UNWTO calls: get involved in celebrating World Tourism Day

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected both developed and developing economies, with marginalized groups and the most vulnerable most affected. Restarting tourism will help in recovery ...

The coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected both developed and developing economies, with marginalized groups and the most vulnerable most affected. Restarting tourism will help in recovery and growth.

For this reason, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has determined how it will World Tourism Day 2021 be focused on tourism for inclusive growth. It is an opportunity to look beyond tourist statistics and understand, that is, admit that behind each issue there is actually a person.

The UNWTO therefore calls on all its member states, as well as non-members, UN sister agencies, companies and individuals to celebrate the unique capacity of tourism that ensures no one is forgotten as the world begins to reopen and look to the future.

World Tourism Day, which is celebrated every year on September 27, raises awareness of the social, cultural, political and economic value of tourism and the contribution that the sector can make to achieving the goals of sustainable development. The time of World Tourism Day is particularly auspicious in that it comes at the end of the high season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern.

Join World Tourism Day

"Inclusive growth tourism" the theme is World Tourism Day 2021. This year’s official celebration will be hosted by Ivory Coast, where the ability of tourism to drive inclusive development and the role it plays in creating opportunities for millions of people around the world will be celebrated.

The UNWTO therefore invites all interested parties to include in this year’s celebration of World Tourism Day and present the potential of tourism to create jobs and bring communities together.

What to do?

Submit high-resolution photos and videos that best show the entire value chain, from souvenir manufacturers, through hostel managers to tour guides. In this way, it wants to emphasize the power of tourism that generates the growth and positive transformation it has initiated for people.

What photos?

People are at the heart of everything we do. They are building the tourism sector and making it a powerful platform for growth and understanding, so let’s give them a word!

  • Tourism sector workers
  • Local communities
  • Travelers involved in local activities and events
  • Photo quality: at least 300 dpi.
  • Videos: no longer than one minute, at least 1080p.

How to participate?

  • Select photos and videos according to the above.
  • Send it to comm@unwto.org, stating:
  • Email Subject: WTD 2021 footage (Country Name)
  • Contact person

Cover photo: Screenshot Facebook video UNWTO

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