World Tourism Day

Written by Renaissance Uniersity

World Tourism Day has been held on 27 September each year since 1980.

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The date marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Statutes of the Organization in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of UNWTO five years later.

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UNWTO General Assembly at its third session commencing in the year 1980 decided to institute World Tourism Day.

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This date was chosen to coincide with an important milestone in world tourism: the anniversary of the adoption of the UNWTO Statutes on 27 September 1970.

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World Tourism Day comes at the end of the high season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere.

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