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Evolution of an Ecolodge: 
Lessons from the Gobi
What is an Ecolodge?
Site Selection
Design 
blend traditional style and natural materials 
to create a combination of adventure and sophistication
Construction
Renewable energy sources
Local community engagement
Impact on local economy
Commitment to Biodiversity 
Conservation
Marketability of an Ecolodge
Beyond reduce, reuse and recycle…
Travelers are looking for 
a sense of a place and commitment to cultural preservation 
commitment to help to conserve surr...
Jalsa Urubshurow 
Founder & CEO of Nomadic Expeditions 
& Three Camel Lodge 
Email: Jalsa@threecamellodge.com
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Evolution of an Ecolodge: Lessons from the Gobi

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What makes a lodge “eco”? While” reduce, reuse and recycle” are fundamental aspects of environmentally friendly operations, a true ecolodge goes beyond the green footprint to embrace direct support for cultural and natural heritage, while delivering meaningful social and economic benefits to local people. This presentation tells the story of how Mongolia’s pioneer Three Camel Lodge became recognized by National Geographic as one of the world’s 25 best lodges by developing a successful business model based upon sustainable tourism best practices.

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Evolution of an Ecolodge: Lessons from the Gobi

  1. 1. Evolution of an Ecolodge: Lessons from the Gobi
  2. 2. What is an Ecolodge?
  3. 3. Site Selection
  4. 4. Design blend traditional style and natural materials to create a combination of adventure and sophistication
  5. 5. Construction
  6. 6. Renewable energy sources
  7. 7. Local community engagement
  8. 8. Impact on local economy
  9. 9. Commitment to Biodiversity Conservation
  10. 10. Marketability of an Ecolodge
  11. 11. Beyond reduce, reuse and recycle…
  12. 12. Travelers are looking for a sense of a place and commitment to cultural preservation commitment to help to conserve surrounding environment for future generations positive contribution to local economy empowerment of local community
  13. 13. Jalsa Urubshurow Founder & CEO of Nomadic Expeditions & Three Camel Lodge Email: Jalsa@threecamellodge.com

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