Interesting customer survey from the Cacao Pearl Resort in Palawan , a high-end eco-resort in the Eastern Island of the Philippines…
The survey was based on 283 travelers opinion and has highlighted that eco-resorts have to iprove Food, Facilities and Style to Attract High Spenders. Important are quality and variety of food, facilities on offer, and more design and stylish accommodations. The majority of survey respondents came from the US (40%), Canada (21%) and the UK (21%).
Eco-resorts scored well on cultural awareness, activities for travelers and opportunity to meet local communities. Air conditioning and Internet access were the two most missed items if not available.
The Cacao Pearl, Palawan: the world’s first non-profit and luxury eco-resort community will be built on a 124 acre private island in the Calamianes archipelago, at the northernmost tip of the Palawan Biosphere Reserve in the Philippines.
Very interesting fact: over 60% of respondent would pay between 10 to 20% extra for a hotel that qualifies as “eco-resort”.
So ! that’s a sign for hoteliers !
More info at the eco-resort website http://www.cacaoresorts.com/