World Tourism Day is coming up on Sept 27th!

This year, the theme of World Tourism Day is “Tourism and Peace”. The goal for this year’s observance is to highlight the importance of tourism in building peace. How does it do that? By promoting understanding among people from different cultures through travel and tourism.

Traveling can be a great way to learn about other cultures, which helps us understand each other better. It also gives you an opportunity to explore new places, meet new people and experience things you never thought possible before. And if you’re lucky enough to visit one of these destinations during their national day or festival, then all the better! You’ll get a chance to celebrate with them too!

Tourism Theme of World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day is celebrated each year on September 27 to spread awareness about the importance of tourism and its impact on our society. The day is also celebrated to spread awareness about global challenges outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to underline the efforts the tourism industry can make achieving the sustainable development goals.
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the global body responsible for the promotion of tourism, has been celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27 since 1980.
The date was chosen as it was on this day that the UNWTO adopted its Statutes. The Statutes are considered milestones in the global tourism space.
The theme for 2019 World Tourism Day was “Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all” and the event was held in New Delhi. The themes are selected by the UNWTO General Assembly on the recommendations of the UNWTO Executive Council.
The UNWTO General Assembly, in October 1997 in Turkey, decided to designate a host country each year to act as the Organization’s partner in the celebration of World Tourism Day.

Global tourism industry

The tourism industry has become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world today. Over the last few years, the tourism industry has seen a tremendous expansion and growth. International tourist arrivals have grown significantly in the past few decades. It has now grown from 25 million in 1950 to 1.3 billion in 2019. The revenues earned have also increased from $2 billion in 1950 to $1,260 trillion in 2015. Tourism industry is estimated to be worth 10% of the global GDP and provides one in ten jobs globally. The UNWTO expects an annual growth of 3% in the tourism industry until 2030.

Tourism in India

In India, the industry is estimated to be worth $240 billion or 9.2% of India GDP in 2018. The industry provides employment to an estimated 42.6 million people in India.

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The best way to celebrate with other people is by joining a local festival. That’s why UNESCO encourages everyone around the world to organize and join in their national days and festivals. This year for World Tourism Day, UNESCO invites you all to join in one of the following festivals that are celebrated across the globe this year (2014).

If you’re interested to know more about these destinations, you can check out:

Cambodia National Day , 9th November 2014

Ethiopia National day 18th September 2014

Learn about other people’s religions, customs, languages and more

Travel to different destinations with friends or family for a wonderful experience  • Support tourism coming from all over the world. Show that you appreciate it

Celebrate World Tourism Day by traveling somewhere new this month!

World Tourism Day is an annual observance held on 27 September each year to promote the importance of tourism in building peace. This year’s theme is “Tourism and Peace.” How does it do that? By promoting understanding among people from different cultures through travel and tourism. To learn more about how you can take part in this global celebration.