World Tourism Day

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  • World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September each year 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 tourism’s potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and addressing some of the most pressing challenges of today.

    The theme for World Tourism Day 2019 is “Tourism and Jobs: A better future for all”. Ghana will join other nations around the world in marking this special day with activities at Kumasi and Kwahu.

    Activities

    September 26, 2019– Exhibition and Lecture at Centre for National Culture – Kumasi

    September 27, 2019– World Tourism Day Durbar at Centre for National Culture – Kumasi

    September 27 – 29, 2019Fun & Fly Paragliding Festival and Eat Ghana Bazaar @ Odweanoma Mt. Kwahu. Register at: https://visitghana.com/events/paragliding/

    September 28, 2019King of the Mountain Cycling Competition(Nkawkaw-Abene-Atibie), Kwahu

    September 29, 2019– Health Walk

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    Global Host

    Last year, India was chosen to be the host country to celebrate World Tourism Day 2019. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.

    Every year, UNWTO invites people of all ages and backgrounds to hold and take part in WTD celebrations in their respective countries or holiday destinations.

     

     

    About World Tourism Day

    United Nations World Tourism Organization begun The World Tourism Day celebration in the year 1980.

    Celebrated every September 27 around the world, the purpose of World Tourism Day is to foster awareness among the international community on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

    Ghana hosted the global community for the international celebration for the first time in 2009.

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