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INTERVIEWQUESTIONNAIREFORRESORTMANAGEMENTS

This is a questionnaire to obtain information on resorts of Maldives for my final year thesis
paper. This interview based questionnaire aims to get information on resource management
approaches the resorts have in place to ensure environmental/ economical/ and cultural
sustainability.Thisisanexpertopinionbasedquestionnaireandthereforeitispreferablethat
the answers for this questionnaire be provided by an authoritative person in the resort
management.Theanswersofthisinterviewwillbeanalyzedbasedonhowtheapproachesthe
resorthaveinplacecanhelpwithitssustainability.Theresortwillalsobeconsideredasacase
studyforthisresearch.
*iftherequiredspaceisnotsufficientforyouranswer,pleaseaddfurtherpagesalongwith
the question number and email this document at tiggmanje@gmail.com as well as any
further information/documents that are relevant to the questions asked in this interview.
Thankyou.

Name:

Designation: .
ResortName:.

1. Does your company abide by all local, regional, national and international
environmentallawsandregulations?Yes____No____

2. Can you please list actions taken by your resort to support and educate customers
aboutlocal,regional,nationalandinternationalenvironmentallawsandregulations
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3. Does your company provide trainings, briefings or literature for employees and
tourists regarding good environmental practices for snorkeling, diving, and other
varioustypesofrecreationalactivitiesprovidedbytheresort?Yes____No____

4. Couldyoupleasetellhowsuchawarenesseducationisconductedatyourfacility?
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5. Doesyourresortsupporttheuseenvironmentallyfriendlyproductsinallaspectsofits
management?Yes____No____

6. Couldyoupleasetelluswhattypesofenvironmentallyfriendlyapproachesyouhave
inplaceandhowitsmaintained?
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7. Does you resort take any measurements to reduce your energy consumption and
wasteproduction?Yes____No____

8. Whatapproachesdoyouhaveinplacetomanagethewasteproducedatyourfacility?
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9. Whatmeasurementsareinplaceatyourresorttoensurelowerenergyconsumption
byvisitorsandemployees?
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10. Doesyourresortinvolvelocalsfromnearbyatolls/islandsinyourprogramsorasan
attractiontovisitorsasadisplayofculturefromMaldives?Yes____No____

11. Howdoesyourresortensurethatlocalsfromnearbyislands/atollsarebenefittedby
thevisitorsinyourresort?
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12. Doyoumakeuseofsustainableindicatorsfortourismmanagementinmanagingthe
naturalresourcesinandaroundyourresort?Yes____No____

13. Whatarethesustainableindicatorsthatyourresortuses?
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14. Does your resort participate in events / contribute to programs promoting


sustainabilityandenvironmentalprotection?Yes____No____

15. DoesyourresorthaveanyaffiliationswithanyNGOs?Yes____No____

16. Could you please list down NGOs and organizations that conduct programs/ events
withyou,andwhatthoseprogramswere?
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17. WhatdoyouthinkarethemajorconcernsfortourismdevelopmentinMaldivesright
now?
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18. Are you confident that the approaches you have in place at your resort can help
sustaintheresortinthisindustryinthelongrun?
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19. Inyouropinion,whatneedstobedoneinthisindustryinMaldivestomakeitmore
sustainableenvironmentally,economicallyandculturallyinthefuture?
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THANKYOUFORTAKINGTHETIMETOPROVIDETHEANSWERSFORTHISINTERVIEW.ITIS
GREATLYAPPRECIATED.