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Glamping – Glossary Definition

Glamping – Glossary Definition

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Want the definition of glamping? Learn the meaning of glamping, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

Wondering about the definition of glamping? Keep reading to learn the meaning of glamping, see some examples, and get a better understanding of this travel glossary term!

luxury tent for glamping in Moab US
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What is Glamping?

Glamping is a style of camping that involves more luxuries and amenities than simply roughing it, perhaps with electricity, furniture, etc. In short, glamping is luxury camping.

Glamping is a travel industry neologism, a portmanteau of the words glamourous and camping. It first appeared in the UK in 2005, and it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2016.

More on Glamping

If you spend a weekend glamping, you are likely going into the forest like a regular camping trip. However, unlike a regular camping outing, you may travel in an RV with all the bells and whistles or have a tent inside which you set up a television, laptop, cooking appliances, comfortable bedding, and more. Technology is usually involved, and there is at least a few items of everyday convenience to be found at a glamping site.

For more travel-related portmanteaus and neologisms, check out: Laycation, Staycation, Bagonize, Pampadour, Gappacker, Flashpacker, and Familymoon.

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