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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 UN World Tourism Organization. 2022 topic: Rethinking Tourism.
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 which has been impacted by COVID19 and encourage a collaborative rethinking of how to make improvements. Our coverage of 2022 World Tourism Day begins with a recap the original Rethinking Tourism book by Deborah McLaren.
Questions = Preguntas
- Any tips on rethinking tourism? = ¿Algún consejo para repensar el turismo?
- What are your plans for World Tourism Day? = ¿Cuáles son tus planes para el Día Mundial del Turismo?
- 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?
Rereading Rethinking Tourism
One of the most honest appraisals of the potential and travel and tourism, Deborah McLaren’s Rethinking Tourism is all all-time fave. We published the prologue in 1997.
Elsewhere on the Web
Australia: Freya Higgins-Desbiolles, YouTube – @freyahd
Canada / Colombia: Gil Penalosa – Youtube – @Penalosa_G
Ecuador: Enrique Cabanilla – YouTube – Trabajos Geografía Turística del Ecuador 1 – Metro Quito
Mexico: El Foco, Normal Mexican Guy
UNWTO: World Tourism Day returns to focus on the future. As the sector’s recovery gets underway and building on unprecedented political and public recognition for the sector, UNWTO will highlight the opportunity to rethink how we do tourism. This means putting people and planet first and bringing everyone from governments and businesses to local communities together around a shared vision for a more sustainable, inclusive and resilient sector.