COMPAGNIE DES ALPES PREPARING TO REOPEN ALL ITS SITES
Paris, 11 June 2020 - As of July 1, all Compagnie des Alpes leisure parks will
These reopenings will be staggered over time in accordance with administrative
authorisations and have already begun. Walibi Holland, which opened on 25 May,
was the first site to welcome visitors, followed a few days later by Familypark
in Austria (on 29 May).
Futuroscope and Chaplin's World in Vevey, Switzerland, will open their gates on
Saturday, 13 June. This will be followed by the opening of Parc Astérix on 15
June, Grévin Paris on 18 June, and Walibi Rhône-Alpes on 20 June. Finally, if
the Île-de-France region is upgraded to a green zone on 22 June, France
Miniature will reopen on 26 June.
As for the sites in Belgium (Walibi Belgium and Aqualibi, Bellewaerde and the
Aquapark), the authorities recently gave the go-ahead to reopen on 1 July.
The reopening of the leisure parks is a first step towards a normal resumption
The Group has worked with the industry's professional bodies to devise health
safety plans allowing its sites to be reopened under conditions approved by the
authorities. As the leisure parks are categorised as private-public outdoor
facilities, each Group's park has therefore implemented its flow management,
and marketing, to ensure the success of these reopenings under the conditions
of optimal health security for its visitors and employees.
Once the sites are open, visitors to the leisure parks will enjoy their very
first experience of the new hotel at Parc Astérix "Les Quais de Lutèce", new
ride at Futuroscope "Objectif Mars" and new attractions and newly developed
areas at Bellewaerde, Walibi Rhône-Alpes and Familypark.
As for ski areas, the Pissaillas glacier in Val d'Isère has been open since 6
June, as has the glacier at Les 2 Alpes. The first La Plagne village will open
on 13 June (the others will open between 27 June and 4 July), then Tignes will
open on 27 June. Lastly, Les Arcs, Les Menuires, Méribel and all the Grand
Massif resorts will open on 4 July.
Commenting on these reopenings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dominique
Marcel said: "Keenly aware of our responsibilities, we are delighted to see our
sites gradually re-open. We have been extremely active inside and outside the
Group to make this happen, and I want to thank everyone who has worked hard to
ensure that reopenings run as smoothly as possible. We are now ready to welcome
the public and we hope that visitors will soon be keen and excited to come
enjoy our sites. The tireless efforts made by Compagnie des Alpes in the last
few years to make its sites more appealing, to introduce digital tools and to
further improve customer satisfaction are now major assets that will help us to
* Q3 2019/2020 sales: Thursday, 23 July 2020, after market close
* FY 2019/2020 sales: Thursday, 22 October 2020, after market close
* FY 2019/2020 results: Tuesday, 8 December 2020, before market close
Since it was founded in 1989, Compagnie des Alpes has established itself as an
uncontested global leader in the leisure industry. At the helm of 11 of the
world's most prestigious ski resorts (Tignes, Val d'Isère, Les Arcs, La
Plagne, Les Menuires, Les 2 Alpes, Méribel, Serre-Chevalier, etc.) and 12
renowned leisure destinations (Parc Astérix, Grévin, Walibi, Futuroscope,
etc.), the company is steadily expanding in Europe (France, the Netherlands,
Belgium, etc.) and, more recently, at the international level (Grévin
Montréal in 2013, Chaplin's World by Grévin in April 2016, Familypark in
Austria in April 2019, and engineering and management assistance contracts in
China, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Morocco and Japan). CDA also owns
stakes in 4 ski areas, including Chamonix.
During the fiscal year ended 30 September 2019, CDA facilities welcomed more
than 23.5 million visitors and generated consolidated revenue of EUR854
With around 5,000 employees, Compagnie des Alpes works with its partners to
build projects that generate unique experiences, the opposite of a standardised
concept. Exceptional leisure activities for everyone.
CDA is included in the following indices: CAC All-Shares, CAC All-Tradable, CAC
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