Everybody knows travel drains energy resources and the Reka has long been trying to limit this. It has therefore always chosen to locate its Reka Holiday Villages in areas that are within easy reach by public transport. It has systematically limited its air travel offers and ‘drawn‘ the well-known Reka activities radius around Switzerland.
Offers such as in the Reka Holiday Village in Urnäsch, for example, are also naturally ecologically sustainable. Here families experience this ‘hands-on‘ with local produce made without industrial additives or processes. This is why one of the Reka’s aims is to stage regional themes ecologically without wasting energy resources, combining these with traditional tourism offers.
For a tourist accommodation provider the most significant savings in natural energy resources are naturally to be made in the building and energy spheres.The Reka has set itself very strict targets in this respect. It therefore aims to build new facilities according to the SIA’s Energy Efficiency Path, a requirement that has already been met with the two Minergie-standard constructions in Urnäsch and Disentis. The Reka Holiday Villages in Bergün, Montfaucon and Hasliberg are now also committed to using pellets or wood chips instead of fuel oil for heating. In 2014 the Reka opened a facility at the Holiday Village in Blatten-Belalp that obtains its entire heating energy from solar power and geothermal energy. In the other existing facilities, energy consumption should drop 30% by 2021 and the percentage of fossil fuel and non-renewable energy sources used should be reduced by 70%.