Leisure parks are starting to reopen. This is the case with the Asterix park and the Futuroscope, two of the main French sites. Eco guest of franceinfo, Dominique Thillaud, CEO of La Compagnie des Alpes, their parent company, assures us that “the recovery is very encouraging “.
“All the hotels in Parc Asterix are full for the next three weekends”, he explains. For next summer, the leader hopes “at least the same attendance as last year“.”And we hope to do better! “, he adds.
Compagnie des Alpes is also the world leader in ski areas. The successive closures of leisure parks and ski lifts weighed heavily on the group, despite the aid received: “Since March 15, 2020, more than 800 million “, were lost, including 500 for mountain activities, announces Dominique Thillaud.
The group wants to participate in the diversification of mountain activities, and not only in winter: “To be able to go up in altitude in the morning, to go on an electric mountain bike, to have lunch in such a place, then to make a ‘nature spa’ break, to go down on a zip line, to have an outdoor concert in the evening “, imagine the CEO of Compagnie des Alpes who sees his group in “aggregator “ of these activities.
The company has just announced a capital increase of 231 million euros. “The objective is to resume tomorrow’s growth through today’s investments “, explains Dominique Thillaud: “For example, we think we may have a water park, next to the Asterix park “.