Stargazing is the newest fad in tourism!

Published on : Friday, March 24, 2017

newest fad in tourism!Urbanization gaining momentum in the current context along with air pollution creating hazy view in major metropolises, that watching star studded black sky is fast becoming a rarity. Many tour operators are banking on this aspect and attracting travelers.

 
Starting right from explicit solar eclipse to the Milky Way to the Northern Lights, many marketers are making astronomical experiences one of the significant selling points. To quote AFP, ‘Astro-tourism is really an increasing business. We now see a lot of travel agencies which offer this kind of tourism,” Andreas Haenel, an astronomer and director of the planetarium museum in north-western Germany’s Osnabrueck.’ Though space tourism has become a major attraction, its expensive price tags put this new initiation out of reach for many enthusiastic travelers. Astro-tourism is in news now allowing enthusiasts of celestial world to experience the spectacular movement with feet on ground.

 
Few US and European national parks have classified certain areas as ‘dark sky preserves’.

 

Additionally, deserts in Namibia, Botswana and Iran are currently being marketed as perfect stargazing sites in the world where one can also enjoy the exoticism of sand dunes.

 

To quote Keyvan Lankarani, the European representative of an Iranian tour company, ‘It really started within the Iranian market itself because of the vast central desert; we have pretty big spaces of darkness.’

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