Every year on September 27, the United Nations observes World Tourism Day. Tourism is one of the most important economic sectors, according to the official website of the United Nations Organisations (UNO), employing one in every tenth person on the planet and providing livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. Tourism accounts for more than 20% of the GDP in several countries. Explore the most interesting facts about World Tourism Day 2021.
Significance Of World Tourism Day
The primary purpose of observing this day is to raise public awareness about travel and tourism. Also, to bring attention to the important role it plays in our society and our own well-being.
This day is celebrated with passion by many organisations, tourism firms, non-profit organisations, and government agencies. You are welcome to join in the festivities as well. Take part in one of the day's competitions, such as trip photography, presentations, or live sessions. If you are unable to do so, plan a trip, book a hotel and go.
Some Interesting Facts About World Tourism Day
In the history of International Tourism Day, the year 2021 will be a watershed point. This year, like last, will be challenging. As a result of the pandemic, the countries went into lockdown mode, halting all travel, whether for pleasure or business.
Regardless, several countries celebrated World Tourism Day digitally in 2020 due to the halt. And it's possible it'll happen again this year.
As a result of the global outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, tourism has become one of the most affected industries. The tourism sector in each country has suffered a hit. As a result, the theme for World Tourism Day 2021 will be "Tourism for Inclusive Growth."
The focus is on assisting in the creation of job opportunities as well as a path of progress for the travel industry. It is, in essence, an effort to re-establish and strengthen global tourism.
Furthermore, the official Tourism Day ceremony will be held in Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa. South Africans (who have been picked as the host country this year) are thrilled to travel and experience their country as travel restrictions are increasingly being relaxed.
The South African government has presented a comprehensive plan to reinvigorate its tourism sector and support nation-building, with all health and safety standards in place.
It goes without saying that World Tourism Day is a terrific initiative. It informs and educates us about the importance of tourism and its implications. So, let us all work together to promote the tourist industry and make World Tourism Day a memorable and enjoyable event.