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September 27 is World Tourism Day

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The United Nations created World Tourism Day (September 27) in 1979 to increase awareness of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values. World Tourism Day is hosted by the UNWTO .

Planeta.com has celebrated World Tourism Day for 20 years! We applaud the work of friends in the hospitality sector. You inspire us a billion billion times. Each year we ask a few questions and compile the responses.

In 2017 World Tourism Day is hosted by Qatar.

Question: How do you say 'World Tourism Day' in other languages?

Translating: World Tourism Day

Hungarian: Turizmus Világnapja
Italian: Giornata Mondiale del Turismo
Spanish: Día Mundial del Turismo

2016 World Tourism Day

Accessible Tourism for all is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are traveling or staying at home. May that be due to a disability, even temporary, families with small children, or the ageing population, at some point in our lives, sooner or later, we all benefit of universal accessibility in tourism.
Which is why, we want to call upon the right for all of the world’s citizens to experience the incredible diversity of our planet and the beauty of the world we live in. On this year’s World Tourism Day help us spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring to society at large.
Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today.

#WTD2016 #AccessToInfoDay

Question: What are your favorite open access and creative commons-licensed tourism data, reports?

Question: How does #wtd2017 compare to #wtd2016?



World Tourism Day Pool
world tourism day - Google News

Ways to Improve World Tourism Day

Create or participate in online video conversations before, during and after World Tourism Day
Integrate open access to tourism data, statistics and reports
Register satellite events
Create how-to guides to participate for remote participants
Announce the focal point and host country of next year's event
Show connections between WTD and World Environment Day
Show connections between WTD and the International Day of the World's Indigenous People

Artwork / Cue Yourself

September 27 World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

Flickr Challenge

World Tourism Day is September 27 and we invite you to share photos which highlight environmental and cultural awareness in travel and tourism.

Photos are accepted throughout the year. This is a moderated group. As of September 2015, the World Tourism Day group has 86 members and 147 photos.

This week we make a special request. We'd love to see photos from the official and informal World Tourism Day events around the world. We also are putting out this call for photos of transportation, particularly but not limited to public transportation. Bonus points to friends who can direct us to local transportation info on the web. Planeta Wiki editors are asked to embed these links on the regional pages.

We're also looking for photos of
biodiversity conservation in tourism
environmental education in tourism
official World Tourism Day events
informal World Tourism Day events
local crafts and artesania
renewable energy in tourism
water conservation/recreation

Graphics/artwork from ...
signage from World Tourism Day events
screenshots from recommended tourism apps
posters promoting responsible tourism and conscious travel

Call for photos: World Tourism Day on Flickr #wtd2015 @unwto

September 2014 World Tourism Day Hangout

Sep 25 World Tourism Day Hangout #wtd2014

Social Web

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldtourismday
Twitter Hashtag: #WTD2015

Google Docs
What would you recommend to communities to make the most of tourism? Your ideas welcome on our Google Doc


Tourism Spotlight Award
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Official Info

World Tourism Day
About World Tourism Day


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http://wtd.unwto.org/en/event/oaxaca-photo-safari (2011)

2011 Photo Competition


2014: Mexico


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