Countdown to new edition of World Tourism Day 2022

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Countdown to new edition of World Tourism Day 2022
September 22, 2022

The event organized by World Tourism Organization will take place on September 27 and 28 in Bali, Indonesia.

The latest reports from the area of ​​international tourism indicate that the circulation of tourists worldwide doubles the numbers of 2021. In some regions, the number of travelers in 2019 has already been reached and even exceeded.

The sector is beginning to show a sustained recovery, and with this scenario, the UNWTO invites this year to reimagine tourism for the future, to reflect on where we want it to go and what we must do to make it happen. The call includes thinking about actions linked to education, employment and the impact of tourism activity on the planet.

For UNWTO Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili “The potential of tourism is enormous and we have a shared responsibility to ensure that it is fully realized. 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 ”. In this sense, the organizers clarify that each country can contribute locally with the slogan and expressly invite it.

During the event, a multi-stakeholder panel will discuss new issues in the sector, and there will be a talk entitled “The Tourism We Want”, led by local representatives from across the Bali tourism industry. There, they will talk about issues linked not only to employment and opportunities, but also to reducing the human impact on the planet.

World Tourism Day 2022 seeks to provide a platform for dialogue so that tourism can be a vehicle for recovery and transformation at the local and global levels, while demonstrating the transformation potential of the sector and the responsibility of the UNWTO as an engine of change.

Involving political sectors in tourism development activities at the local and global levels, as well as private sector leaders in discussions and possible solutions, is also a key objective of the 42nd edition of the event.


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