Trend Of The Week – Camping

Camping is back! Between camping at festivals, to new glamping hotspots such as Tea Pot Lane in Sligo and Ballyvolane House, camping is back in fashion. Millennials are embracing camping as a way to disconnect. According to the 2018 North American Camping Report, more people are camping than ever before in the United States and Canada. In 2017 alone, it said, there was an increase of 2.6 million camper households, and millennials made up 40% of these. Australia’s Camplify, the Airbnb of camping, says that its core audience is 25-34-year-olds. In this digitally connected world, millennials are looking for more ways to disconnect. Nature is becoming recognised for its benefits to mental health. As millennial adults become parents, they are looking for more adventurous approaches to travel than package holidays. Camping represents an accessibly priced and flexible way to travel with children.