The World is a book and those who do not travel read only a page – Saint Augustine.
It is totally awesome to hear that the day is celebrated as World Tourism Day. And Yeah! The United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27 every year since 1980. The Organization started celebrating the day with the purpose to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and also targets to manifest how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.
The theme of this particular day in 2017 was “sustainable tourism”, in 2018, the theme was “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” and presently, the 2019 theme is “Tourism and Jobs – A Better Future For All.” Let it be, but have you ever thought of the reason behind marking the International Days? International days are just marked to educate the public on issues of concern, to organize the political wills and resources to address global problems and also to celebrate and to fortify the achievements of humanity.
And this is the first-ever time that India is hosting World Tourism Day with the theme of “Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All.” India is a country where there are so many hidden gems being incorporated, to which the soul of the tourist is seeking! No matter how many places a tourist has been traveled to, yet his soul seeks to explore almost every nook and corner of the world and to unveil the newer terrains. Some of the passionately curious souls might travel to the landscapes which are familiar and unfamiliar to them. Thus, the desire to explore new places and cultures has helped the world to come together and connect effectively. Presently, traveling has come together in more economical, convenient and easy with the introduction of new technologies. As a result, Tourism has emerged as a leading industry which thus contributes to the economies of several countries.
According to the United Nations World Tourism, we will be seeing a new theme and a new country as a host. This year for the first time, India is hosting the World Tourism Day with the best ever theme as Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All. The program is organizing today in the busily enchanting city Delhi which focuses on the challenges outlined in the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations and how does the tourism industry can help to meet the challenges. As per the theme, the program is to open more avenues for job seekers in the field of tourism.
Undoubtedly, India has been witnessing a number of soulful visitors from all over the world. With so many outsiders thronging to visit the country, India is indispensably one of the most popular tourist destinations even today. The country has been visited by foreigners ever since ancient days and it has been inhabited by various cultures and places to know about.