ERKE offers consultancy towards the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism Green Star Certificate for the specific aim of applying green principles to touristic facilities towards sustainable tourism development. Sustainable practices in tourism significantly increase the brand value and preferability of facilities along with the achieved reduction of environmental damage.

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism launched the“Environmental Consciousness in Tourism Campaign” in 1993 to protect the environment, raise environmental awareness and encourage positive environmental input from touristic facilities within the framework of sustainable tourism.

Facilities that satisfy the basic criteria of this certificate are taken into consideration. Based on the points achieved the stars showing touristic class are marked in green on their certificates and the applicant is given an Environmentally Conscious Resort Certificate. This certification service is provided upon demand from touristic facilities that work towards environmental consciousness.

Holiday Resorts:

Class Minimum points
5 Star Holiday Village 330
5 Star Hotel 300
4 Star Holiday Village 280
4 Star Hotel 230
3 Star Hotel 170
1-2 Star Hotels and Other Accommodation Facilities 140

Urban Facilities:

Class Minimum points
5 Star Hotel 250
4 Star Hotel 200
3 Star Hotel 170
1-2 Star Hotels and Other Accommodation Facilities 140