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World Tourism Day 2024: Theme, Activities (Know Top-Rated Tourists Places)

The United Nations World Tourism Organization celebrates every year World Tourism Day on 27 September. This date was selected as the day when the Constitution of the United Nations World Tourism Organization was adopted in 1970. The adoption of these regulations is considered a milestone in the global tourism industry. The purpose of this day is to raise people’s awareness of the role of tourism in the international community and show how it affects the social, cultural, political, and economic values of the world.

World Tourism Day Theme 2024

‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’ is the theme of World Tourism Day 2024.

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The Most Visited International Tourists Places

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10. Turkey

We found that Turkey ranks tenth among the most visited countries in the world. This is a Eurasian country known for its rich cultural heritage and very pleasant climate. It has a large number of historical, cultural, and archaeological sites. And charming sea resorts along the Mediterranean and Aegean coasts. Its popularity is also attributed to the numerous attractions including 13 World Heritage Sites.

9. Thailand

It has sunny beaches, tropical islands, abundant wildlife, and multiple archaeological sites. Among them are temples and monasteries. Thailand is an extremely attractive world tourist destination. Consolidate the ninth place among the most visited countries in the world. Vibrant celebrations and nightlife make it a prosperous place. The streets are filled with world-renowned commercial facilities and exquisite cuisine. They are more than just convincing factors for millions of people setting foot on their land in search of new experiences every year.

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8. Mexico

Mexico is a great country, located in Central America. Its fame is especially due to its pristine beaches and commercial facilities. Among them, it enjoys a high reputation worldwide. In recent decades, the country’s tourism industry has seen considerable growth. Its cultural wealth includes several World Heritage sites certified by UNESCO.

7. Germany

Germany receives a large number of tourists from all over the world year after year. Not counted as local tourists. It is estimated that Germany’s tourism industry contributes 4.5% of the country’s GDP. More than 20,000 jobs have been created based on travel and tourism activities. Berlin, Munich, and Hamburg are just some of the few destinations most visited each year. In short, they have not achieved the advantage of proving that they are ranked seventh among the most visited countries in the world.

6. U.K

Has a long and interesting history. In addition to the very ancient cultural wealth, we also found that the United Kingdom ranked sixth. Its well-developed facilities and infrastructure aimed at tourism are a clear example of development. Today, the British tourism industry is booming.

5. Italy

For many people, Italy is one of their lifelong dream destinations. They usually plan to visit at some point. There are 50 World Heritage sites certified by UNESCO. It has many countless cultural attractions. Buildings and archaeological sites mark the existence of the Roman Empire and the Renaissance. The southern coast of the Mediterranean is also a good tourist attraction. Let us not forget its lovely delicacies with a reputation throughout the length and breadth of the earth.

4. China

China is the land of the Great Wall. It has some nice places to visit such as Shaolin Temple, Holy Five Mountains, Shaolin Temple, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Forbidden City, Three Gorges, etc. It is an often visited country in the world that has many tourist sites. It is estimated that over time, inbound foreign tourists will increase exponentially.

3. Spain

Tourism is an important industry in Spain. Most tourists to Spain come from other European countries. The most important historical towns include Barcelona, Madrid, and Andalusia. So far, Spain ranks third among the most visited countries in the world.

2. America

The United States is a vast country that provides a wealth of attractions for tourists from all over the world. Many cities of this American giant are known for their large numbers of tourists. Among them, New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas stood out. The main attractions of the country include the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone National Park.

1. France

There is no doubt that France ranks among the most visited countries in the world. France has many tourist attractions. Important cities such as Paris, Lyon, and Strasbourg. In turn, it has 37 sites named World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Its GDP only contributed 9.7% to travel and tourism. 70% of income comes from national tourism. Therefore, it is the most appreciated destination for travelers from all over the world.


World Tourism Day Activities

Every September, the country and the community will perform activities to encourage tourism and spread the significance of tourism and its value to society in the cultural, economic, political, and social fields.

To Show Cultural Places

World Tourism Day is a chance to show the world the cultural potential of each place. There is no doubt that when you take a tourist trip, what you bring home is always a cultural sample of the place you visit. Therefore, countries, provinces, and cities often organize events to show their culture to the world. Music, dance, and folklore are exhibited in major squares of the world to showcase the cultural power that each place must provide.

A Day to Visit the Museum

Museums are part of the most frequent activities for tourists. Municipalities provide free museum tickets on this day. In this way, you can better understand the history of the place and support the tourism industry promoting the economy of each country.

Connection with Nature

This celebration also encourages harmony with our natural environment. This is why the other activity to consider on this World Tourism Day is hiking. Connect with nature and supplement your trekking in the mountains with other activities such as bird watching.

Forums and Seminars

A significant part of the celebration of World Tourism Day is to make people conscious of the positive effects. This is why it is important to hold different forums and seminars in different parts of the world and provide them with help. In these activities, ecotourism, sustainable tourism, the value of the sector in the social economy, and other factors were discussed.

Understanding Customs

Part of the spirit of travel is understanding other cultures, and food plays an important role in understanding local customs that would be another attraction of this day.

The Impact of Tourism

As such an important sector, tourism has a great impact on all areas of society. To understand the meaning of this, we must consider this World Tourism Day to raise awareness of the importance of responsible tourism.

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