27 September 2010

World Tourism Day..



World Tourism Day – 27 September 2010


Today is World Tourism Day. It is a thematic event held every year on September 27. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political, and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the UN Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching these goals. Here I show some most beautiful stamps related with Tourism….



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World Tourism day recognizes the importance and the tourism industry across the globe.As the world comes together to celebrate 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, The World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations are being hosted officially this year by China,  under the theme, "Tourism and Biodiversity" (September 27, Guangdong Province). The theme provides a unique opportunity to raise public awareness of the importance of biodiversity to tourism and the role of sustainable tourism in the conservation of life on Earth.

Tourism & Biodiversity



“Tourism and biodiversity are mutually dependent. UNWTO wishes to raise awareness and calls upon the tourism stakeholders and travelers themselves to contribute their part of the global responsibility to safeguard the intricate web of unique species and ecosystems that make up our planet,” said UNWTO secretary-general Taleb Rifai.



Biodiversity is a key tourism asset and fundamental to its sustained growth. Intact and healthy ecosystems form the cornerstone of thousands of tourist enterprises and products worldwide, attracting hundreds of millions of tourists each year.



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A  global online photo competition was held last month by UNWTO to raise awareness of the World Tourism Day theme. UNWTO invited all to participate with photos that capture the strong link between tourism and biodiversity showing how tourism not only depends on healthy ecosystems, but can also contribute to them.

Photo Competition Winners

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