World Tourism Day 2022: World Tourism Day 2022 is celebrated on 27 September, every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is to increase tourism internationally and spread awareness.
World Tourism Day was first observed by the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO). Tourism boards of many countries are involved in the celebrations as they launch attractive offers to promote tourism in their cities, states or countries.
World Tourism Day: Date
Every year, World Tourism Day has been observed on September 27 since 1980. The date marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Statutes of the Organization in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of UNWTO five years later.
World Tourism Day: Establishment
The UNWTO General Assembly, in its third session (Torremolinos, Spain, September 1979), decided to institute World Tourism Day, commencing in the year 1980. This date was chosen to coincide with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on 27 September 1970.
World Tourism Day: Significance
World Tourism Day will be celebrated as the shift towards tourism. It is being recognised as a crucial pillar of development and progress is well underway.
World Tourism Day: Theme
The theme of this year is ” Rethinking Tourism”. The aim is to rethink tourism for development, including through education and jobs, and tourism’s impact on the planet and opportunities to grow more sustainably.
World Tourism Day: Location
This year the official World Tourism Day celebration is being held in Bali, Indonesia.