World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day 2017

Question: ‘World Tourism Day’ is celebrated on-
(a) September 26
(b) September 22
(c) September 27
(d) September 29
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On 27th September, 2017, World Tourism Day was celebrated across the world.
  • Theme of this day for 2017 was ‘Sustainable Tourism-a Tool for Development’.
  • The purpose of this day is to increase awareness on the role of tourism among the international community.
  • It is notable that Last year alone, 1.235 million travellers crossed international borders in one single year.
  • By 2030, this 1.2 billion will become 1.8 billion.
  • The tourism industry contributes 10.2 percent of the world’s GDP.
  • It is estimated that every 10th person in the world works in the tourism industry.
  • In India too, the livelihood of a very large number of people is linked to the tourism industry.
  • In the year 2016, tourism’s contribution to GDP was 9.6 percent and 9.3 percent to total employment.
  • This year the ‘World Tourism Day’ event was held officially in Doha, Qatar.
  • The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function held in New Delhi.


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