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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hey there ski enthusiasts !

So I'm French, I'm studying tourism in Chambéry (very close to the French Alps) and I need help.
I'm writing this research paper about how the labels are relevant to the attractiveness of French ski resorts and I have to do a quantitative survey among international visitors.

The thing is that I don't know that many foreign skiers, so I don't have enough answers to make this survey legitimate. 
So I was wondering if you could take 5 minutes to answer it ? It is very easy, you just have to check boxes.

Here is the link to the form:
http://goo.gl/forms/9Xk5lMoEx6

Hope you won't find too many mistakes ... Pardon my French  ;-)

Thank you VERY much for you help !!

 

Chloé

post #2 of 16

click at your own risk!

post #3 of 16

Your response set for "translations" is not set up correctly...fyi..it rejects multiple responses in the same COLUMN - which is not logical

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

Oh so sorry about that ! I fixed the column problem-thing, hope it's okay now.

 

Thank you for letting me know :)

post #5 of 16

It works now, that was efficient. You have a response, very French in your expeditiousness.

 

Loved L'Espace Killy - the TR below about a 12 year old exploring tells the story better than anything I could, or just watch the YouTube video in the TR - speaks louder than any words. Lots of specific details in their about terrain (visuals and maps), places to stay eat and gear , and of course Ski Guides/Instructors.

 

Good luck Chloe - French efficiency was better at Tignes-Val D'Isere than any other that I can recall and most of all, the Lifties were as friendly to kids as are the ones here on the East Coast slopes of the US or Western Ski areas in the US. That quality is a hallmark of ski-area courtesy after all today's kid-beginners are tomorrow's lifelong skiers/riders.

post #6 of 16
Labels? You mean signs? IMG_6556.JPG
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by ChloeHallet View Post
 

Hey there ski enthusiasts !

So I'm French, I'm studying tourism in Chambéry (very close to the French Alps) and I need help.
I'm writing this research paper about how the labels are relevant to the attractiveness of French ski resorts and I have to do a quantitative survey among international visitors.

The thing is that I don't know that many foreign skiers, so I don't have enough answers to make this survey legitimate. 
So I was wondering if you could take 5 minutes to answer it ? It is very easy, you just have to check boxes.

Here is the link to the form:
http://goo.gl/forms/9Xk5lMoEx6

Hope you won't find too many mistakes ... Pardon my French  ;-)

Thank you VERY much for you help !!

 

Chloé

 

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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Labels? You mean signs? IMG_6556.JPG


I just sent  her a PM in French to ask what she means by "labels"

post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Pacobillie View Post
 

 


I just sent  her a PM in French to ask what she means by "labels"

No answer from her yet.  Looking at the survey, I fathom that what she means is "foreign language signs", but "labels" would be a very awkward  translation, as the french word for "labels" is "étiquettes".  BTW, "étiquette", in the singular form, can also mean "good manners".  That is why I am confused and I asked her to explain.  

post #9 of 16
From context in the survey, I thought what she meant was something like Deer Valley is labeled a Groomer Paradise, Whitefish is known for its Fog, Hunter is a Zoo, stuff like that. No?
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

From context in the survey, I thought what she meant was something like Deer Valley is labeled a Groomer Paradise, Whitefish is known for its Fog, Hunter is a Zoo, stuff like that. No?

agreed. to me it sounds either as

 

a)branding by the resort (self declared by the marketing departement or local tourist office)

 

b) in France a label is something official that must respond to a list of criteria. so maybe there are official-labels for resort that require the resort to have certian accomodation/programms to be called this. (for example a familly label msut have 60% blues and green, a daycare, a large snowschool and some familly entyertainement...)

 

 

anyways.. the Survey need some work as it is far from being clear... i'd be cautious of whatever results it yields...

post #11 of 16
Could it be that mysterious European one star, two star hotel thing that puts stars for amenities, rather than performance? That always confuses me.
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

I meant "label" as quality certification, as Yann explained it. 

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Originally Posted by yann View Post

 

b) in France a label is something official that must respond to a list of criteria. so maybe there are official-labels for resort that require the resort to have certian accomodation/programms to be called this. (for example a familly label msut have 60% blues and green, a daycare, a large snowschool and some familly entyertainement...)

To be granted certain "label" a resort, a tourist center or a hotel has to respond to a list of criteria. An official and independent organisation verifies that it is accurate, that it meets the requirements, and if so, the "label" is granted. So the "label" works as a proof of a certain level of quality. 

These labels/certifications can be about Family, the environment or the ability to accommodate a public with disabilities. 

 

I am sorry it was not clear enough, as I told Guy, when you're working on something you feel like everyone understands what you're talking about. Adding to that the fact that my English is far from being perfect, it leads to misunderstandings, so again very sorry !

Anyway, thank you very much for taking the time to answer it and to give me advices on how to improve it!

post #13 of 16
I'm not sure how valid the responses are, given our lack of understanding of what it was about. I know mine probably aren't. This doesn't exist in the US, so probably you can delete all those surveys as not being in the right context.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I'm not sure how valid the responses are, given our lack of understanding of what it was about.

We don't usually let little things like understanding get in the way of a well intended reply! wink.gif
post #15 of 16

The survey is somewhat flawed, because many of the questions are based upon the assumption that, as a foreigner, I do not speak French; but I do!  As a matter of fact, it is my first language. 

 

I am probably one of the few respondents who are in that situation, but it would have been better if the survey had contemplated that possibility.

post #16 of 16

scheiBe ! Pack you menority , ok, this american canada site

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