World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day Official Celebration

Location

Doha
Qatar
25° 19' 6.0168" N, 51° 32' 10.1472" E
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No
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World Tourism Day Official Celebration, 27 September, Doha, Qatar
27 September 2017
Location: 
25° 19' 6.0168" N, 51° 32' 10.1472" E

 

As decided by the UNWTO General Assembly, the World Tourism Day 2017 Official Celebration will be held in Doha, Qatar, under the theme "Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development", in the framework of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. 

About the host

Qatar is a country steeped in history, rich in culture and buoyed by global growth. Owing to the country’s rapid development, visitors have an opportunity to capture the beautiful contrast of past and future in a single frame; the country is home to high rises and modern technology parks, sitting side by side with majestic desert landscapes and 1,400 years of Islamic history. In addition to offering a wide range of authentic experiences, Qatar hosts close to 80 sporting events annually, and will be the first Middle Eastern country to host the 2019 World Athletics Championships, 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 FINA World Swimming Championships.

In 2011, the country launched the Qatar National Vision 2030 to guide its plans for sustainable long-term development and economic diversification. In pursuit of this vision, tourism has been designated a priority sector by the country’s leaders. Tourism provides Qatar with the opportunity to find sustainable economic growth, while perpetuating and celebrating the nation’s cultural and natural gems.

In 2014, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) launched the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS) 2030, which charts a pathway of sustainable development for the tourism sector through 2030. Since its launch, Qatar has welcomed over 9 million visitors, and achieved an average annual growth in arrivals of 6% between 2012 and 2016. The economic impact of the tourism sector in Qatar is becoming increasingly visible with 2015 estimates showing a total impact on Qatar’s total GDP of 4.3%.

On World Tourism Day 2017, a new chapter of QNTSS will be launched, taking Qatar into the next phase of its journey towards 2030.

More information on the World Tourism Day 2017 website.


Documents

Provisional Programme

General Information Note

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Event type: 
Conference
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World Tourism Day
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UNWTO
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UNWTO Call for Papers - World Tourism Day

Locations

Maldives
Maldives
Maldives
Maldives
Approve event: 
No
25 March 2013 - 27 September 2013
Location: 

On the occasion of World Tourism Day (WTD) 2013 to be celebrated under the theme Tourism and Water- Protecting Our Common, UNWTO is pleased to inform that it has opened a call for papers on the theme “Tourism and Water”. Contributions should stress the importance of water planning for sustainable management and green growth in the tourism sector. The selected essays will be announced as part of the official WTD celebrations, including a special press release to be disseminated through the UNWTO website and networks.

The World Tourism Day (WTD) is held every year on September 27, a day dedicated among the international community to highlight the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. This year´s WTD will be held in Maldives under the theme Tourism and Water- Protecting Our Common Future, in support of the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation.

 

For more information please contact std@unwto.org

 

 

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Event type: 
Fair
Festival
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World Tourism Day
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UNWTO
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Spain to host World Tourism Day 2012 under the theme Tourism and Sustainable Energy

Locations

Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
Madrid
Spain
40° 25' 0.0876" N, 3° 42' 1.242" W
PR No.: 
PR12015
08 Mar 12

The 2012 official World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations will be held in Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain (27 September 2012). Under the theme “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”, WTD 2012 highlights the need to bring the tourism sector and energy stakeholders closer together to spur tourism’s contribution to sustainability.

“Tourism is at the forefront of many of the latest and most innovative sustainable energy initiatives,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai. “One only has to think of the investments being poured into renewable energy sources for aviation, or the energy technology solutions implemented in hotels around the world, to know that sustainable energy is a major priority for the sector.”