business, particularly in the US and Canada, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to have a blueprint from day one, which we’ve hopefully provided with our piece on how to start a glamping business. From there, you can work with glamping consultants like ourselves to make sure you’re following all the right procedures.”
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