Survey on Tourism-related businesses in rural Algarve


This survey is part of a research project conducted by a team from the University of the Algarve, funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). The main aim of the project is to explore the impacts of tourism-related businesses owned by foreign residents in the rural areas of the Algarve.  

If you are a foreign national with any type of tourism-oriented business in a rural area of the Algarve, this survey is for you! Your co-operation is greatly appreciated.  

The survey is entirely confidential and the data you provide will be stored securely and will not be used for any purposes other than our research. On no account will we reveal any aspect of your personal data to others.  

Instructions for completing the questionnaire: Please try to answer as fully as possible, but if you come to any question you do not wish to answer please leave it and move on to the next one. 


The questionnaire should take around 10 minutes to complete 

There are 33 questions in this survey.

A note on privacy
This survey is anonymous.
The record of your survey responses does not contain any identifying information about you, unless a specific survey question explicitly asked for it. If you used an identifying token to access this survey, please rest assured that this token will not be stored together with your responses. It is managed in a separate database and will only be updated to indicate whether you did (or did not) complete this survey. There is no way of matching identification tokens with survey responses.