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(1.a) Who owns the Lodge? Please clarify if
private, family, public, municipal, NGO, cooperative, as well as
the nationality and place of birth of the owner.
(1.i) What is the total area of
the Lodge including rooms and common areas (in sq. metres)
(2.a) Lodge Sitting (how was
(2.b) Policy followed
(2.g) Water Management:
(2.i) Waste management:
(2.j) Insect, pest
(2.k) Energy Sources,
Use & Saving Measures:
(2.l) Noise Protection:
(2.m) Accessible by
public transport? If yes, please provide instructions from
(2.n) What is the
recommended way of reaching your Lodge from the nearest
(2.o) Distance from nearby
village / city:
(2.p) Architectural Features:
(2.q) Construction Materials:
(2.r) Landscape Management:
(3.a) Initiation or participation
in local projects:
(3.c) Direct Donations:
(3.d) Who took the initiative to
build this Lodge?
(3.e) Did the local community
participate in the decision-making process concerning the founding and
creation of this Lodge?
(3.f) How are profits
distributed, and who decides about it?
(3.g) Are there any national and
local taxes to be paid or are you exempt?
(3.h) What percentage of
consumables are locally sourced, how many are nationally sourced, and how
many are imported?
(3.i) Do you cultivate food for
(3.j) Do you have any agreements
with local producers?
(3.k) Have ever you received any
funding, state, national, private or international and for what purposes?
(3.l) What is the average double
room rate (excluding breakfast) per room per night?
(4.a) Do your employees
have health insurance?
(4.b) Do your employees
have paid leave?
(4.c) Are your
employees entitled to maternity leave?
(4.d) Do you pay your
employees above the minimum wage? (Please state minimum wage,
and provide salary details):
(4.e) Average and
maximum working day, and work hours per week:
(4.f) Do you employ
your staff all year round? (If not, please explain arrangement)
(4.g) Do you employ
immigrants? Are they offered the same remuneration & benefits?
(4.h) Do you employ
trainees? Please explain what type of tasks they perform, how
much they are paid, and how many hours do they work and how do
you source them?
(4.i) Do you use
volunteers? Please explain what tasks they are given?
(4.j) Do you offer
concessions to elderly visitors?
(4.k) Is there disabled
access at your Lodge?
(4.l) What measures are
in place to protect the local (or the indigenous) population
from some adverse impacts of tourism?
(4.m) Do you undertake
any poverty reduction initiatives or does your operation
contribute to poverty reduction?
(4.n) Do you undertake
any inequality reduction initiatives or does your operation
contribute to inequality reduction?
(4.o) Do you undertake
any injustice reduction initiatives or does your operation
contribute to injustice reduction?
(4.p) What is the
minimum, average and maximum age of your employees?
(4.q) How many
employees do you have?
(5.a) Is there a local community
/ e.g. a nearby village?
(5.b) Do guests
interact with the local community and how?
(5.c) What type of
information is available to guests at the property:
(5.d) What type of
activities are available to guests at the property:
(5.e) Local guided
tours for guests:
(5.f) Events /
presentations held at the facility so far:
programme for children:
(5.h) Research /
Publications produced / assisted by the property so far:
(5.i) Is the local
community at all involved in the operation of the Lodge and how?
(6.a). Please state any awards or
green certificates won by the property and provide scanned photos of
(6.b). Have there been any independent (i.e. not paid or otherwise related to you) guest reviews, newspaper, radio, TV or guidebook reviews on your property, which may support any of your replies above? If so please provide detailed information and links (up to 10)
The Hindu, a national daily, has reviewed our property (January 1, 2009)
AMRITA Television (Web: www.amritatv.com) has
telecasted the total property in a programme called "Haritha
Bhratham" (Green India)
(6.c). Please sign to indicate your agreement with the following:
I hereby declare that all my answers are true and accurate to the best of my knowledge and understand that I and/or my company will not have the right to veto or 'hide' our ECOCLUB Rating, which will be decided in the manner specified at http://www.ecoclub.com/rating if we find it unfavourable. I also understand that the rating will be valid for a minimum of 1 Year, and a maximum of 3 Years. By submitting this questionnaire I indicate acceptance of all ECOCLUB.com Rating terms, conditions and procedures as stated at http://www.ecoclub.com/rating and understand that these may be modified at any time without notice.
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Your Name: Unni Thrikovil - Date: 21 January 2010
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