How is the QualityCoast Award attributed?
- The QualityCoast Award is attributed on the basis of information to be provided by the applicant(s) through an Application Form.
- For many of the policy related indicators (especially the GSTC indicators) the applicant is invited to make a self-assessment by giving destination a rate from 1 to 5 (“1” meaning absence of any relevant policy for the indicator, and “5” meaning full availability of policy concerned);
- The Application Form is evaluated and assessed by the QualityCoast Secretariat. The Secretariat may ask or hire the services of local experts.
- A draft assessment is then reviewed by a number of members of the international QualityCoast Jury.
- The Secretariat and the Jury assign scores to all indicators, ranging from 1 to 5; “1” meaning absence of any quality (or no information provided for an indicator); and “5” indicating excellence for an indicator. The self assessment rates will also be reviewed and considered by the Secretariat and the Jury.
- The score per criterium is based on the scores and weight factors of its indicators.
- The average scores of all 20 criteria will then be calculated. This will be the final score.
- The Jury will issue a report with a complete list of criteria scores and with suggestions for further improvement.