UNWTO selects India as host country to celebrate World Tourism Day 2019

The World Tourism Day which observed globally on 27 September is hosted by a different country every year. India has been selected as the host country for celebration of World Tourism Day 2019 by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This is for the very first time that India will host the day in its National Capital, New Delhi.

World Tourism Day 2019: Host Country

India was selected as the host country as it has a distinct geographical existence than the rest of Asia. Moreover, India offers a tourist several tourism options, varied cuisines, history, arts, language, music forms, faiths, adventures and places among others.

As India is the host country for World Tourism Day 2019, therefore the event around 2019 theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all’ will take place in Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi from 26-28 September 2019.

This is the first time that India will be hosting World Tourism Day.

About World Tourism Day

It is observed every year globally on 27 September with the aim of raising awareness about importance of tourism among global community as well as to encourage its social, political, cultural and economic values. The celebrations of World Tourism Day have been led by United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) since 1970.

World Tourism Day 2019 Theme“Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all”, is in line with UNWTO’s overall emphasis on skills, education and jobs throughout the year.

About United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)

It is the United Nations specialized agency which works towards promoting sustainable, responsible and universally accessible tourism.

It was founded 43 years ago on October 1975. It is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

Parent organization: United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO).

Members: 158 countries, 6 territories and more than 500 affiliate members. Its members represents educational institutions, private sector, tourism associations and local tourism authorities.



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