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This study uses survey research to examine the nature and role of intellectual capital in the lodging or accommodation sector of the Antalya Region, Turkey. At the onset, The concept of intellectual capital is discussed in detail. Thereafter, survey research data from 5-star hotels and first class holiday villages in Antalya, a region that hosts over 30% of Turkey’s lodging firms, were examined. As such the nature and importance of intellectual capital for wealth creation in the lodging or accommodation sector is better understood.