In Savoie, Courchevel relies on teleworking to save its season

Would videoconferences be more enjoyable with a view of magnificent snow-capped peaks? While the reopening of the ski lifts remains uncertain, it is no longer only holidaymakers who are courted by the stations, but also teleworkers. Courchevel is the first to launch offers aimed at this clientele.

“The number of employees working remotely has exploded. There is therefore real potential ”, estimates Gilles Delaruelle, director of the Courchevel Tourist Office. The Savoyard ski resort, famous for its palaces, wants to appeal to teleworkers with a 40% discount on apartment rentals, from March 13 to April 10, in the hamlet of La Tania.

A powerful Internet connection

“A month’s rental will cost 1560 euros instead of 2600 euros, for accommodation with 4 places”, explains Gilles Delaruelle, convinced that companies are ready to offer this working environment to their employees. “They understand more and more that if their teams work in a postcard landscape, they will be more productive. And then people need the great outdoors. We saw it during confinement, with the rush of city dwellers at altitude! “

The apartments, designed for tourists, do not offer real ergonomic workstations, but the Tourist Office affirms that the essential is ensured thanks to a high-performance Internet connection, inherited from the requirements of its wealthy clientele.

We will have to wait to know if the operation, launched on January 11, will be successful. “We are confident there are a lot of calls. But that will never compensate for the deficit of the season ”, tempers Gilles Delaruelle.

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