Can luxury hotels and ecology really coexist?

Is it possible to combine five-star hotels with sustainable development? Are Luxury Resorts With Hundreds Of Rooms, Spas And Multiple Pools Really Considered Green? ?

While the issue remains unresolved, we are seeing more and more luxury properties adopting sustainable practices. Hoteliers are positioning themselves in this niche, including in the luxury sector, motivated by the demand of many tourists who want to reduce their ecological footprint or suffer from eco-anxieties. In fact, over the last few years, tourists want ‘green’ tourism, thanks to media coverage and collective consciousness on the subject.

How do these luxury hotels do it what actions do they take ? explanation.

I. Green tourism, a trend in recent years

You’ve certainly heard about it in recent years. Since the crisis, eco-friendly tourism is the future of the industry. !

What is Eco-Responsible Tourism? ?

Ecotourism supports two basic principles of sustainable development.

  1. As the name suggests, environmentally responsible tourists are now Minimize environmental impact and help protect biodiversity ;
  2. Environmentally responsible travelers should Local economy and cultureOn that scale they are helping to reduce poverty.

Thus, the trend is towards conservation, sharing and respect for the people we encounter, no longer for mass tourism and organized tours. Bringing a sustainable and ethical dimension to tourism principle.

And in this kind of greener and more sustainable tourism, Travel takes many forms. Here are some:

  • ecotourism : It is the trips that take place in the heart of nature that contribute to the protection of biodiversity. Note that this is also not the same as the so-called ‘green’ tourism that characterizes more urban stays.
  • Ethical or solidarity tourism : More and more stays are being offered to invest in supporting locals in humanitarian work.. ..)
  • green tourism : These are stays made at city facilities that hope to reduce their carbon footprint. temperature or electrical control solutionsor partner with local producers to provide fresh produce, for example…
  • slow tourism : A rising star of sustainable travel, “Slow Tourism” is a form of leisurely stay (means of transportation, discovery of culture, meeting people). Beyond the form of travel, slow life is a state of mind. More on this later.

What Motivates These New Eco Travelers ?

Tourism is an increasingly influential industry. Influencers, bloggers, YouTubers and travel magazine journalists: many of them take us on adventures through their stories, vlogs, files and articles. Collecting.

But if anyone knows of this type of travel, it’s still minimal.

research done by Amadeus60% of French travelers say they are concerned about the environmental impact of their trip, and more than a third of French say they lack information on the subject provided by their travel agents I lament that”.

The arrival of the pandemic has forced tourists to curb their desire to circle the globe They had to either close the distance or stay in France. This is a constraint for some and a godsend for others.

In fact, a study conducted by Travelzoo showed that when it comes to transportation, “38% of French travelers prefer ‘local travel’ above all else and avoid long-distance travel.” Nearly a third of field trips are by bike or public transport.And we know that transportation is the most important part of our carbon footprint In Sweden, a movement called ‘flygskam’ has even sprung up to boycott flights in the face of the climate emergency.

But it’s not just air transportation that’s at the dock Today’s tourists want to spend better while traveling.

A third source of motivation to practice ecotourism: Discoveries of protected nature (including information on flora and fauna)Even if you don’t go to the jungle or savannah, France is full of breathtaking natural landscapes. !

Many French and foreign tourists therefore want to reduce their ecological footprint by choosing sustainable tourism. Some prefer hotels that take an eco-friendly approach. For example, the Yooma hotel in the 15th district.e Not a classic hotel in the capital, but a traditional hotel in Paris, the menu uses organic and local products grown under its own roof.

And this approach is not only action, but also a state of mind like slow tourism.

Focus on slow tourism

Slow tourism, which emerged in the 2000s, has resurfaced, especially since the crisis. Since the evolution of awareness and behavior, the tourism trend of slow tourism is constantly increasing.

This alternative tourism It allows us to combine respect for nature and the environment, protection of local wealth, while maintaining our passion and love for travel..

As the name suggests, slow tourism is a journey through time, especially by means of transport, fond of walking, cycling and hiking, enjoying every moment and discovering nature and landscapes.while maintaining a calm and calm state of mind ! Ideal for disconnecting and staying more focused.

The principles of slow tourism are:

  • Visit less crowded destinations
  • Visit residents, discuss and exchange
  • Take your time and choose the places you want to see.
  • Consume local in terms of accommodation, food and activities.

But are these forms of ecotourism really compatible with the luxury hotel industry? ?

II.Luxury and ecotourism, IT match ?

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