After COVID-19 shook the world and prevented travellers from visiting their favourite locations, values around sustainable tourism shifted. The decreased human traffic allowed natural habitats to flourish, and it sparked something in travellers. Today’s adventure seekers value sustainable tourism and search for experiences that align with that priority.
But what does it mean for a tourism business to be sustainable? It's not just about reducing environmental impact; it’s also about making a positive impact on communities and cultures.
Glamping Resorts embraced this challenge when they leased 100 acres of land from Alberta Parks — land that was formerly used by Scouts Canada.
With support from Travel Alberta, Glamping Resorts is transforming the area into a unique accommodation with nearly 80 units, including geo-domes, canvas cabins and premium cabins. They also plan to add lakefront and mountain-view yurts. To maintain the stunning natural environment, they had to make strategic decisions to achieve this transformation in an environmentally safe way.