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Recently, I experienced a vacation like no other: in the trees.
I packed up my 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 and drove three and a half hours to a little area outside of Austin called Spicewood, Texas, to stay in treehouses for a few days. What I quickly learned during my stay was that just as I love unique travel experiences, I love unique accommodations.
As a travel agent, you're probably just as tired booking the same old type of hotel room for your clients as much as your clients are tired of staying in the same type of room. Granted, there is a lot to love about booking what you know and are comfortable with, but my treehouse road trip taught me that you can experience something new that also comes with a lot of comforts.
If you or your clients are looking for a new experience, I'd highly recommend GlampingHub. The site is an online platform that lets users find unique outdoor accommodations, or in other words, glamp sites. While some glamp sites on GlampingHub are your typical safari tents or rustic domes, some properties are far more luxurious and may go beyond what one would think of as glamping such as extensively-designed homes built in caves or impeccably-designed treehouses, such as the one I stayed in.
While GlampingHub doesn't offer a commission to travel agents for booking, it does allow travel agents to book on behalf of their clients or to reach out to their support team at email@example.com.
You may be wondering - why would I use a site in which I get no commission? The answer is simple: you want to give your clients the best, most memorable trips, and you can do that with GlampingHub. Plus, if you're a travel agent who charges a service fee, you're able to easily integrate GlampingHub into your portfolio of work.
My trip brought with it the opportunity to stay in two different treehouses at Cypress Valley Canopy Tours, both of which were charmingly decorated and situated over creeks.
The Juniper treehouse was smaller but was outfitted with air-conditioning, a comfortable bed and free coffee and tea. On the other hand, the Yoki treehouse, which opened in late 2018, was decked out with a kitchenette, a living room, a patio with chairs and a spa-like bathroom with waterfall showers and a Japanese-style soaking tub.
It wasn't just the treehouses themselves that made the stay memorable. It was the relaxing pool set next to the pond where visitors can jump into via a rope swing or explore in a small rowing boat. It was lounging in hammocks, driving 10 minutes away to hike at Muleshoe Bend Recreation, having a wine tasting at Spicewood Vineyards and eating some of the best steak at J5 Restaurant and barbecue at Opie's Barbecue Restaurant.
I wasn't even aware of how much I needed a getaway in the middle of Texas Hill Country to reflect and explore the natural area and local community until I was there. GlampingHub gave me that opportunity.
While your clients may be a little wary of glamping, as it is a modernized version of camping, you can send them links to some of the most luxurious accommodations on GlampingHub and show them just how unique and pampered their glamping stay could be.
Trust me, I know. The Yoki treehouse I stayed in cost over $700 a night and the experience it provided was definitely worth every penny.
Alex Temblador is an award-winning travel writer and the award-winning author of Secrets of the Casa Rosada, Half...
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