Hoy se celebra el Día Internacional del Turismo

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Hoy se celebra el Día Internacional del Turismo

Since 1980, the World Tourism - UNWTO World Day celebrates the holidays each September 27, the date was chosen as on that day in 1970, which adopted the Statutes of the World Tourism , which is considered a milestone in world tourism.

The main purpose of World Tourism is to promote awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic.

This date is appropriate because it is the end of the tourist season in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of the season in the southern hemisphere, when tourism is hot topic for hundreds of thousands of people around the world from all sectors of society, for tourists and, in particular, to the operational sector.

Since 1998, in the XII Summit of Istanbul (Turkey), the World Day of Tourism is located in a different country every year, which means that only countries that are WTO members are eligible for this commemoration.

In the XV Summit in Beijing, China, it was decided to geographical rotation of World Tourism since 2006 rotation that began in that year and in 2006 was Europe, 2007 South Asia 2008 Latin, 2009 Africa 2010 Asia, 2011 Africa, Europe 2012.