A NEW TREND IN THE HOTEL INDUSTRY: ECOLODGES
B. ERDEM1, N. TETİK2
1 "Balıkesir" University, The School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Çağış Campus, Balıkesir, Turkey,e-mail: email@example.com
2 "Balıkesir" University, The School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Çağış Campus, Balıkesir, Turkey,e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABSTRACT. – A New Trend in the Hotel Industry: Ecolodges. The change phenomenon is deeply affecting the business world as well as all other fields in social life. One of the fields being affected from the change is the tourism and hotel establishments, which are its basic components. Today, while tourism rapidly continues to develop all around the world, on the other hand, one can see that different hotel concepts are created in parallel to new travelling tendencies. In recent years, since the tendencies particularly for environmental friendly practices have gradually developed, an accommodationconcept called “eco-hotels” or "ecolodge” or “green hotel” has occurred. In this study, the importance of ecolodges which are one of the newest trends in hotel industry, is being discussed. Today, ecolodges are one of the first choices for hotel investments in many destinations. In this study, the samples presented are quite interesting and it is anticipated that with its such aspect, it will be quite beneficial to hotel investors and hotel managers.
Keywords: changing, tourism, hotel establishments, environmental-friendship practices,ecolodges.