ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Rating - Rules, Guidelines & Terms (Last update: 26 April 2017)
ECOCLUB.com - International Ecotourism Club operates a unique Ecolodge Rating programme based on our Ecological Tourism Criteria. Launched in January 2008, our rating process keeps evolving but from day one our aim was to minimise our rating systems impact on the environment and to avoid all conflicts of interest. Therefore we use no flashy brochures, there is no travel involved, the whole process is completed online and ratings are determined in a transparent and direct democratic manner (Public Vote by ECOCLUB.com Members) without the ECOCLUB.com Team being involved so as to avoid all conflicts of interest.
ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Rating is available, at no extra charge - so that we have no financial incentive whatsoever - to Business Members who own eco-friendly accommodation facilities, such as Lodges, Boutique Hotels, B&Bs, Agritourism facilities, that have been in operation for at least 1 year (so that they have a track record).
To see the ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodges click here.
STEP 1: The Ecolodge Owner completes an online application to express interest in being Rated.
Eligible applicants will be asked to complete the ECOCLUB.com Rating Questionnaire to the best of their ability and explain in detail, providing pictorial and video evidence on how they meet each one of our five criteria.
STEP 2: ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Rating Questionnaire Completion & Rating Page Preparation
On receipt of the answers, we will use the Questionnaire Replies to prepare the Ecolodge Rating Page. We reserve the right to edit text and images for clarity & space but we will never alter or enhance replies.
STEP 3: ECOCLUB.com Member Vote & Recognition as an ECOCLUB.com Rated Ecolodge
We will then ask ECOCLUB.com Members who have been Members for at least 1 Year (to avoid Candidates inviting people to sign up just to produce a favourable rating) to review the Ecolodge Rating Page within 60 days and to offer a Rating. In 2017. Ratings are submitted online and are
1. Non-Eligible Facilities: Facilities which make any sort of discrimination including gender, race, colour, language, religion, political or
2. Rating stays forever: Applicants do not have the right to veto or to request that their ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Rating Page is hidden if they find it unfavourable. All ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Rating Pages are permanently displayed. When there is a new Rating for a Lodge, the old Rating page will also be displayed for comparison purposes.
3. New Rating: Applicants may request a new rating two years after the previous rating completion date.
How to Proceed:
To request an ECOCLUB.com Ecolodge Rating please complete the online rating application form.