World Tourism Day 27th September 2020 – History, Importance & Topics
World Tourism Day is celebrating every year on 27 September.
The industry benefits entire families & communities, women’s lives are intrinsically link to the region.
Data from the United Nations World Tourism Organization,
UNWTO show that between 100 – 120 million direct tourism jobs are at risk.
The UN Conference on Trade and Development -UNCTAD estimates a loss of 1.5 to 2.8 percent of global GDP.
Look briefly at the policy of the last Secretary-General about the impact of the epidemic on tourism and the roadmap for a more sustainable and inclusive tourism sector.
The industry benefits entire families & communities, and women’s lives are intrinsically link to this sector.
As well as tourism helps rural communities handle their unique natural & cultural heritage, which supports conservation projects including preserving endanger species, safe traditions or tastes, says UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili.
Further 2020 edition of World Tourism Day, with the theme of ‘Tourism & Rural Development’,
Plays a different role that tourism in providing opportunity outside of big cities & preserving cultural, natural heritage around the world.
Since 1980, the UN World Tourism Organization observe World Tourism Day on 27 September as international supervision.
This date chosen as the day in 1970, when the UNWTO statutes were adopt. The adoption of these methods is consider a milestone in global tourism.
Similarly Tourism in India- The coronavirus epidemic has given a severe blow to the Indian travel & tourism industry and according to a study by the industry,
the entire value chain associated with the sector is likely to cause a loss of around INR 5 lakh crore or USD 65.57 billion. CII and hospitality consulting firm Hotelivate.
‘One of the worst crises affecting the Indian tourism industry is that all its geographic segments – inbound, outbound and domestic,
Almost all tourism verticals – leisure, cruise, adventure, heritage, corporate segments.’
As well as accepting 40 million jobs at stake & 15 lakh crore loss to the hospitality industry. The government is betting on reviving the tourism industry.
Equally a tourism task force has been set up by the Modi government to revive the region & a high-level inter ministerial meeting has been scheduled on the subject.