CAIRO – 27 September 2021: On September 27, the world celebrates Tourism Day, under the slogan "Tourism to Achieve Comprehensive Growth".
Many events, touristic offers and free tickets are taking place as part of the celebrations to restore the tourism sector to its previous status before the global pandemic.
The World Tourism Organization approved the celebration of the World Tourism Day in 1980. September 27 was chosen as it coincides with the anniversary of the establishment of the statutes of the World Tourism Organization.
As part of celebrating the World Tourism Day, the World Tourism Organization called for uploading photos of tourist sites on social media, as celebrating this day targets promoting awareness of the social, cultural, political and economic value of sustainable tourism.
It is also worth mentioning that the timing of the World Tourism Day comes at the end of the peak tourist season in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the Southern Hemisphere.
Tourism around the world achieves five goals of sustainable development, which are the eradication of poverty, gender equality, decent work, economic growth and the reduction of inequalities, in addition to employing one in ten people on the face of the earth.