Who started celebrating World Tourism Day?

Who started World Tourism Day?

Establishment of World Tourism Day

It was at its third session (Torremolinos, Spain, September 1979), that the UNWTO General Assembly decided to institute World Tourism Day, commencing in the year 1980.

Why is World Tourism Day celebrated?

World Tourism Day is celebrated to raise awareness on the importance of tourism and how it affects the social, cultural, political and economic values internationally. 90% of the world heritage sites are closed due to the pandemic last year. This left people in rural communities unemployed and on the brink of poverty.

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