Winners of WTD Twitter Competition

Participants of the first ever World Tourism Day Twitter Competition were asked to submit, in no more than 140 characters, their interpretation of this year’s World Tourism Day theme: ‘Tourism – Linking Cultures’ via the social networking site Twitter. 

These are the five winning tweets, from over 85 entries received by UNWTO:

"Is there any better way to understand another culture than to experience it in person?"



"I can see the pyramids through Google but I cannot understand the Egyptian culture and mentality except by visiting. Tourism links cultures." 




"Tourism is a thread which connects all cultures and peoples. As we travel, explore and discover, the thread gets pulled tighter."




"Bringing together visitors and locals in a festival of recognition, discovery and experience."




"Tourism: Eliminating barriers of language, race, preference, religion, ideology, taste, and distance, creating a global feeling."




Thank you to all competition participants and congratulations to our winners!