India Hosts The World Tourism Day 2019

September 27 is celebrated as World Tourism Day to highlight role of tourism in the development of a humanistic society by meeting of cultures. Events are organized to aware people about this day.

Which country is hosting World Tourism Day 2019?

India is hosting the World Tourism Day 2019. India is chosen as a host country because its diversity of geographic regions, cultures, societies, languages, customs, traditions and history.

What is the theme of World Tourism Day 2019?

Theme selected for the World Tourism Day 20199 is “Tourism and jobs: A better future for all”. This theme has several objectives.

  • Highlight the need for policies to maximize the potential of tourism
  • Incorporation of advanced technology to create more job opportunities
  • Education on jobs available in tourism that generates 10% of jobs in the world

Significance of the World Tourism Day

It is celebrated to aware about importance of tourism around the world. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) selects a theme for World Tourism Day and it chooses a theme based on the prevailingsocio-political conditions.

History of the World Tourism Day

The United Nations announced the first World Tourism Day on 27 September 1980. Since then, September 27 is celebrated as the World Tourism Day across the globe. The reason behind choosing September to celebrate tourism day lies in history. The United Nations adopted the constitution of the World Tourism Organization on 27 September 1970. It is for this reason that September 27 is chosen for celebrating the World Tourism Day.


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