The sector prepares to celebrate World Tourism Day 2022

With the theme of ‘Rethinking tourism‘, the International Day of Commemoration this year will focus on rethinking the growth of the sector, both in terms of size and relevance. The Republic of Indonesia will host the official day (September 27), although all UNWTO Member States, as well as non-members and stakeholders across the private sector, are encouraged to hold their own celebrations. as well as to promote the day and its central theme.

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili says: “The potential for tourism is enormous and we have a shared responsibility to ensure that it is fully realised. On World Tourism Day 2022, UNWTO calls on everyone, from tourism workers to tourists themselves, as well as small businesses, large corporations and governments, to reflect and rethink what we do and how we do it.

world tourism day took place on September 27 every year since 1980. This date marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Organization’s Statutes in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of UNWTO five years later.


About the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes tourism as a vehicle for equitable, inclusive and sustainable development. Together with its Member States, international organizations and the private sector, UNWTO promotes safe and seamless travel for all. UNWTO is also working to make tourism the foundation of international trust and cooperation and a central pillar of recovery. As part of the wider United Nations system, UNWTO is at the forefront of global efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including through its ability to create decent jobs, promote equality and preserve natural and cultural heritage.

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