"Travel is a University", we all are aware of why we are connecting travel here with education because travel teaches us something precious. We all love to travel, to experience a new culture, new places, and new environment around us. Today on the occasion of World Tourism Day 2022, it is important to know that the purpose of World Tourism Day is to raise public awareness about tourism, its importance, and how it can positively impact a country's economy, environment, and society.
World Tourism Day History:
The 27th of September has been recognized as World Tourism Day since 1980. The Organization's Statutes were originally adopted on this day in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of UNWTO five years later.
At its third session in Torremolinos, Spain, in September 1979, the UNWTO General Assembly declared September 27th to be World Tourism Day, with the first celebration occurring in 1980. The anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on September 27, 1970, was chosen to coincide with this day as a significant turning point in the World tourism industry.
World Tourism Day falls at the end of the peak travel season in the northern hemisphere and the start of the season in the southern hemisphere, which makes it a perfect time for the celebration of World Tourism day every year.
World Tourism Day Significance:
World Tourism Day seeks to raise public awareness of the effects that tourism has on the social, cultural, political, and economic ideals that the entire world community upholds. Increasing public awareness of the tourism sector is essential because it supports the economies of many nations and employs millions of people.
The goal of World Tourism Day is to promote travel worldwide. In 1979, the United Nations World Trade Organization (UNWTO) started observing the day on September 27. In addition to highlighting the aspirations to achieve sustainable development goals, it aims to raise awareness of the global challenges described in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
World Tourism Day 2022 Theme:
The 42nd World Tourism Day 2022 will be observed this year on Tuesday, 27th September.
World Tourism Day is observed annually by several nations, and it will be observed this year in Bali, Indonesia, a popular travel destination. On this day, a certain subject is selected that focuses on a particular problem for the year. World Tourism Day 2022 will have as its theme "Rethinking Tourism."
The topic underlines the necessity of policies shifting toward tourism given how the globe has altered since the Covid-19 outbreak. Individuals are also being discouraged from traveling more by rising information and living prices. And if the world's tourism industry is to keep growing, each of these problems needs to be resolved by rethinking it.
To emphasize the tourism industry's future, World Tourism Day is back. The UNWTO will emphasize the chance to rethink how we conduct tourism as the industry begins to recover and builds on unparalleled political and popular acclaim for the sector. This means giving the health of people and the environment top priority while bringing everyone together, from small businesses to local communities, around a shared vision for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable industry.