Presentation on theme: "Rural tourism in Midi-Pyrénées. Thanks to its varied landscapes, preserved nature and heritage, the Midi Pyrénées region attracts many tourists choosing."— Presentation transcript:
Thanks to its varied landscapes, preserved nature and heritage, the Midi Pyrénées region attracts many tourists choosing different types of accomodation. tourisme-en-regions.fr https://twitter.com/Rando_MidiPy http://www.kamaxx.com tripadvisor.fr http://devterritoire.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/ vignes-madiran-gers-image keldelice.com
ACCOMMODATION Different types : Camping Hotels Bed and breakfast Cottages Holiday villages
Bed & breakfast Equiped room accommodation with a local family to welcome tourists for one night or more, with usually breakfast provided and possibly « table d’hôte » (common meal for all the guests) http://www.les-chambres-d-hotes.com charme-traditions.com http://www.midipy.visite.org/files/Phototheque/GF/HEBERGEMENT/C hambre-d-hotes
Cottages Independent rented house (studio, apartment or house), most of the time listed according to a prefectoral decree. gites-nature.com gites-de-france.com
Tree huts cabanes-de-france.com les-cabanes-dans-les-arbres.com
UNUSUAL LODGINGS http://www.insolithome.com/fiche_1.asp?ID=1217-65 http://www.pour-les-vacances.com/site-11016/ Tepees Yurt Bubble travelandchic.com
Referencing National labels officially recognized by the ministry of tourism : Accueil paysan, Bienvenue à la ferme, Clévacances and Gîtes de France Or classification set up by the prefectures Or no classification, only advertisement on the Internet
Midi Pyrénées and sustainable tourism Commitment in favour of the Environment and the protection of natural resources. European Ecolabel, Earthcheck, La Clef Verte, Tourisme & Handicap … over 15 initiatives in Midi-pyrénées internationally recognized. Specially in regional natural parks which have developped several types of accommodation in perfect harmony with nature : Panda cottages, Hôtels au Naturel, cottages and B&B Terre et Nature, Accueil Parc. http://www.tourisme-midi-pyrenees.com/accueil/dormir-et- sejourner/hebergements/les-hebergements-tourisme-durable
CHARTER FOR A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM In harmony with its natural environment and use of healthy materials. Giving priority to local crops and the integration of landscape. Highlighting the diversity of the local flora and the use of local produces. Banning the use of weedkiller and pesticide in favour of natural techniques.
ACTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Better waste management, setting up of selective sorting and awareness for holiday makers. Use of biodegradable or recyclable cleaning products – European Ecolabel. Energy savings and use of renewable energy (solar, wood, wind and water…) Reducing water consumption, best management of water resources.
Panda cottages Being located in a quality natural environment Including an observation equipment about nature and specific information documents in order to discover the wealth of the natural and cultural heritage of the territory Being managed by owners concerned with the protection and the promotion of the natural environment and species. http://www.gites-panda.fr/
Hotels « au naturel » Located near a regional nature reserve, surrounded by nature or in a village with easy access to nature. Building well integrated in its environment and representative of local architecture. Respect for the environment http://www.hotels-au-naturel.com/