World Tourism Day

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley

The quote sums up the reason why we should travel places and understand the local culture, food habits and other daily needs which people from different places have acquired from their ancestors.

Travel is one thing which brings happiness, curiosity and adventurous at the same time. To say, an average person should travel at least once as a minimum to a different place be it domestic or international travel.

As part of world tourism United Nations Organization (UNO) under whom the World Tourism Organization is responsible for the safety and sustainability of the tourism sector all across the world. Hence, a day is selected as World Tourism Day which started in the year 1980 and September 27th is declared as World Tourism Day celebrated every year since then. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

Every year a country is chosen along with the theme of the day and many countries have represented such as Istanbul, Turkey in 1997, Beijing, China in 2003, Europe, Africa, Middle East etc in various subsequent years. The credit of choosing September 27th as World Tourism Date goes to late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi, a Nigerian national and the colour of World Tourism Day is Blue.

Saying this, we are happy to know that United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has chosen India as the host country to celebrate World Tourism Day 2019 with the theme of the day is ‘Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all’. Tourism is a major source of employment as it is dependent on labour intensive work rather than automated versions, with tourism comes employment in form of Accommodation, Food and Transportation. In a vast sense, this helps in the economy of a nation and is one. It is said that one job in the tourism industry will create more than 1 sub-jobs in the sector and overall tourism accounts to be having one in ten jobs worldwide.

Having said this, we can celebrate this edition of World Tourism Day by joining #WTD2019. And make sure you travel as Macrotraveller does ;).

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