Local or regional government agency
Because in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, tourism is one of the driving forces behind development, the General Council is working to strengthen tourism potential, develop the range of activities on offer, improve accommodation and support the promotion of activities and major sites. In cooperation with tourist offices, it finances studies on the possibilities of local development, helps them in their communication projects and particularly supports collective and innovative initiatives. It contributes to the development of outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling and equestrian tourism. Owner of the Gourette and Pierre-Saint-Martin ski areas, where it has carried out major modernization work, the General Council now wishes to develop commercial accommodation there.