World Tourism Day is celebrated to highlight the importance of travelling and promoting the respective nations’ tourism sector. We can celebrate by organizing special tours and trips for the day.
World Tourism Day 2021
World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27th every year. Travelling to different destinations helps us to relax, detoxify our minds and achieve peace from it. Tourism is a significant income generator for a country’s economy. It drives the financial indexes high. Tourism has gained an altogether different high with nations collaborating on innovative efforts like adventure tourism, eco-tourism, wellness tourism etc.
History of World Tourism Day
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) decided to celebrate September 27th as a World Tourism Day from 1980. It was in the year 1970 that UNWTO decided to endorse three of its tourism-related resolutions officially. These three resolutions were regarded as a breakthrough for the global travel and tourism industry.
The main idea behind passing these resolutions was to spread recognition of the tourism industry in terms of its impact on the country’s socio-lingual, cultural, geopolitical, economic, and financial factors. In this regard, celebrations usually take place by nominating destination countries or host states every year. Given the festivities, the UNWTO also adopted a scheme of nomination that depends on the globe’s geographical lineage.
World Tourism Day 2021 Theme
There are various themes cornered around International Tourism Day. Popular topics that go in synchronisation with Tourism Day include “Employment in the tourism industry”. The theme for World Tourism Day 2021 is not decided yet. The year 2020 focused on “Tourism and Rural Development.”
Popular themes include digital innovations in the tourism sector, cultural wings and tourism, trade and development highlights in the tourism ministry etc. For providing more excellent cultural knowledge and affiliations with other countries in exchanging interests, tourism plays a vital role. Agencies and firms affiliated with the travel and tourism sector should respond more responsibly to the changes happening every day around us.
World Tourism Day 2021 Significance
A globetrotter travels around the globe, yet he yearns to look forward to visiting many more destinations in his lifetime. Travelling is an experience supported by the tourism industry. Tourism is a study of exploration. It helps us to connect with our ancient roots. It is a vibrant learning process where a traveller identifies himself amongst a plethora of cultures, languages, cuisines, traditions and lifestyles.
It is one of the leading industries in the world on the economic front. The tourism industry faces its own set of challenges yet has emerged to rake in profits over the years. The tourism sector has undergone a sea change in recent years, all thanks to digital information processing. The tourism department offers packages and caters to all sections of people under all modes of travel.
World Tourism Day 2021 Celebration
Every year we can celebrate International Tourism Day in multiple and diverse ways and hues. Travelling is one of the best ways to celebrate the day! Be it to the hill stations or adventurous getaways, heritage journeys or classical voyages, excitement lined up for the day every year.
Tour operators could also cast special discounts and offer unique packages to mark the special day. Tourism course departments in various educational institutions choose to celebrate the day by organizing travel themed essays and drawing competitions. We all have to work with one another to build sustainable development goals for the cause.
The governments of various states can arrange for individual bookings on city tours. Surprise packages can be planned for the day to discover rare, unseen travel destinations. Special exhibitions on tourism can be held to showcase comprehensive souvenirs and achievements of the tourism sector. Entrance fees to various places of importance can be waived off for a day to promote the day’s significance.
The Ministry of tourism holds exclusive talks on making travel more economical and affordable to all classes. They also have panel discussions related to infrastructure development in the tourism industry, safety concerns, cleanliness, presentations and hospitality management.
Let us all strive better to promote the industry as a token of appreciation and good work. Happy World Tourism Day!