September 27 is World Tourism Day


This day promotes awareness of the need for accessible tourism. World Tourism Day is the project of the UN’s specialized agency — the World Tourism Organization (WTO) to boost local economies and ensuring sustainable tourism. 

Whether it's by plane, car, train, bus, bike, or foot, the world is open for everyone to see and enjoy!

Just a reminder to observe safe and hygienic protocols imposed during pandemic travels. 

From NationalToday.Com: 


  1. It creates jobs

    All over the world, even in its most remote corners, tourism has become a dependable source of jobs. In the U.S. alone, the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries supported 7.6 million jobs in 2015. This means one out of every 18 Americans is employed in tourism. When done responsibly, tourism can create jobs in areas where unemployment has risen due to unavoidable factors like automation.

  2. It’s a cash cow

    In 2015, international tourism generated $1.5 trillion in export earnings. This can be a tremendous benefit for smaller, under-developed communities. Developing a sustainable tourism ecosystem is paramount for ensuring these earnings are distributed among the community. Thanks to the work of the WTO, these areas are seeing smart tourism strategies put in place.

  3. It creates a better world

    Sure, the site of yet another lost tourist in your hometown may induce a small groan, but the reality is that traveling and seeing new places is good for our minds and good for our society. So, start planning your next trip!