So, what does this mean – no hot tubs?
In an ideal world, we would provide chalet holidays without hot tubs. But here’s the rub…..
For a very large proportion of our clients, a hot tub is currently an absolute Must-Have and if we were to get rid of all our hot tubs, our business would really suffer and we would struggle to pay the salaries of those who depend on us for their livelihoods.
We can’t change our industry overnight but we need to start a conversation and do something to start moving the dial on this difficult subject
So, our approach is not to cut out the use of hot tubs at our chalets, but to make people think twice about how they use the hot tub, and, in the warmer seasons, question whether or not they really need one.
Last year we introduced a Responsible Hot Tub Initiative to make hot tub use ‘opt-in’ only in the summer, and to give winter and shoulder season guests the option of opting out. We made sure that guests received considerable monetary rewards for making the green choice of not using a hot tub.
So far, only a minority of our guests that have booked for summer 2023 have opted-in to include hot tub usage on their holiday, plus so far a few winter guests have opted out. Not using a hot tub has saved these guests €200 on the price of their chalet holiday.
We’re delighted at the uptake and positive feedback we have had on the scheme and as we head towards the warmer months of spring and summer, we’re hoping to see more guests join the initiative. These green options are built into our booking process so all guests receive the information, but to find out exactly how it works check out the details below.
Finally, if you are joining us and planning to use the hot tub, please remember to help us prevent unnecessary mid-week water changes. You can do so by showering and removing all make-up and sunscreen before entering the hot tub, and keeping all breakable objects, especially glass, away from the tub.
As we step up our efforts to counter the climate emergency, we thank all of our guests for supporting us on this journey. For more ways to reduce the carbon footprint of your holiday and receive customer rewards, take a moment to discover our Green Rewards scheme.