Capricious weather and elections: how is the tourism sector in the Marais Poitevin facing the double punishment? Discover the tips to avoid ruining your vacation!

IN SHORT
  • Capricious weather : impact on the tourism sector
  • Elections : a double penalty for the Marais Poitevin
  • Tips : how not to ruin your vacation despite everything

In the Marais Poitevin, unpredictable weather and elections can impact the tourism sector. Find out how to face these challenges and make the most of your vacation with practical and effective tips.

Capricious weather and drop in attendance

At the campsite reception Green Venice from Coulon (Vienna), Nadège notes a notable decrease in French tourists. With a campsite attendance down 15% in June, the weather has a lot to do with it. Compared to normal for the period 1991-2020, precipitation was twice as heavy this year.

Impact of elections on vacations

In addition to the weather, the legislative campaign also has an influence. Many vacationers prefer to leave early to be able to participate in the elections. There are a notable number of people who want to vote themselves and therefore decide to modify their vacation schedule.

Local impacts

Jean-Michel, head of Green Venice Relay, also notes a slight drop in attendance. Important election events tend to make tourists indecisive because they don’t really know where we’re going. This hesitation translates into fewer reservations.

Opening of the season despite everything

Ervine, manager of the hotel-restaurant The Central, also observed a drop in calls. She notices that significant election years still have an influence on tourist numbers. However, she remains optimistic because the season is just starting and can still hold some good surprises.

Recruitment of seasonal workers

With the opening of the summer holidays, some establishments are still looking for staff. Although most tourism professionals have managed to find employees, some, like the hotel-restaurant Le Central, are still looking for a maid and a cook. To apply, interested parties can send an e-mail to le-central-coulon@wanadoo.fr or call 05 49 35 90 20.

Practical advice for a successful stay

  • Plan your outings based on the weather forecast. Consider having activities under shelter in case of rain.
  • If you have to vote, don’t forget to find out how to vote by proxy so as not to disrupt your vacation.
  • Book your accommodation in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises and get the best options.
  • Don’t forget to consult the reservation and cancellation conditions in order to remain flexible in the face of unforeseen circumstances.

To summarize, despite unpredictable weather and the elections, by following a few practical tips, it is entirely possible to spend a pleasant vacation in the Marais Poitevin. Tourism professionals are responsive and adaptable to offer an unforgettable experience to their visitors.