Albanyà: awarded night sky
The night sky as an alternative and sustainable tourism offer
We highlight the featured news in the 3/24 app (Catalan Media Broadcast Corporation) as an example of value creation based on intangible natural heritage. In this case, Albanyà's heritage comes indeed from a total lack... Of light.
Lack of light pollution
Albanyà is a very sparsely populated municipality, with little public lighting infrastructure and an inexistent industry.
If we add all of these to large forest areas, we end up having what would be a significant "dark spot" on the night map of the Alt Empordà region.
How to become a tourist attraction because of a poor lighting?
A quality night sky and the STARLIGHT certification
Territories with a quality night sky have high tourist potential specially from a, in many ways, very interesting target of clients.
The STARLIGHT initiative aims to safeguard the night sky as an intangible heritage, which can be enjoyed as if we were talking about a visit to a natural park.
Light pollution is a problem in the developed world, a problem with many branches and none of them positive.
Do you live in the city or in brightly (or inefficiently) lighted environments? Have you ever looked up wishing to see a fairy tale starred sky? It is astonishing how life and its daily routine and events make us forget things that are permanently there, simply hidden to our eyes due to a lack of contrast!
eData is ready to help STARLIGHT destinations in their strugle for promotion and thus contributing to a sustainable and environmentally friendly tourism model. We want to help you!