Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island

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Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island

1.0 Introduction

With increased globalisation, the hotel industry is among the fastest growing economic
sectors, buoyed by increased leisure and business travels and growing domestic consumption.
However, the hotel sector operates in a very delicate industry that is faced with a myriad of
environmental, operational, and social challenges (Nowaczek, 2010). There is a growing social
concern about the impact of hotel operations on the environment and the society at large. The
success of the hotel industry depends on different factors like transportation which have an
impact on the environment (Vivanco, 2002; Reyes, 2013). In addition, the operations of the
industry also generate a lot of waste, greenhouse gases, and others that have an impact on the
environment. In response to these challenges, the hotel industry is showing some innovations
geared towards making their operations sustainability (Chan, 2011). Manta Resort, Pemba
Island is one of the hotels that are making such innovations.

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Description

Report on Sustainability Practice
Weight: 40%, Length: 2000 words (+-) 10%, excluding references and appendices
Task Description:
This report requires students to critically evaluate tourism practices and how such practices align with or deviate from
principles of sustainability. Students need to choose a tourism business in order to analyse their sustainability practices
based on given criteria. The tasks include:
1. Briefly outline the business chosen for this assessment. The business needs to be either an accommodation
provider or a tour company operating in a specific location. Travel agencies and global hotel chains are NOT
appropriate businesses for this assessment. It is recommended that the business needs to have enough
information available from online sources or that students can visit the operation to assist in their assessment.
2. Identify the most important sustainability issues and challenges facing the business and its operation. Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island.
3. Apply either Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Hotels and Tour Operators or The Ecotourism Australia
ROC and ECO certification criteria to assess how the business is addressing sustainability. Identify three (3)
areas of strength and three (3) areas of weakness in the business’s sustainability practice. The application of
the criteria will be directed by the student’s assessment of the important sustainability issues facing the
operation. Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island.
4. Based on your analysis and identification of weaknesses, make three recommendations to the business to
improve sustainability practices. Include peer reviewed articles to identify the problems associated with
implementing sustainable tourism and how suggested improvements could be made.
Notes:
1. You should have a minimum of 8 academic journal articles to support your analysis.
2. Do NOT cite your lecturers, or lecture notes as references.
3. You may use newspaper articles and other website reports as evidence of issues in addition to peer reviewed
articles. Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island.

Report Structure and Required Contents
1. Introduction (introducing the business and the purpose of the report)
2. Sustainability Issues (key economic, socio-cultural, and environmental issues and challenges the business is
facing)
3. Assessment of Operation (assess the business operation against key criteria in the sustainability certification
program you have chosen)
4. Strengths and weaknesses (based on your analysis in the last section, identify 3 strengths and 3 problematic
areas of the business’ sustainable practice)
5. Potential Improvement and concluding comments (make 3 recommendations based on the literature and/or
best practices and conclude the report)
6. References (use APA style) Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island.

2204HSL Individual Assignment

T1, 2017

Name: ________________________________ Student # __________________________________
Criteria

HD D C Pass Fail
Above 8.5/10
Above 12.75/15
Above 4.25/5

8.5-7.5/10
12.75-11.25/15
4.25-3.75/5

7.5-6.5/10
11.25-9.75/15
3.75-3.25/5

6.5-5/10
9.75-7.5/15
3.25-2.5/5

Below 5/10
Below 7.5/15
Below 2.5/5

Identifies an
appropriate business,
outlines the business
(10 marks)

Identifies a business
that perfectly fits the
purpose of the
assignment.
Excellent description
of the business

Identifies a business
that well fits the
purpose of the
assignment. Very
good description of
the business

Identifies a business
that fits the purpose
of the assignment.
Clear description of
the business

Identifies a business
that slightly fits the
purpose of the
assignment. Basic
description of the
business

Picks an
inappropriate
business, little or no
description of the
business

Identifies relevant
sustainable principles
in practice (10
marks)

Demonstrates a
deep analysis of
sustainability
principles

Demonstrates good
analysis of
sustainability
principles

Identifies some
analysis of
sustainability
principles

Adequate analysis of
sustainability
principles

Limited analysis

Demonstrates an
ability to apply
sustainability criteria
in the tourism
operation
(10 marks)

Comprehensively
applies sustainability
criteria to the
tourism sector
demonstrating
thorough
understanding

Effectively applies
sustainability criteria
to the tourism sector
in a manner which
demonstrates good
understanding

Applies sustainability
criteria to tourism
sector
demonstrating
adequate
understanding

Attempts to apply
sustainability criteria
to tourism sector

Provides only
superficial
application of
principles to tourism
sector

Demonstrates an
ability to critically
analyse and suggest
improvements.
(15 marks)

Comprehensive
analysis and a range
of improvements
with an
understanding of
relationships

Good analysis and
some improvements
with an
understanding of
relationships

Adequate analysis
and a range of
improvements with
adequate
understanding of
relationships

Adequate analysis
and a range of
improvements with
limited
understanding of
relationships

Incomplete analysis
and a range of
improvements with
limited
understanding of
relationships

Style and Mechanics
of Writing
(10 marks)

Writes by integrating
and interpreting
other’s and own
material in a fluent
and critical manner.
No spelling errors
and no grammatical
errors

Writes by integrating
and interpreting
others’ and own
material in a fluent
manner. No spelling
errors and
occasional
grammatical errors

Mostly writes by
integrating and
interpreting others
and own material.
No spelling errors
and some
grammatical errors

Mostly writes by
paraphrasing others’
material but with
some integration of
own ideas. Some
spelling errors and
some grammatical
errors

Mostly writes by
paraphrasing others’
material. Many
spelling errors and
many grammatical
errors

Adherence to
referencing and
citation standards
(5 marks)

Accurate referencing
which consistently
adheres to APA style
throughout

Good, consistent
referencing which
generally adheres to
APA style
throughout

Solid referencing
which generally
adheres to APA style
throughout

Some attempt at
referencing APA
style

Poor attempt at
referencing APA
style

Total Mark________/60

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Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island

1.0 Introduction

With increased globalisation, the hotel industry is among the fastest growing economic
sectors, buoyed by increased leisure and business travels and growing domestic consumption.
However, the hotel sector operates in a very delicate industry that is faced with a myriad of
environmental, operational, and social challenges (Nowaczek, 2010). Sustainability of the Manta Resort, Pemba Island.. There is a growing social
concern about the impact of hotel operations on the environment and the society at large. The
success of the hotel industry depends on different factors like transportation which have an
impact on the environment (Vivanco, 2002; Reyes, 2013). In addition, the operations of the
industry also generate a lot of waste, greenhouse gases, and others that have an impact on the
environment. In response to these challenges, the hotel industry is showing some innovations
geared towards making their operations sustainability (Chan, 2011). Manta Resort, Pemba
Island is one of the hotels that are making such innovations…………….

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