Villages Nature: A Potential Game Changer for Sustainable Tourism
I had just flown into to Charles de Gaulle airport after spending time at the UNWTO Gastronomy Conference in San Sebastian, Spain and was headed to visit the new Villages Nature project just outside Paris.
My hotel informed me I could take their bus for 22 Euros, about an hour to one and a half hour trip depending on traffic. I found there was a second option of taking the TGV Train to the Marne-la-Vallée/ Chessy station for 18.50 Euros with an estimated time of 9 minutes. The train actually took 10 minutes, but was much quicker than the bus.
“The Vision for Villages Nature is to become an unprecedented reference in eco-tourism on a European scale, both in its resort concept, and its operations.”
Objective of Reducing the Ecological Footprint
“With Villages Nature Paris, Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs and Euro Disney’s objective is to create a tourist destination allowing visitors to live with a single planet during their stay.”
If all humans lived like Europeans the world would need about three planets to satisfy the needs. If the world lived like North Americans it would need five planets. The objective of reducing the ecological footprint of this resort to a single planet can be a game changer for the sustainable tourism industry.