GlampingHub.com was inspired by Carlos Baradello's Global Product Development course.
Davíd (“Dah-veed”) Troya, USF School of Management MBA 2011 grad and native of Sevilla, Spain, has begun to make his mark in the business of international travel through a specialization in the category of “glamping,” or glamour camping. His entrepreneurial venture, the website: glampinghub.com — and Davíd’s expertise in this burgeoning field — was recently featured in the travel section of MSNBC.com.
The term glamping is generally used to describe a kind of upscale camping that features light structures —yurts or teepees or even gypsy caravans —placed discreetly into unspoiled landscapes to create luxury accommodations that are also environmentally friendly. The trend is growing throughout Europe and the United States.
“My background is in travel/hospitality,” Davíd reports, “arguably the largest business sector in the world. Although travel/hospitality accounts for 11% of world GDP, it almost never sees any kind of true innovation. It’s exciting for me to be involved in a truly innovative service, with an innovative means of information delivery.”
d Troya, MBA 2011, creator of GlampingHub.com
David credits Professor Carlos Baradello and his course GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT as a key stimulus to his thinking. A fellow student did a class report on Glamping. “I was intrigued and immediately began to do some research. I discovered that information was scattered. It took me going through 15 or 20 separate websites to get any kind of real information. So I came up with the idea of a comprehensive directory — Glamping Hub.com.” Subsequently, David enrolled a couple of fellow USF MBA students to work with him, as business partners, to bring the site into existence. “Today, we are at the top of the Google list for glamping, and we have 150 new hits a day.”
Read about the article about glampinghub.com on MSNBC
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