WORD TOURISM DAY World Tourism Day is observed annually on September 27th to celebrate and promote the importance of tourism worldwide. This day serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the social, cultural, economic, and environmental benefits of tourism, as well as its potential to promote mutual understanding and peace among nations. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) established World Tourism Day in 1980, and each year, it chooses a theme to focus on various aspects of tourism. Themes in the past have included "Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All," "Tourism and Digital Transformation," and "Tourism and Sustainable Energy." Tourism plays a significant role in the global economy, contributing to job creation, economic growth, and the preservation of cultural heritage. It also promotes cross-cultural exchanges, fostering greater understanding and appreciation of different cultures and traditions. On World Tourism Day, various events and activities are organized by governments, tourism organizations, and communities to showcase the benefits of tourism and encourage responsible and sustainable travel. These activities may include cultural performances, exhibitions, conferences, and discussions on topics related to tourism development and conservation. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the tourism industry, making it more important than ever to promote responsible and sustainable tourism practices. As we celebrate World Tourism Day, it's crucial to consider the role of tourism in building a better, more inclusive, and sustainable future for all. Travelers are encouraged to make responsible choices, support local communities, and respect the environment when exploring new destinations.... (More)