Today is World Tourism Day! It’s an annual opportunity to recognise and celebrate the role tourism plays in society and the economy.
This Year’s Theme
This time the theme of World Tourism Day is “Tourism and jobs: a better future for all“. This year India is hosting the World Tourism Day 2019. The objectives of the theme are:
- In present times, the world needed fresh policies to maximize the potential of tourism. It can create more and better jobs, especially for youth and women.
- Jobs in tourism are also required because it must reflect and incorporate ongoing advances in technology.
- Tourism can offer many types of jobs but it is often undervalued. However, it is a fact that tourism is generating 10 per cent of world jobs.
India is a host country for World Tourism Day 2019. It was chosen because it has a different geographical entity than the rest of Asia. India can offer a tourist different tourism choices, diverse cuisines, arts, faiths, music forms, adventures places, history and even language.
Significance of World Tourism Day 2019
World Tourism Day was started in view of the importance and popularity of tourism. The purpose of celebrating this day is to make people aware of tourism around the world. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) keeps the theme of World Tourism Day different every year to make people aware.
The United Nations decided to celebrate September 27, 1980, as World Tourism Day. The day of September 27 was chosen for World Tourism Day because the Constitution of the World Tourism Organization was accepted on this day in 1970.