List holiday rentals on Glamping Hub

Promote your luxurious rentals with direct access to nature

Glamping Hub is creating the largest collection of unique nature-based accommodation, emphasising on five-star experiences. With Rentals United Channel Manager you can list holiday rentals on Glamping Hub in a few easy steps and get changes updated automatically. The connection process is easy and we help you every step of the journey!


Benefits of connecting Glamping Hub via Rentals United


Automatic Upload

Complete sync to add new properties effortlessly


Automatic Update

Rates, availability, photos & property info synced


Advanced Options

2-Way sync, Markup, Price per Night and more

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Glamping Hub - Rentals United Connection: Key Features

  • We list holiday rentals on Glamping Hub via API, creating new properties for you
  • We update your rates, calendar and property info, including photos and amenities
  • 2-Way connection: a booking or cancellation from Glamping Hub will update your calendar on all sites
  • You can work with Price per Night, Price per Guest or Length of Stay pricing


Category Vacation rental site
Service Release Date 2012
Headquarter Location Denver, US
Minimum properties required 1
Website Visit now
Pricing model Commission-based
Commission 4% of the booking total amount
What is synced Rates, Availability, Photos, Property Info
Onboarding time Approx. 3 Weeks
Minimum requirements Holiday rentals with direct access to nature

How it Works

  1. Upload your properties to Rentals United. Add them manually or via PMS/API sync. Go to Services and add Glamping Hub
  2. Follow the Checklist with detailed instructions and Activate Connection. Glamping Hub will review your content and reach out to you if necessary
  3. Your properties will be uploaded via API by Rentals United
  4. Your rates, calendars and property info, including photos and amenities, will be updated by Rentals United automatically
  5. Get your first booking!
  6. Rentals United will send you a booking notification email. Glamping Hub will send a booking confirmation to both you and the guest
  7. Arrange check-in details with the guest.
  8. Glamping Hub will pay you out upon check-in via bank transfer or Paypal
  9. After checkout, Glamping Hub will send out a review request to the guest

What is Glamping Hub?

Glamping Hub offers a curated collection of unique glamping accommodations worldwide, allowing adventurers to escape to nature without sacrificing comfort and amenities.

The term “glamping” is a term derived from the words “glamorous” and “camping.” Glamping reflects the growing trend of seeking luxury camping experiences that combine the best of both worlds: the thrill of being immersed in nature with the comforts and conveniences of a well-appointed accommodation.

Glamping Hub’s mission is to connect travelers with unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experiences in the heart of nature. The platform offers a diverse array of extraordinary accommodations that cater to every type of traveler, from a cozy treehouse tucked away in a forest, a traditional yurt on a vast prairie, to a luxurious safari tent in the African bush.

The Origins of Glamping

The term “glamping” may be relatively new, but there’s already been a concept of elevated camping experiences for centuries.

The first evidence of tipi dwellings was discovered as early as 10,000 BCE, t. The indigenous people of the Great Plains and Canadian Prairies used tipi dwellings for easy disassembly, which is ideal for following herds of game across vast expanses.

Another notable example is the yurt, a circular tent widely used by nomadic Central Asian communities, including the Mongolian Buryat people. Yurts were favored for their durability, portability, and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions in the 6th century BCE.

The Birth of Modern Glamping

The modern glamping movement occurred in the early 20th century when wealthy American and British travelers embarked on African safari adventures. The Americans and British were unwilling to forgo the comforts of home, despite wanting rugged experiences. The instance led to the rise of well-appointed safari tents equipped with luxuries, like electric generators, folding baths, and even cases of champagne.

Fast forward to the late 1990s, the international financial crisis and a change in UK driving regulations fostered “staycations” and a renewed interest in unique domestic travel experiences. The events paved the way for the “glamping” term coining in 2007, as people sought out more comfortable and luxurious alternatives to traditional camping.

The Glamping Hub Story

The company’s co-founder and CEO, David Troya, first heard “glamping” during an MBA class at the University of San Francisco in 2011. Intrigued by the concept, Troya, with his friends and co-founders Ruben Martinez and Talal Benjelloun, initially launched Glamping Hub as a simple blog.

The trio recognized the growing demand for unique outdoor accommodations and transformed Glamping Hub into a fully transactional booking platform in 2014, starting with just 200 listings. The main idea behind Glamping Hub was to create a product that provided travelers with access to accommodations that felt “out of reach” and offered a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The inspiration for Glamping Hub stemmed from the concept of “to-gather,” which means a congregation with loved ones to share meaningful experiences. The gathering concept has been woven into the company’s fabric, as Glamping Hub aims to bring people together through extraordinary nature adventures.

A Rapidly Growing Marketplace

One of the company’s most significant achievements is rapid expansion into different markets. Glamping Hub had 8,000 listings in June 2017. After a year, the platform gained over 34,000 listings, spanning 27 different glamping categories across 115 countries worldwide.

A Scalable and Transactional Business Model

Glamping Hub’s business model is highly scalable and transactional, setting the platform apart from other vacation rental tools. For each booking made through the website, Glamping Hub collects a 4% commission from the hosts and a 6% to 12% service fee from the guest, based on the total booking amount. On average, Glamping Hub retains approximately 10% of each booking transaction.

Glamping Hub’s focus on SEO practices, lower rates and costs on average, organic traction, and unique visits all drive the company’s growth and success.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

As the volume of listings on Glamping Hub increases, the company must ensure that all accommodations uphold the same value proposition for each individual while staying true to the core concept of glamping globally.

Glamping Hub addresses the challenge by relying on data-driven insights and a deep understanding of market trends. The company proactively adapts Glamping Hub’s offerings and continues to provide the right accommodation types by staying attuned to the latest developments and shifts in consumer behavior.

Future Growth Opportunities

Glamping Hub’s primary market is the United States, which accounts for 75% of the website’s traffic. Nevertheless, the company recognizes the potential for further expansion into other regions.

One potential area for growth is the African safari market, which has a rich history in luxury camping experiences. By curating unique accommodations, Glamping Hub is pegged to tap into Africa’s well-established market and offer travelers exceptional safari experiences.

Glamping Hub is also exploring opportunities to establish a stronger presence in the United Kingdom, where the glamping market is more defined and well-established.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of accommodations are offered on Glamping Hub?

Glamping Hub offers treehouses, tipis, yurts, Airstreams, caravans, igloos, safari tents, and more. The platform currently features over 27 different glamping categories across 115 countries worldwide.

How does the booking process work on Glamping Hub?

Glamping Hub is a fully transactional booking platform. Users can search for accommodations by location, date, and number of guests, and book an accommodation directly through the website.

What is Glamping Hub’s commission structure?

For each booking made through the website, Glamping Hub collects a 4% commission from the hosts and up to 12% service fee from the guest, based on the total booking amount.

How does Glamping Hub ensure the quality of its listed accommodations?

Glamping Hub has a rigorous vetting process to ensure that only top-notch hosts and accommodations are listed on the platform. The company carefully curates an accommodation selection to maintain a high standard of quality and uniqueness.

What sets Glamping Hub apart from other vacation rental platforms?

Glamping Hub is the only specialized and transactional platform within the vacation rental sector. The company’s focus on SEO practices, lower rates and costs on average, organic traction, and unique visits contribute to Glamping Hub’s success and differentiation.