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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
134 Think Tank XIII Modeling the Index Components of Tourist Satisfaction ... file 4394 Nov 06, 2013

Destination performance evaluation has become an increasingly important task for effective destination management and sustainable destination development. However, it is a complex task due to the inclusion of diverse subsectors, business com...

Author: Toney K. Thomas 

Year: 2013 

133 Think Tank X Implementation of the DIT-ACHIEV Model for Sustainable... file 4397 Oct 13, 2013

The DIT-ACHIEV Model is a model of sustainable tourism indicators developed in a previous research project undertaken by the School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology. The indicators represent six fields o...

Author: Maeve Morrissey, Kevin Griffin & Sheila Flanagan 

Year: 2010 

132 Think Tank XII Destination Governance and Tourist Mobilities: New Par... file 4418 Nov 06, 2013

Resort communities are complex systems where destination governance has become increasingly challenged by new mobilities of capital, finance, labor, communication, transportation, leisure and tourism. Popular destinations like the coastal co...

Author: Dianne Dredge & Tazim Jamal 

Year: 2012 

131 Think Tank V Understanding Tourism Crisis: Case Study of Bali and P... file 4460 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 

130 Think Tank X The Importance of Networks for Innovation in Sustainab... file 4471 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 

129 Think Tank XII Intersecting Mobilities: Tourists with Vision Impairme... file 4472 Nov 06, 2013

While there has been a developing interest in mobilities amongst tourism scholars, the notion of immobilities has often been ignored. Yet, there are many people who do not participate in tourism or, if they do, only experience partial mobili...

Author: Jennifer Small 

Year: 2012 

128 Think Tank XIV Exploring Policy, Politics and Governance through Stak... file 4476 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 

127 Think Tank XII Creating Tourism Transport Flow Maps with GIS: A Pract... file 4479 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 

126 Think Tank XIV Psychological Empowerment as Good Policy for Governanc... file 4483 Jun 26, 2014

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the potential impact psychological empowerment can have on sustainable tourism policy objectives, including improving resident attitudes toward tourism, enhancing destination competitiveness, and maint...

Author: B. Bynum Boley & Nancy Gard McGehee 

Year: 2014 

125 Think Tank IX Valuing water: Perceived differences in attitude and u... file 4484 Oct 13, 2013

The recent explosion of second home development in tourism areas around the world is a reflection not only of the increased mobility of capital and people associated with the effects of globalization but also the development models employed ...

Author: Alison M. Gill, Peter W. Williams & Shelagh Thompson 

Year: 2009 

124 Think Tank V Using Theories of Stigma Management and Impression Man... file 4508 Oct 13, 2013

Researchers have noted that impression management is key to tourism crisis management planning and recovery (Ritchie et al., 2003:201); indeed, some have suggested that “crisis management is as much about dealing with human perceptions about...

Author: Bonalyn Nelson 

Year: 2005 

123 Think Tank VIII Emerging Green Tourists: Their Behaviours and Attitudes file 4540 Oct 13, 2013

The concerns are varied and are not necessarily important to all tourists and the influence they have on sustaining the industry is unknown. For years the tourism industry has used a number of mechanisms in an attempt to green operators. The...

Author: Sue Bergin-Seers & Judith Mair 

Year: 2008 

122 Think Tank X Sustainability: What Matters to Students, Educators, a... file 4540 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 

121 Think Tank XII Sustainable Tourism: Is it better to travel or not to ... file 4546 Nov 06, 2013

Tourism’s growing contribution to climate change has come to the forefront of the sustainable tourism literature as evidenced by the Journal of Sustainable Tourism’s (JOST) 2010 publication of a special issue titled “Tourism: Adapting to Cli...

Author: B. Bynum Boley 

Year: 2012 

120 Think Tank XIII Exploring the Relationship between Cultural Capital in... file 4577 Nov 06, 2013

There is substantial literature on the impacts of tourism on culture, both positive and negative, however, there are relatively few articles that explore the relationship between cultural capital and sustainable tourism. This paper will repo...

Author: Laurie Murphy & Andrea Schurmann 

Year: 2013 

119 Think Tank XI Visualising Sustainability: Reflections on Applied Stu... file 4580 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 

118 Think Tank XIV A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Sustainab... file 4584 Jun 26, 2014

Emerging tourist destinations can challenge ecological, economic, social, and quality of life barriers. These issues draw attention towards the consequences of increasing complexity that are often found as a tourist marketing system grows an...

Author: Sarah Duffy & Larry Dwyer 

Year: 2014 

OPA: 2014 Outstanding Paper Award Winner 

117 Think Tank V Crisis Communications and Tourism Recovery Strategies ... file 4585 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 

116 Think Tank XIX Exploring guest book inscriptions towards understandin... file 4609 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 

115 Think Tank VIII Lifestyle Oriented Small Tourism [LOST] Firms in the F... file 4630 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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