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Author : Daniel Tixier
School/Work Place : ESSEC Business School Paris-Singapore, France
Contact : daniel.tixier@free.fr
Year : 2009

“Courchevel is first and foremost one among the founding elements of the huge touristic complex of les Trois Vallées in France. Linked to the neighbouring Allues and Belleville valleys by a 3,000 acres network area of regularly packed and maintained ski slopes, Courchevel has become a name associated with a ski resort grouping covering such a huge and prestigious area that from now on skiers from the remotest countries yearn to get to know it.”

This was in 1946, an excerpt from the presentation report of the Savoie Conseil General’s 3rdCommission!

As for Emile Allais the ski champion, former director of Courchevel and inventor of the « ski boulevard », he wrote as early as 1954, in a visionary enthusiasm stance, that he « hoped to turn Courchevel 1850 into the greatest ski resort in the world».

A little over sixty years later, the resort admittedly still boasts substantial assets which we shall describe and reassess yet genuine fears are coming to light that compel Courchevel to evolve and morph.

What challenges must it take on? Does it run the risk of losing its soul when facing them? Courchevel in the years to come is likely to change for good. This article hence describes an exceptional resort at a turning point of its history.


List of Articles
No. Subject Viewssort Date
294 Think Tank XIV Can "Slow Travel" Contribute to Sustainable Tourism? file 5271 Jun 27, 2014

Slow travel as a research field has increased in popularity in the last decade. The concept started to gain attention through online communities, and tourism researchers have become interested in the possible benefits that slow travel may ha...

Author: Tina Roenhovde Tiller 

Year: 2014 

293 Think Tank XII Encouraging Environmentally Friendly Transport Mode Ch... file 5257 Nov 06, 2013

The travel between home and destination is a key element of any holiday and has received increasing attention by tourism scholars as its environmental and particularly its climatic impacts have become widely recognized (Gössling 2002; Metz, ...

Author: Astrid Dickinger & Anja Hergesell 

Year: 2012 

292 OPA award The Managing Local Tourism Master Class: Communicating... file 5237 Oct 13, 2013

The aim of this paper is to describe an action-based research project entitled the Management Local Tourism Master Class (MLTMC) and to discuss the merits of this extension tool in building sustainable tourism management practices across loc...

Author: Dianne Dredge, Emma-Jane Ford & Michelle Whitford 

Year: 2010 

OPA: 2010 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

291 Think Tank V Managing Risk and Crisis for Sustainable Tourism: Rese... file 5225 Dec 14, 2013

Many tourism professionals are afraid to speak about terms such as tourism security and tourism safety. There is a common feeling among tourism and travel professionals that these terms will frighten customers and that the less said the bett...

Author: Peter E. Tarlow 

Year: 2005 

OPA: Keynote Speech 

290 Think Tank XI Visualising Sustainability: Reflections on Applied Stu... file 5168 Oct 14, 2013

As Sontag (1979) stated, we live in an image-based world within which we are continuously bombarded with visuals in countless formats and guises. However, despite such image saturation, academic engagement whether through teaching or resear...

Author: Caroline Scarles 

Year: 2011 

289 Think Tank X The Importance of Networks for Innovation in Sustainab... file 5162 Oct 13, 2013

This paper highlights the importance of new and established networks that underpin the innovation processes in sustainable tourism. It will draw on published literature as well as case studies to describe the various types of networks that ...

Author: Jack Carlsen, Janne J. Liburd & Deborah Edwards 

Year: 2010 

288 Think Tank VI Corporate Social Responsibility and Marine Tourism Org... file 5142 Oct 13, 2013

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become an important issue for some governments but the tourism industry appears to be slow in adopting CSR strategies. By focusing on CSR, we argue that the implementation of CSR audits could help t...

Author: Ya-Ting Huang, David Botterill & Eleri Jones 

Year: 2006 

287 Think Tank XI Learning Network Sustainable Tourism (LNST) for Touris... file 5090 Oct 14, 2013

Since 2002 the Flemish Tourism Board, the executive agency of the Flemish Ministry of Tourism, has implemented different actions to introduce the principles of sustainable tourism into tourism education in Flanders. The general objective is...

Author: Griet Geudens & Manuel Minne 

Year: 2011 

286 Think Tank V Crisis Communications and Tourism Recovery Strategies ... file 5034 Oct 13, 2013

This paper describes the application of lessons and processes gleaned from previous crises and disasters to the tourism recovery process for the Maldives following the tsunami of December 26 th , 2004. An assessment of existing literature as...

Author: Jack Carlsen 

Year: 2005 

OPA: 2005 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

285 Think Tank XIX Exploring guest book inscriptions towards understandin... file 5020 Oct 23, 2019

Key words: visitor experience, guest books, Mnemba Island Lodge, Zanzibar Page: 125-139 Exploring guest book inscriptions towards understanding tourist experience at Mnemba Island Lodge.pdf Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* S...

Author: Kevin Mearns 

Year: 2019 

284 Think Tank XI Environmental Attitudes of Generation Y Students: Foun... file 5011 Oct 14, 2013

Sustainability has long been a theme in the tourism research and planning literature and is a growing concern in the wider area of business and corporate management. Consequent to these trends in practice and research there has been a growt...

Author: Pierre Benckendorff, Gianna Moscardo & Laurie Murphy 

Year: 2011 

283 Think Tank XIV Development of a Certification System for Sustainable ... file 4977 Jun 27, 2014

Tourism destinations are complex entities that can be defined as geographical areas of different sizes that are being visited by tourists. Most definitions then differentiate between the perspectives of those living in and managing a destina...

Author: Wolfgang Strasdas 

Year: 2014 

» Think Tank IX Courchevel, an outstanding alpine ski resort at a turn... file 4955 Oct 13, 2013

“Courchevel is first and foremost one among the founding elements of the huge touristic complex of les Trois Vallées in France. Linked to the neighbouring Allues and Belleville valleys by a 3,000 acres network area of regularly packed and ma...

Author: Daniel Tixier 

Year: 2009 

281 Think Tank VII Practical Interpretations of a Dynamic Model of Sustai... file 4945 Oct 13, 2013

"Operational definitions of tourism sustainability require details regarding what is to be sustained, for whom it is to be sustained, and the level at which it is to be sustained." This is the introductory sentence to "A Dynamic Model of Sus...

Author: Timothy Tyrrell & Robert Johnston 

Year: 2007 

280 Think Tank XII Creating Tourism Transport Flow Maps with GIS: A Pract... file 4939 Nov 06, 2013

This paper explores various options to visualize tourism transport flows with spatial analysis tools and show them on maps. To facilitate implementation of these options, procedures for data preparation and map creation are explained through...

Author: Martin Landré & Paul Peeters 

Year: 2012 

279 Think Tank V Understanding Tourism Crisis: Case Study of Bali and P... file 4926 Oct 13, 2013

In an era of considerable disaster and uncertainty, many destinations have been made alarmingly aware of the fickle nature of tourism. While peak industry bodies, academics and professionals advocate the introduction of risk/crisis managemen...

Author: Yetta Gurtner 

Year: 2005 

278 Think Tank X Sustainability: What Matters to Students, Educators, a... file 4901 Oct 13, 2013

As climate change gains global attention from events like the summit in Copenhagen held during December of 2009, the need for sustainable tourism is more important than ever; with comprehensive education in sustainability concepts and practi...

Author: Cynthia S. Deale & Nelson Barber 

Year: 2010 

277 Think Tank XIV Exploring Policy, Politics and Governance through Stak... file 4882 Jun 27, 2014

This paper looks at the development of an ecotrekking industry on the Kokoda Track and demonstrates how the use of participatory methods in community based tourism can align two different “regimes of truth” (that of the community and of the ...

Author: Stephen Wearing, Paul Chatterton & Amy Reggers 

Year: 2014 

276 Think Tank IV Environmental Training and Measures at Scandic Hotels,... file 4868 Dec 01, 2013

Hotels are traditionally geared towards providing a high-level of comfort and entertainment, as well as a broad spectrum of services, often without giving much concern to associated environmental or socio-economic impacts. Hotel companies ty...

Author: Paulina Bohdanowicz, Branko Simanic & Ivo Martinac 

Year: 2004 

OPA: 2004 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

275 Think Tank VIII Lifestyle Oriented Small Tourism [LOST] Firms in the F... file 4840 Oct 13, 2013

Lifestyle has been oft cited in the literature as the main motivation for those establishing or acquiring tourism related businesses in attractive destinations. However, the term has many different dimensions and connotations, both positive...

Author: Jack Carlsen & Alison Morrison 

Year: 2008 

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