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World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

Get your bulky cameras ready, unfold your maps and make sure your fanny pack still fits snugly. World Tourism Day every September 27 raises awareness of the need for accessible tourism all over the planet.

World Tourism Day is the result of the work done by the UN’s specialized agency — the World Tourism Organization (WTO). If you’ve ever strolled through a charming, perfectly-preserved European village or town, you’ve probably seen the WTO at work. Boosting local economies and ensuring sustainable tourism are a few benefits of the WTO.

More importantly, on World Tourism Day, the WTO ensures that travel is accessible for everyone, including those with disabilities and folks with low-income. So, whether walking with a cane or rolling in a chair, the world is open for business to you and your friends. So, get travelling!

History Of World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980. September 27 was designated World Tourism Day as it was on the same day in 197o that the different statutes of UNWTO were ratified. Since then, every year, one member country is the host country which partners with UNWTO to celebrate the day. In 2019 India was the designated host country, and the theme was “Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all”.

Purpose of Celebrating World Tourism Day

The aim of World Tourism Day is manifold and includes raising awareness about the role of tourism in the international community. It also aims to show how tourism globally impacts economic, cultural, social, and economic values.

World Tourism Day Activities

Treat a normal day like a vacation.

Today, take a step back from your normal routine and consider: What would I do if I were on vacation in my hometown? Where would a tourist go for the day? By checking out your turf through the eyes of a tourist, you’ll support local businesses, and you may see your town from a new perspective.

Get the word out

The key to continuous improvement in global tourism is economic stability and sustainability. Educate yourself on the best ways to see a new country, city, or village in ways that create a positive impact.

Plan a trip

If you’ve been putting off that vacation, use World Tourism Day as an opportunity to make those plans. Talk to friends and family with special physical, financial or both challenges who may want to travel but have never been able to plan a trip. Together, you can help and encourage each other, following the message of the WTO that tourism is for all.

Why We Love World Tourism Day

It creates jobs

Tourism has become a dependable source of jobs all over the world, even in its most remote corners. In the U.S. alone, the travel, tourism and hospitality industry supported 7.6 million jobs in 2015. This means one out of every 18 Americans is employed in tourism. When done responsibly, tourism can create jobs in areas where unemployment has risen due to unavoidable factors like automation.

It’s a cash cow

In 2015, international tourism generated $1.5 trillion in export earnings. This can be a tremendous benefit for smaller, under-developed communities. Developing a sustainable tourism ecosystem is paramount for ensuring these earnings are distributed among the community. Thanks to the work of the WTO, these areas are seeing smart tourism strategies put in place.

It creates a better world.

Sure, the site of yet another lost tourist in your hometown may induce a small groan, but the reality is that travelling and seeing new places is good for our minds and society. So, start planning your next trip!

World Tourism Day Quotes and Messages

Travelling tends to magnify all human emotions.” – Peter Hoeg.

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” – Robert Orben.

“Travel expands the mind a“nd fills the gap.” – Sheda Savage.

“Travel not to escape life, but so life doesn’t escape you.” – Unknown.

“We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfilment.” – Hilaire Belloc.

Travelling makes people realize the small place they hold in this huge world!

“This is your planet. You really should come to see it sometime.” – G Adventures.

Every year, travel to a place where you have never been before. Happy World

The person who doesn’t travel misses the beauty of life. Happy World Tourism Day!

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley.

If you are stressed out, there is nothing better than touring the places you always dreamt of.

Travelling heals the deepest of the wounds and rejuvenates your soul unlike anything else.

It’s time to take small steps towards stepping out. Travel safe. Happy World Tourism Day!

If you are travelling, it allows you to visit the zenith of natural beauty and witness the glories of this world.

Time to explore shining beaches and lush green mountains again. Nature is waiting.Happy World Tourism Day!

“‘I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. You live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen non-percent of.” – Louis C.K.

Travelling doesn’t essentially mean you go miles away. There’s a lot to explore close by.Happy World Tourism Day!

Travelling would be a little different now, but you need to rejuvenate more than ever.Happy World Tourism Day!

Nothing teaches you life better than travelling. So travel to expand your knowledgeHappy World Tourism Day!

Travelling is all about exploring, learning and embracing. It is all about becoming a better person!Happy World Tourism Day!

Travelling makes you a better person by blowing out the negativity and intake the positivity around.Happy World Tourism Day!

If you are stressed, there is nothing better than touring the places you always dreamt of. Happy World Tourism Day!

The fast wind that moves between the hair, the pleasure of the breeze and the beauty of the place, we get it all only while travelling and touring.

Travelling heals the deepest wounds and rejuvenates your soul unlike anything else

Without tourism, many places would have vanished from the map due to the lack of economic prosperity. Happy World Tourism Day!

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