Astroturismo: No hay réquiem por un turismo significativo

  • Eduardo Fayos‑Solá Ulysses Foundation
  • Cipriano Marín Starlight Initiative
  • Jafar Jafari The Tourism Intelligence Forum
Palabras clave: Astroturismo, turismo científico, capital humano, patrimonio natural y cultural, política turística, gobernanza

Resumen

El astroturismo, entendido como actividad lúdico-científica, ha crecido considerablemente en los últimos años. Se han puesto en valor importantes recursos naturales y culturales vinculados a la buena conservación de paisajes y patrimonios en el ámbito de la astronomía. Su práctica contribuye a la diseminación científica y la formación de capital humano, tanto entre los turistas usuarios como en las comunidades anfitrionas, por lo que puede contribuir al desarrollo. Los destinos turísticos con posibilidades para su articulación tienen características singulares, lo que permite un buen posicionamiento en los mercados, incluso a nivel internacional. Sin embargo, las exigencias de contenido en conocimiento y de calidad de los productos de astroturismo son altas, por lo que es recomendable un planteamiento profesional de esta actividad, valorando adecuadamente la estructura de factores, productos y servicios soporte del destino turístico considerado, y las medidas de política turística y gobernanza necesarias para su buen lanzamiento y desarrollo.

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Publicado
2014-06-10
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Fayos‑Solá, E., Marín, C., & Jafari, J. (2014). Astroturismo: No hay réquiem por un turismo significativo. PASOS Revista De Turismo Y Patrimonio Cultural, 12(4), 663-671. https://doi.org/10.25145/j.pasos.2014.12.048
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