World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day celebrations led by UNWTO every year on 27 September to raise awareness among people about the importance of tourism and how it helps in the economic growth of the country or any region.
The aim of celebrating World Tourism Day is to highlight the global significance of tourism as a tool for global development and cultural enlightenment. No doubt countries all over the world whether big or small some or the other way depend upon tourism for its economic survival and highlight their cultural, social, and political values. It is a unique opportunity to raise awareness of tourism and its potential contribution to sustainable development.
The theme of World Tourism Day 2019 is “Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all”. This year’s theme focuses on generating more and better jobs, especially for youth and women. To generated opportunity for work is also mentioned in the Sustainable Development Goal 8. New policies should be generated to reflect and incorporate ongoing advances in technology. The program will be held in India’s capital city Delhi to draw attention to the challenges outlined in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations and how the tourism industry can help meet these challenges.
Tourism has an instrumental role in promoting cultural knowledge and awareness, offering the necessary tools and public opinion support in protecting world heritage. The main role of World Tourism Day is to highlight the global significance of tourism as a tool for global development and cultural enlightenment. According to the European Council on Tourism and Trade, Tourism is the greatest educator in the world.
Ecotourism has different branches and bird-watching is a branch of this field that is popular in some countries around the world. Some believe that the most popular branch of ecotourism around the world is birdwatching.