World tourism day is celebrated each year on the 27th of September, with a different theme. The aim of celebrating this world tourism day is to highlight the global significance of tourism.

World tourism day is celebrated with great interest by the various tourism enterprises, organizations, government agencies and so on. In Hindi it is,

विश्व पर्यटन दिवस हर साल संयुक्त राष्ट्र विश्व पर्यटन संगठन द्वारा 27 सितंबर को 1980 के बाद से मनाया जाता है। इस तिथि को ऐसा करने के लिए चुना गया था, क्योंकि उस दिन 1970 में UNWTO के क़ानून को अपनाया गया था।

दिन का उद्देश्य पर्यटन की भूमिका के बारे में जागरूकता बढ़ाना और इस तथ्य पर ध्यान देना है कि यात्रा का हमारे सभी जीवन पर एक प्रमुख सामाजिक, सांस्कृतिक, राजनीतिक और आर्थिक प्रभाव पड़ता है।

History: World Tourism Day 2020

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UNTWO (United Nation’s World Tourism Organization) 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.

For the 1st time in the history of world tourism day, the 2020 official tourism day will be hosted by a group of countries and not a single UNTWO member state. In the year 2019, India hosted the world tourism day with the theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all.

This date was chosen to coincide with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO statutes on 27 September 1970.

It was at its third session (Spain, September 1979) that the UNTWO general assembly decided to institute world tourism day, commencing in 1980.

The timing of world tourism day is particularly appropriate in that it comes at the end of the high season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere.

Themes: World Tourism Day (2017 to 2020)

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The World Tourism Day 2017 theme was “Sustainable Tourism – a tool for development” and for 2018 the theme was “Tourism and Cultural Protection”.

The theme of world tourism day 2019 was ‘Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all’. This theme focuses on generating more and better jobs, especially for youth and women. Our PM Mr Narendra Modi also launched many schemes to create job opportunities for our youth and also introduced the Make in India and Made in India concept.

The theme for World Tourism Day 2020 is ‘Tourism: Building peace & fostering knowledge’. This year the theme focuses on building the knowledge and promoting the peace everywhere.

This year’s theme is very specific because of this current ongoing COVID-19 situation. This Nobel coronavirus is responsible for many deaths in many countries so that this theme focuses on world peace.

Types of Tourism You can find in India

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Tourism is travel for recreation, business or any other reason. It can be national or international according to the choice of the respective tourist. Tourism is a lifeline, offering young people a chance to earn a living without having to migrate.

There are many types of tourism is known to us. But some important types are as follow,

1. Adventure tourism

This type of tourism is for the people who born for adventure or who love adventure. Many people go on tour to enjoy the thrill & adventure. It has registered growth in recent years worldwide, as the young generation is interested in it.

Adventure tourism includes Mountain Climbing, Tracking, adventurous sports, hiking etc. People often go for adventure tourism on the winter season with friends and families.

2. Wildlife tourism

This type of tourism is dedicated to wildlife lovers. Many people love nature and among them, a huge no. of people went to forests to enjoy the lap of nature and to watch the enchanting beauty of wildlife.

People love to visit wildlife animals & their habitat, the excitement of staying in the place. They enjoy jungle safari a lot.

3. Medical tourism

In today’s world medical tourism is showing rapid growth as people are travelling for availing quality health care, good doctors and surgical procedures at low cost. Medical & the travel industry is an emerging division in India.

India is turning into a second clinical the travel industry objective after Thailand. Chennai is viewed as “India’s Health City” as it draws in 45% of wellbeing travellers visiting India and 40% of homegrown wellbeing sightseers.

4. Business tourism

This type of tourism is for the purpose of business. Business is not confined in small space businessman visit places to meet clients or negotiate business deals. Business tourism can be divided into 3 parts. That is,

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  • Traditional business travelling, or meetings 
  • Incentive trips – a job perk
  • Conference and exhibition travelling

5. Heritage tourism

This type of tourism is for people who love to travel to historical places. History lovers visit different heritage site, forts, buildings because it gives them values, knowledge and fulfils their dreams of travel.

In India, people are love to visit the historical monuments like Taj Mahal of Agra, Golden Temple of Amritsar, Konark Sun Temple & Puri Jagannath temple of Odisha etc. Likewise, Indian people, many from outside of India are travelled to India to see the historical places and monuments.

6. Educational tourism

This tourism is especially for students. Students take trips to various prestigious educational institutes across the state or even country to pursue their higher studies and professional education to boost their career. Tourism here automatically gets increased.

World Tourism Day 2020 Quotes

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1. “Travel is more than the seeing of sights: it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. Happy world tourism day!”

2. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security – Happy World Tourism Day!”

3. “See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. Ask for no guarantees, ask for no security.” – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

4. “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

5. “The beauty of nature will leave you speechless once you start travelling, but it will make you a storyteller once you finish travelling. Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world. ” – Gustave Flaubert

6. “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. Yes, we are the traveller.” – thesoultalks

7. “It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a hundred times.”

8. “I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” – Biff Bryson

9. “Life is a journey that must be travelled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” – Oliver Goldsmith

10. “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.” – Martin Buber

11. “Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride.” – Anthony Bourdain

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Summary: Happy World Tourism Day 2020

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Excellency in the field of travel and tourism are been awarded on this day every year. Many institutions organize seminars on world tourism day or publish an article on world tourism day.

Countries all over the world whether big or small depends upon tourism. But this year tourism has been among the hardest hit of all sectors by the COVID-19 pandemic. Restriction on travel and a sudden drop in consumers demand have led to economic loss and the loss of jobs.

The tourism crisis is also a threat to wildlife conservation initiatives and to the world’s cultural heritage. Tourism gives rural communities the ability to protect and promote their natural surroundings, as well as their culture and heritage.

The biggest advantage of tourism is the influx of money into a country’s economy and generation of jobs. A report from UNTWO should that 90-110 million direct tourism jobs are at risk.

Celebrate this day by sharing its values through various social media channels with #HappyWorldTourismDay2020 to your family, friends & your loved ones. We can’t go outside to celebrate this day due to this COCID-19 crisis. Because of it, we have to make it online.

So, this is the complete information on World Tourism Day 2020. If you want to read/view more like this then simply click here. Thank you.

FAQs on Tourism Day 2020

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1. When world tourism day is observed?

Every year on the 27th of September world tourism day is celebrated worldwide to raise awareness among people about the importance of tourism and how it helps in the economic growth of the country or any region. India was hosted the World Tourism Day for the first time in 2019.

2. Who started World Tourism Day?

The late 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 known for his contribution in 2009. The colour of World Tourism Day is Blue.

3. Who is the current Secretary General of UNWTO?

Mr Zurab Pololikashvili is the current Secretary-General of UNWTO since 1 January 2018 after being elected by the 22nd Session of UNWTO General Assembly.

4. What is the importance of World Tourism Day?

The main focus of world tourism day is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

5. Do you agree that there is a bright scope for tourism in India after COVID-19?

Yes, of course, I am agreed with it. Likewise, me all the people especially the youngsters are getting board at home staying approximately 6 to 7 months till now, so I think that they are searching for one opportunity that when this lockdown ends and they plan for a trip.

The people of India and of course from outside may step out from their home and go for a trip/travel after this lockdown which results in the increase of tourism.

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2 Comments

Mahi R · September 27, 2020 at 10:29 am

Every human being needs a tourism to relax themselves, very well defined the variety of tourism. 👏👏👏😇

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