The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO.
Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day since 1995, a little late to the party but earlier than others. We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. You inspire us a billion times. Each year we ask a few questions and compile the responses. Our coverage of 2020 World Tourism Day launches soon.
Ways to Improve World Tourism Day
Create or participate in online video conversations before, during, and after World Tourism Day
Integrate open access with tourism data, statistics, and reports
Register satellite events
Create how-to guides to participate for remote participants
Announce the focal point and host country of next year’s event
Show connections between WTD and World Environment Day
Show connections between World Tourism Day and the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / UN Decade of Indigenous Languages
Translating: World Tourism Day
Hungarian: Turizmus Világnapja
Italian: Giornata Mondiale del Turismo
Spanish: Día Mundial del Turismo
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