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owns the Lodge?: Please clarify if private, family, public, municipal,
NGO, cooperative, as well as the nationality and place of birth of the
manages the Lodge?
many rooms are there?
many beds are there?
many employees are there?
many employees are from the same village / city?
applicable, do employees or the community own any shares or share part of
is the total size of the land on which the Lodge is built?
has access to the Lodge’s facilities and its land and for what uses?
(2.a) Lodge Siting (how was location chosen):
(2.b) Policy followed during construction:
(2.g) Water Management:
(2.i) Waste management:
(2.j) Insect, pest control:
(2.k) Energy Sources, Use & Saving Measures:
(2.l) Noise Protection:
(2.m) Accessible by public transport?:
(If yes, please
provide instructions from nearby city.)
(2.n) What is the recommended way of reaching your Lodge
from the nearest International airport?
(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.b) Contact, cooperation with local organisations:
(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
(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 the guests?
(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?
(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
(4.e) Average and maximum working day, and work hours
(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, 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
(5.a) Is there a local community / e.g. a nearby
(5.b) Do guests interact with the local community and
(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
(5.f) Events / presentations held at the facility so
(5.g) Specific programme for
(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?
(6.1). Please state any awards or green certificates won
by the property:
We had received a 'Green Global' Lite certificate - download report (pdf - 314 kb).
(6.2). 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).
We are published in the “Eco hotels of the world” book and mentioned on their web site http://www.ecohotelsoftheworld.com/homepage.html . We are mentioned as one of the first real “eco lodge” in Laos by Lonely Planet, Laos edition. We are also mentioned on our guides like La Guide Du Routard, Stephan Loose (Germany) and others. We are mentioned on the French website www.voyagespourlaplanete.com We received reviews by customers on www.tripadvisors.com .
(6.3). Please propose up to 5 people with full title and contact details who are well-informed about your Lodge and are ready to back your statements in this application.
Two references were provided. They were both contacted by ECOCLUB to review the application and have both confirmed its accuracy.
(6.4). Is there anything else you feel relevant to this
questionnaire, that you have not already covered?
(6.5). 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 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.
(Please enter (paste) your signature below or type your initials to indicate acceptance)
Your Name: Massimo Mera - Date: 20 July 2009
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