World Tourism Day News
UNWTO celebrates World Tourism Day
The annual World Tourism Day is being celebrated under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures. The event, organised by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, is a celebration of tourism’s role in linking together the cultures of the world through travel.
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.”
World Tourism Day: a global celebration
World Tourism Day (September 27) is the most widely-celebrated global day for tourism.
Countdown to World Tourism Day
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
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.
UN Secretary-General supports World Tourism Day 2011
The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has released an official message of support for World Tourism Day 2011, which will be celebrated on 27 September under the theme ‘Tourism – Linking Cultures’.
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.
China hosts UN World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day is commemorating its 30th anniversary under the banner Tourism and Biodiversity, with China hosting a series of events designed to raise awareness of the close relationship between tourism development, biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction.
World Tourism Day 2010 to celebrate tourism and biodiversity
As the world comes together to celebrate 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, UNWTO is happy to announce that the World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations, hosted officially this year by China, will take place under the theme, “Tourism and Biodiversity” (September 27, Guangdong Province).