Every year, World Tourism Day is celebrated across the globe with great enthusiasm on September 27. The day was first celebrated in 1980 and has been celebrated ever since. World Tourism Day aims to raise awareness about the significant role tourism plays in global social, cultural, economic, and environmental development. Every year, World Tourism Day is celebrated with a unique theme. The theme of World Tourism Day 2023 is ‘Tourism and green investment’, which highlights the need for more and better-targeted investments for a better world by 2030. As we celebrate World Tourism Day 2023, here’s all you need to know about the history and significance of the day. World Tourism Day 2023 Quotes & HD Images: Messages, Cool Travel Instagram Captions and Wallpapers To Celebrate the Day.

World Tourism Day 2023 Date

World Tourism Day 2023 will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 27.

World Tourism Day 2023 Theme

The theme of World Tourism Day 2023 is ‘Tourism and green investment’.

World Tourism Day History

Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi, a Nigerian national, was the one who proposed the idea of marking September 27 of every year as World Tourism Day. He was finally recognized for his contribution in 2009. The United Nations World Tourism Organization first celebrated the World Tourism Day on September 27, 1980. The UNWTO General Assembly, at its Twelfth Session in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 1997, decided to designate a host country each year to act as the Organization's partner in the celebration of World Tourism Day. At its Fifteenth Session in Beijing, China, in October 2003, the Assembly decided the following geographic order to be followed for World Tourism Day celebrations. World Tourism Day 2023: From Machu Picchu in Peru to Kyoto in Japan, 5 Incredible Places That Must Be on Your Travel Bucket List!

World Tourism Day Significance

The purpose of World Tourism Day is to raise awareness of the role of tourism and to show how it affects social, cultural, political, and economic values worldwide. World Tourism Day is a call to action for the international community, governments, and private sector investors to unite around a new tourism investment strategy.

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