15.2- Environment-Friendly Accommodation Facilities
This is a response indicator. In order to protect the environment, increase environmental awareness and promote contributions by the tourism operators to the environmental compliance activities, Ministry of Culture and Tourism grants the certificate and badge of “Environment-Friendly Accommodation Facility” (Green Star) to the accommodation facilities that have “Tourism Facility Certificate” and perform environmentally friendly activities. Ministry of Culture and Tourism provides a partial subsidy of the electricity expenses of the certificate owners.
As of the end of 2016, number of the facilities with the “Tourism Facility Certificate” was 3,641 with a capacity of 899,881 bed places in total. 381 of these (10.5%) possess “Environment-Friendly Accommodation Facility” certificate (Green star badge).
GRAPH 121- NUMBER OF GREEN STAR CERTIFICATED ACCOMODATION FACILITIES OVER THE YEARS
Source: Ministry of Culture and Tourism