World Tourism Day

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World Tourism Day is celebrated across the world on 27 September every year.

Important facts

  • This day is observed every year to focus on promoting tourism in various parts of the world.

  • The theme of Tourism Day 2022 - "Rethinking Tourism".

  • The theme provides an opportunity to rethink how the tourism sector can be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient.

  • The purpose of this day is to make people around the world aware of tourism.

Background of the day

  • It was initiated by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 1980.

  • The reason for celebrating this day is that on this day in the year 1970 the statutes of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) were adopted.

  • UNWTO was established in 1975 and five years after this, World Tourism Day started.

  • In 1997, at its fifth session in Istanbul, Turkey, the UNWTO decided that one country would host World Tourism Day every year.

  • The hosting of World Tourism Day, 2022 has been handed over to Indonesia.

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