As Vietnam prepares to celebrate the five-day Reunification Day and May Day holidays, glamping has emerged as the preferred accommodation option for many travelers seeking a nature-friendly and luxurious experience.
However, as the demand for glamping soars, private campground owners and operators in the nearby areas are reaping the benefits.
Glamping, a portmanteau of “glamorous camping,” has gained global popularity in recent years and is now gaining traction in Vietnam.
Unlike traditional camping, glamping allows travelers to rest in large and well-appointed tents equipped with high-end amenities, such as luxurious bedding, air conditioning, and private bathrooms.
According to recent reports, glamping sites near Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are fully booked for the upcoming holidays, with some sites reporting bookings made up to a month in advance.
A representative from MoJen’s Camp & Retreat in Thai Nguyen Province, located about 80 kilometers from Hanoi, revealed that all of its tents had been booked for the holidays.
Similarly, Tran Thien Phu, founder of two glamping sites in Dong Nai Province, about 90 kilometers from HCMC, reported that the tent occupancy rate at his two campsites had reached 90%.
Meanwhile, Di Bui Camping in Xuyen Moc District, around 163 kilometers from HCMC, announced that no tents are left for the holidays.
Despite the surge in demand, private campground owners and operators remain committed to providing their guests with an exceptional glamping experience.
Sixdoong Cafe & Camping near the Red River in Hanoi has received over 90% of bookings and anticipates full occupancy during the holidays.
The services are open from 10 am to 11 pm. daily, with various entertainment and dining activities available.
Similarly, Boo Camp in the south-central province of Binh Thuan has experienced high demand, with most tents booked up to a month in advance.
The owner, Do Hieu, stated that the trend in luxury camping shows no signs of slowing down as it continues to meet the standards of guests who want to stay close to nature while enjoying full amenities and comfort as with staying in a hotel.
Many glamping sites in Vietnam use eco-friendly materials and prioritize environmental sustainability, as highlighted by a recent survey of 5,000 Vietnamese by Booking.com that showed half are ready to pay for sustainable travel.
Overall, as Vietnam’s tourism industry continues to grow, glamping has emerged as a popular and luxurious alternative to traditional camping.
The surge in demand has led to fully booked sites during the upcoming holidays, providing a boon for private campground owners and operators in the nearby areas.
With eco-friendly and sustainable practices becoming increasingly important to travelers, glamping sites that prioritize environmental sustainability are well-positioned to attract guests in the future.