World Tourism Day

UNWTO Call for Papers - World Tourism Day


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25 March 2013 - 27 September 2013

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.


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Spain to host World Tourism Day 2012 under the theme Tourism and Sustainable Energy

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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.”

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