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Glamping in Southeast Asia Becomes a Hot Trend

News Southeast Asia is a popular destination these days, and increasing number of tourists makes hoteliers offer new and interesting accommodations. Comfortable large tents in emerging destinations have become a huge hit according to the report by Thai consulting firm C9 Hotelworks.

Currently, there are 29 resorts in the region that offer camps for rent that fit international standards. These are 14 tent only resorts and 15 hybrid resorts. The resorts are primarily located in Thailand and Indonesia. Sleeping in tents brings tourists back to prehistoric times, as that is the way our predecessors lived in the dawn of humankind. Nowadays, more tourists seek authentic experience that is not limited by four walls of a hotel room.

Tented resorts will appear in all segments across Southeast Asia. For example, the soon to open Rosewood in Luang Prabang Laos will surely attract many tourists who want to experience upscale glamping. Such resorts as Four Seasons Tended Camp Golden Triangle in Thailand and Amanwana Resort on the island of Moyo, Indonesia, have already become very popular with tourists. Surprisingly, the average median rate across the tent resorts market is US$270. Only 13% of resorts on the market belong to the entry level and 21% of all properties belong to the midscale segment. The majority of tented resorts is located in forests and features eco-friendly approach. Fast construction time, favorable development cost and growing popularity among tourists make hoteliers eager to develop more tented resorts and offer authentic holidays.


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