World Tourism Day 2022: History, Theme, & Significance

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To create awareness about the importance of tourism and the impact it has on the country, World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27th every year.

Tourism is a big boost to the economy and also introduces tourists to various cultures and people.

History

Every year since 1980, on September 27, World Tourism Day is observed all across the world. This date coincides with the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Statutes on September 27, 1970.

Significance

The significance of World Tourism Day is to raise awareness about the importance of tourism and how it affects the socio-cultural, political, and economic sectors of a country and the international community.

Tourism helps provide employment to millions of people to an extent that few countries are completely dependent on the tourism sector for financial stability. While traveling to different countries, it is important for tourists to consider sustainability so that they don’t ruin the location’s ecosystem and maintain a harmonious balance with nature.

Theme

This year’s official celebrations will take place in Bali, Indonesia. he theme for 2022 is ‘Rethinking Tourism’ and will be highlighting the tourism sector being recognized as an important pillar for development.

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