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World Tourism Day 2020


September 27 is World Tourism Day. Planeta.com is curating happenings around the globe providing the deep-dive into tourism and travel’s impact. Check out the embedded tweets below! Please let us know of recommended videos, public zoom events, and other resources of note. Hashtags: #wtd2020, #worldtourismday, #DiaMundialDelTurismo

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  • Is there a theme for World Tourism Day 2020? (Answer: Tourism and Rural Development) = ¿Existe un tema para el Día Mundial del Turismo 2020? (Respuesta: Turismo y desarrollo rural)
  • Is there a host country for World Tourism Day 2020? (Answer: Sort of. Mercosur) = ¿Existe un país anfitrión para el Día Mundial del Turismo 2020? (Respuesta: algo así como Mercosur)
  • How have travel and tourism been impacted by COVID19? = ¿Cómo se han visto afectados los viajes y el turismo por COVID19?
  • Do events / presentations / workshops have livestreaming and recorded video? = ¿Los eventos / presentaciones / talleres del #WorldTourismDay tienen transmisión en vivo y video grabado?
  • What are your plans for World Tourism Day? = ¿Cuáles son tus planes para el Día Mundial del Turismo?

Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for more than 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector and will hold a series of live video conversations via Facebook and Twitter.

On this World Tourism Day, Planeta.com highlights some of our favorite examples of individuals and institutions rising to the occasion of coping with COVID19 imapct on travel and tourism. We applaud those that used video more than ever before. 2020 was the year in which Zoom made it easy to see into each other’s worlds and have a decent conversation.

If you haven’t seen these examples yet, enjoy a deep dive:
Mexico: Cancún 50 Años – facebook.com/Cancun50AnivYouTube
Mexico: El Foco, Normal Mexican Guy
Mexico: facebook.com/SECTUR.GobOax
Mexico: facebook.com/SECTUR.MX/
Ecuador: Enrique Cabanilla – Trabajos Geografía Turística del Ecuador

2020 Tourism and Rural Development
UNWTO has designated 2020 as the Year of Tourism and Rural Development. This year is an opportunity to promote the potential of tourism to create jobs and opportunities. It can also advance inclusion and highlight the unique role tourism can play in preserving and promoting natural and cultural heritage and curbing urban migration.

Hosts: Mercosur
For the first time in the history of World Tourism Day, the 2020 official celebration will be hosted by a group of countries and not a single UNWTO Member State. The cross-border cooperation of the Mercosur nations (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, plus Chile who has observer status) reflects the current need for international solidarity and cooperation.

Embedded Tweets


It’s Time to Rethink Travel’s Global Leadership — Starting With WTTC
Travel digitally with Google on World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day: How digital skills can support recovery



What are your plans for World Tourism Day? = ¿Cuáles son tus planes para el Día Mundial del Turismo? #roofdog

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