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UNWTO mobilises stakeholder for World Tourism Day 2022

By Maria Diamond
27 August 2022   |   3:55 am
With the 2022 theme of Rethinking Tourism, the World Tourism Day (WTD) for this year will focus on re-imagining the sector’s growth, both in terms of size and relevance.

With the 2022 theme of Rethinking Tourism, the World Tourism Day (WTD) for this year will focus on re-imagining the sector’s growth, both in terms of size and relevance. The International day of observance, which is the official day, will be hosted by The Republic of Indonesia on September 27, 2022.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili said: “The potential of tourism is enormous, and we have a shared responsibility to make sure it is fully realized. On World Tourism Day 2022, UNWTO calls on everyone, from tourism workers to tourists themselves, as well as small businesses, large corporations and governments to reflect and rethink what we do and how we do it.”

World Tourism Day has been held on 27 September each year since 1980. The date marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Statutes of the Organization in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of UNWTO five years later.

In the global economy, tourism is one of the most noticeable and growing sectors. This sector plays an important role in boosting a nation’s economy. An increase in tourism flow can bring positive economic outcomes to the nations, especially in gross domestic product (GDP) and employment opportunities.