Sustainability Statement for Eresin Hotels Sultanahmet

Tourism and Environment

Tourism and the environment are concepts that symbolize a common relationship. While the environment is a source of tourism, the most important effects of tourism are on the environment. It is obvious that these relations are of vital nature and that the environment must live for tourism to exist.

From such a point of view, there is no area or process that is not covered by the environment.

A tourism activity that is not well managed; It can create negative effects such as the degradation of the environment and landsace. Moreover, it can also pollute the natural resources such as air, water and soil, threatening public health. Touristic regions that can make the natural environment attractive today and in the future; When they bring together the human structure on the one hand and the touristic facilities on the other hand with the natural landscape and architectural features in a balanced way, they will be able to get a greater share from the economic benefits of tourism.

Relationships between tourism and the environment; it demonstrates that the environment contributes to the creative elements of tourism while also being a destructive element of the environment. Tourism, in addition, serves as an environmental safeguard. While this situation demonstrates the existence of a contradiction in tourism and environmental relations, it brings effectiveness to the environmental protection function, which is caused by the complementary feature of the same event and by well-organized tourism.

Tourism must be economically sustainable to maximize its benefits on the environment in which it takes place and to ensure long-term development by reducing its adverse effects.

Why is Sustainability Important?

The natural environment does not have an unlimited amount of resources, but humans tend to use them as if they do. However, there is a growing number of consumers who are environmentally conscious and prefer eco-friendly products, which puts pressure on businesses to be more environmentally sensitive but also presents an opportunity for them to gain a competitive advantage, reduce costs, and make economic gains.

Tourism relies on natural, historical, cultural, and geographical resources, which are seen as raw materials in the hospitality industry and used to create and market touristic products. The quality of the environment is crucial in promoting a destination, as there is a positive correlation between a destination's environmental richness, values, and desirability. No one wants to visit a destination with environmental issues, and tourism activities cannot be sustained in areas with poor environmental conditions in the long term. It is up to tourism investors, operators, and personnel to respond to and sustain tourist demand by making tourism viable, visitable, and sustainable in the long term. Therefore, prioritizing long-term sustainability over short-term gains should be the focus.


Our Sustainability Polices and Activity Report

Eresin Hotels firmly believes that successful organizations and corporate assurance coexist for sustainable development. We aim to achieve sustainability in every component of our business so that our guests, team members, the environment, local communities and all of our consumption understand and benefit from our activities.

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  • Click here for our biodiversity action plan.