See also: Le Mat history
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- sustainable tourism
- responsible tourism without access barriers
- tourism that can help people to understand and to appreciate diversity
Many of us have some experience of social exclusion because of unemployment, disability, mental illness or other reasons. Many of us had to fight hard for social inclusion, our rights, our equal opportunities. Therefore we are convinced that our environment, our local communities, need to widen their horizons, to become more open, to be more able to include diversity.
Tourists, travellers, strangers can help us to open our minds and can enrich our environment. We like to welcome these strangers, to include them to our community.
That’s why we decided to become hoteliers, to open hotels, hostels and B&Bs.
We act as a network, a support structure for social co-operatives. We use a special method to transfer and to replicate our quality criteria and success secrets - we call it Le Mat’s social franchise - in order to offer our guests the Le Mat hospitality in every town, region, mountain all over Europe and maybe also all over the world. We are members of ESFN, the European Social Franchising Network http://www.socialfranchising.coop
Le Mat is a registered trademark but we are convinced open source entrepreneurs and that’s why you can find some of our manuals on our web site.
Be welcome to join our planning community Le Mat, become a social hotelier or tourism actor, become a social entrepreneur.
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