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World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day (WTD), held annually on 27 September, is a global observance to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to highlight the contribution the tourism sector can make in reaching these goals.
Every year, WTD is celebrated under a different theme, selected by the UNWTO General Assembly on the recommendation of the UNWTO Executive Council. Official WTD celebrations take place in a UNWTO Member State, on the basis of geographic rotation.
For more information, please visit: http://wtd.unwto.org
Your actions count: Be a responsible traveller
Launched in March 2014, this joint UNWTO / the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) campaign aims to engage tourists in the global fight against the trafficking of persons, wildlife, cultural artefacts, drugs and counterfeit goods.
By raising awareness on the criminal activities which can be concealed behind colourful souvenirs, exotic products, counterfeit goods and other items which travellers can come across, the campaign calls on them to help reduce the global demand for such goods through their actions.
For more information, please visit: http://bearesponsibletraveller.org/
One Billion Tourists One Billion Opportunities
In 2012, one billion international tourists crossed international borders in a single year for the first time.
To mark this historic landmark, UNWTO launched a campaign aiming to reach as many people as possible with a simple message: one billion tourists mean one billion opportunities to make the world more sustainable, inclusive and prosperous for all.
For more information, please visit: http://1billiontourists.unwto.org/