World Tourism Day annually celebrated every year on 27th September in year 2020 World Tourism Day is on Sunday, 27th September 2020. Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.
In 2020 the theme is “Tourism and Rural Development”. The theme of the day was “sustainable tourism”, in 2017. In 2018 the theme was “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” and in 2019 the theme was “Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all”.
At its Twelfth Session in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 1997, the UNWTO General Assembly decided to designate a host country each year to act as the Organization’s partner in the celebration of World Tourism Day. At its Fifteenth Session in Beijing, China, in October 2003, the Assembly decided the following geographic order to be followed for World Tourism Day celebrations: 2006 in Europe; 2007 in South Asia; 2008 in the Americas; 2009 in Africa and 2011 in the Middle East.
The late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi, a Nigerian national, was the one who proposed the idea of marking September 27 of every year as World Tourism Day. He was finally recognized for his contribution in 2009. The colour of World Tourism Day is Blue.
World Tourism Day 2020 Messages & Quotes
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote: To travel is to live.”
Travelling makes the relations better; this world tourism day take yourself on a spiritual trip to explore the true God.
Tourism has been described as a peace industry – one that promotes contact between peoples and cultures..Happy World Tourism Day 2020
Travel not only to explore also to learn new cultures and traditions.
Happy 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐦 𝐃𝐚𝐲
Traveling is like flirting with life. It’s like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station—Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries – Aldous Huxley
Travel regularly to new destinations to explore the world.
Only the travelling is good which reveals to me the value of home and enables me to enjoy it better—Henry David Thoreau