World Tourism Day News

Tourism and sustainable energy: gearing up for World Tourism Day

Tourism and sustainable energy: gearing up for World Tourism Day

29 June 2012 Press Release Tourism News Organisations & Operators

World Tourism Day (WTD) 2012 will be celebrated under the theme “Tourism&Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development,” inviting everyone involved in tourism – from governments to businesses and tourists themselves – to learn more about the sustainable energy initiatives in place in the tourism sector, debate what more should be done, and advance the use of sustainable energy in tourism.

Spain to host World Tourism Day

Spain to host World Tourism Day

9 March 2012 Tourism News

The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain on 27 September 2012. Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring the tourism sector and energy stakeholders closer together to spur tourism’s contribution to sustainability.

WTTC: Tourism is a key driver of world economic revival

WTTC: Tourism is a key driver of world economic revival

The World Travel & Tourism Council has today urged governments to recognise the vast economic and social contribution of travel and tourism - particularly as a driver of sustainable economic growth and revival. Speaking on World Tourism Day, WTTC president David Scowsill, said: “Today, on World Tourism Day, we call on governments around the world to recognise the central role that our industry plays in their economies today, as well as its leading role as a driver of global sustainable economic recovery.”

Countdown to World Tourism Day

Countdown to World Tourism Day

24 September 2011 Press Release Travel Events News

With just a few days to go until World Tourism Day (September 27), the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the five photos and five “tweets” from among the hundreds of entries submitted to the 2011 World Tourism Day (WTD) competitions that best reflect the 2011 theme, “Tourism – Linking Cultures.”

Egypt to host World Tourism Day 2011

Egypt to host World Tourism Day 2011

8 September 2011 Press Release Travel Events News Tourism News

World Tourism Day 2011 takes places on 27 September, and will run under the theme: ‘Tourism – Linking Cultures’. Aswan will play host to a range of events, and talks by senior tourism officials examining how the tourism industry is meeting the UN World Tourism Organisation’s goals on responsible tourism.

Egypt to host UNWTO World Tourism Day

Egypt to host UNWTO World Tourism Day

The Egyptian city of Aswan will host the official 2011 World Tourism Day celebrations, which will include a high-level think tank on this year’s theme: ‘Tourism – Linking Cultures’. Illustrating a remarkable turnaround for the Egyptian tourism industry following the political unrest seen earlier in the year, World Travel Awards has also confirmed it will host its annual Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony in the country in September.