The Annual Starlight Meeting of Astrotourism, is an event with the participation of Starlight certified territories and accommodations, people trained by the Starlight Foundation as Monitors and Guides, and professionals related to Starlight movement, who meet to exchange experiences, discuss issues associated with astrotourism, and establish guidelines for the future.
The “tourism of the stars”, or Astrotourism, promoted by the Starlight Foundation (www.fundacionstarlight.org) is an emerging, high-quality and innovative modality of sustainable and responsible tourism, which in turn is a driver of the local economy. It combines the observation of the sky with activities related to this natural resource; stars, galaxies and the dissemination of astronomy.
To encourage this scientific tourism it is necessary to protect the night sky, thereby enabling energy savings and mitigating the effects of climate change while combining the starscape with the natural, cultural, scientific, biodiversity and environmental assets in those places that care for the night sky.
Fuencaliente de la Palma, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Spain.