DARK SKY TOURISM IS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Sustainable travel is a form of travel that aims to sustain or enhance the geographical character of a place — its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of residents. Dark sky tourism checks all the sustainability boxes. It even disperses visitors geographically, seasonally, and over the course of a day. The positive environmental, cultural, and economic effects of dark sky tourism most often extend well beyond a given site. Dark sky tourism may even provide opportunities for regenerative tourism – that is, visitors may have a positive impact on a destination, eventually leaving it in better condition than they found it.
Astrotourism –Tourism that focuses on sky-related tourist activities, such as stargazing, astrophotography, chasing eclipses and auroras, and visiting facilities related to astronomy, like observatories and planetariums.
Dark sky tourism – Tourism that includes astrotourism and other special night-time activities, including moon-bathing, nocturnal creature guided tours, indigenous and cowboy storytelling, night sky inspired artistic events, and more.
DARK SKY RESOURCES