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