World Tourism Day 2020

World Tourism Day is observed on 27 September every year and in 2020, the day falls on a Sunday. The primary motive behind the celebration of this day is to nurture the awareness of the importance of tourism and demonstrate its cultural, social, economic and political values across the world. The celebrations of World Tourism Day are led by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and is being celebrated since 1980.

When is World Tourism Day Celebrated in 2020

Date Day Celebrated
27 September 2020 Sunday Across the world

As stated above, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September every year. A host country is assigned each year who acts as the partner of UNWTO for the celebrations. The theme for The World Tourism Day 2019 was ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all’, and India was the host country. In 2020, the official celebrations of the World Tourism Day will be held in Djibouti and Addis Ababa.

World Tourism Day from 2021 to 2024

Year Date Day
2021 27 September Monday
2022 27 September Tuesday
2023 27 September Wednesday
2024 27 September Friday

The annual World Tourism Day, held on the 27th of every year, was initiated to bring awareness among the international community about the importance of tourism and its value towards social, political, cultural and economic. It also seeks to address challenges in the world highlighted by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the contributions of the tourism sector in attaining these goals.

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History of World Tourism Day

Here is a brief history of World Tourism Day and its significance:

1946

  • During the First International Congress of National Tourism Bodies meeting, held in London, it was decided to a create a new non-governmental organisation in place of the International Union of Official Tourist Propaganda Organisation (IUOTPO), which was established in 1934.

1951

  • Headquarters of IUOTPO transferred to Geneva, Switzerland and it remains there until 1975.

1975

  • The first WTO General Assembly is held in May in Madrid, Spain and Robert Lonati is voted in as the first WTO Secretary-General and it’s decided that the headquarters will be established in Madrid.

1997

  • The 11th WTO General Assembly held in Turkey voted Francesco Frangialli from France is voted as the new WTO Secretary-General.

2002

  • The year is declared as the International Year of Ecotourism.

2005

  • In the aftermath of the Asian tsunami in December 2004, the Secretary-General, in an emergency meeting, adopts the Phuket Action Plan.

2009

  • In the backdrop of the global economic crisis, the UNWTO Roadmap for Recovery is adopted with emphasis on how tourism can contribute to the recovery of the global economy and the long-term transformation to Green Economy.

2010

  • During the first T20 Ministers’ Meeting, highlights tourism’s contribution to the recovery of the global economy and the long-term transformation to the Green Economy.

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