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World Tourism Day 2019: a better future for all

World Tourism Day 2019: a better future for all

World Tourism Day is celebrated every year on 27 September. The goal of this day is to make people aware of the importance of tourism. The main purpose of this day is to tell the people how tourism is important for employment generation, sustainable society and inclusive development and how tourism is also important for the conservation of natural resources and cultural heritage.

Significance

  • World Tourism Day is celebrated every year to make people aware of the importance of tourism.
  • This day can help in increasing mutual understanding among people all over the world.
  • On the occasion of World Tourism Day, many kinds of programs are organized all over the world.
  • One of the main objectives of World Tourism Day is also to promote tourism and increase the income of your country through tourism.
  • The theme of World Tourism Day this year is "Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All".
  • This year India is going to host the World Tourism Day 2019.
  • Different countries host World Tourism Day every year.

Background

  • World Tourism Day was started in view of the importance and popularity of tourism.
  • It was started to make people aware of tourism, the United Nations World Tourism Organization keeps the theme of World Tourism Day different every year.
  • The United Nations had decided to celebrate September 27 to 1980 as World Tourism Day.
  • The day of 27 September was chosen for World Tourism Day because the Constitution of the World Tourism Organization was accepted on this day in the year 1970.

Tourism status in india

  • According to statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, in 2017, around 1.65 billion domestic tourists visited.
  • According to the Ministry of Tourism, the number of foreign tourists has also increased.
  • According to the data, one crore five lakh tourists visited India in the year 2018

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Q.1 When is World Tourism Day celebrated across the world?
A. 24 November
B. 27 September
C. 10 December
D. 6 May
Answer...
Ans: 27 September

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