Author(s): Ãmer AkgÃ¼n TEKÄ°N Esra YILMAZ
It is possible to see accommodation establishments which directly focuse on serving religious Muslim guests in todays' tourism establishments. These establishments shape their products and services taking into consideration this new tourist profiles' expectations and lifestyle. This study aims to determine; the numbers, locations, service concepts and main characteristics of accommodation establishments focused on this tourist profile. There are no official statistics regarding the number of such establishments. At the end of the study with applied descriptive research method, it was specified that 43 organisations determined themselves similar to Islamic concept hotels. It has also been determined that they have necessary facilities that enable guests to practice their daily prayers, moreover, they provide separate services for women and men, as well as pay attention to the Halal food system and differentiate from other accommodation establishments with their certain characteristics.