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World Tourism Day 2019: Know about host country, theme and significance

World Tourism Day 2019: This day is commemorated each year on 27 September, with celebrations led by UNWTO.

Sep 27, 2019 08:55 IST
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World Tourism Day 2019: This day is observed every year on 27 September. The purpose of celebrating World Tourism Day is to raise awareness about the role of tourism around the world and to promote social, cultural, political and economic values. This day can help in increasing mutual understanding among people all over the world. On the occasion of World Tourism Day, many types of events are organized all over the world.

World Tourism Day 2019 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.

 World Tourism Day 2019 Host Country

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.

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