Consolidated Q4 2008/09 turnover (1 July to 30 September 2009) rose 2.4% to €516.5 million. Full-year like-for-like turnover from 1 October 2008 to 30 September 2009 rose 2.3% to €1,451.3 million.
Tourism turnover Q4 2008/2009 tourism turnover totalled €405.1million compared with €409.0 million in the year-earlier period. Accommodation turnover included growth of 1.8% at Pierre & Vacances Tourisme Europe and a 3.3% decline at Center Parcs Europe (primarily with Dutch clients). Full-year 2008/2009 tourism turnover totalled €1,148.0 million, which was virtually stable versus 2007/2008 thereby testifying to excellent resistance in a crisis backdrop.
Accommodation turnover at Center Parcs Europe fell by 1.7%, with growth in French clients not entirely making up for the decline in Dutch and English clients. Direct sales via Internet continued to increase, reaching 48% of total sales versus 45% in the previous year, with average letting prices rising 1.1% over the year.