Tourism Day, also known as World Tourism Day, is an annual event celebrated on September 27th to raise awareness about the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. It was first observed in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), which is the leading international organization responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism.
The theme of Tourism Day changes every year, focusing on different aspects of tourism, such as sustainable tourism, rural tourism, cultural tourism, and accessible tourism. The purpose of this event is to promote tourism as a means to foster economic growth, job creation, and community development, while also raising awareness about the importance of sustainable tourism practices.
Tourism Day is celebrated around the world, with various events and activities organized by governments, tourism organizations, and local communities. These activities include cultural performances, tourism fairs, conferences, seminars, and other events aimed at promoting tourism and its benefits. The day also provides an opportunity for tourism professionals, governments, and other stakeholders to discuss ways to improve tourism policies, infrastructure, and practices to ensure that tourism remains sustainable, responsible, and accessible to all.