Chamrousse sustainable offer guide

Chamrousse, a mountain destination in the making

Vision: Chamrousse, the mountain resort where people learn to live in harmony with their natural, social, cultural and economic environment.
Sustainable tourism can be adopted by any tourism operator by integrating the principles of sustainable development into its strategic management and/or the offer it makes.
Sustainable tourism is also a matter of individual choice by travellers: in their behaviour, daily actions and choice of service providers and/or destinations according to sustainability criteria...

Definition: sustainable tourism is defined by the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) as "tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, by meeting the needs of visitors, professionals, the environment and host communities". It aims to balance the pillars of sustainable development in the production and delivery of tourism activities.

The three pillars or fundamental principles of sustainable tourism are environmental, socio-cultural and economic: economic (economic profitability), social and cultural (taking into account and contributing to the local population) and environmental (respect for and moderate use of natural tourist resources).
Remember: sustainable development is not limited to just one of its pillars, the environment, a dimension to which it tends to be commonly reduced.