World Tourism Day is observed globally on 27th September every year. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. This date was chosen by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted.
The 2020 edition of World Tourism Day, with the theme of “Tourism and Rural Development”, will celebrate the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- United Nations World Tourism Organization Headquarters location: Madrid, Spain.
- United Nations World Tourism Organization Head: Zurab Pololikashvili.
- United Nations World Tourism Organization Founded: 1 November 1974.