Today is world tourism day and across the world programs and events have been launched to celebrate this day with full enthusiasm. World tourism day celebration was an initiative of United Nations World Tourism Organizations(UNWTO) in 1980 with the objective of creating awareness towards the role of tourism between nations and its effect on social, economical, cultural and political values worldwide.
It was proposed by late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi from nigeria to mark 27th September as world tourism day which was accepted and his contribution in this regard was recognized by UNWTO in 2009.
Every year UNWTO selects a partner country as an organizer for World Tourism Day Celebration.
India too participated on this occasion as it has immense potential to be a front runner on global tourism map. It presents tourists across the world, with diversified interests in terms of cultural, wildlife, historical and adventure tourism.
Even on social media #WorldTourismDay has been the top trend and below are some selected tweets on this.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi invited the world to visit and explore enchanting beauty through Tourism in india.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 27, 2016
The official account of late Nelson Mandela was quoting tourism as a peace industry
— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) September 27, 2016
India union minister for culture and tourism tweeted stressing on Gujarat.
— Dr. Mahesh Sharma (@dr_maheshsharma) September 27, 2016
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis invited the world there in 2017 as it will be ” Visit Maharashtra ” year.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) September 27, 2016
Some leading twitter influencer like Prashant Ranjan too show their enthusiasm on twitter on this Tourism day.
— Prashant Ranjan (@pranjan21) September 27, 2016