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World Tourism Day 2016
Wednesday، 05 October 2016 - 01:10 PM
-World Tourism Day 2016 celebrated on Tuesday 27th September 2016.
Theme of World Tourism day
- The Theme of 2016 “Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility”.
-The day is celebrated each year on September 27th every year with a various theme to aware the general population about the significance of tourism.
-The official World Tourism Day 2016 celebrations will be held in Bangkok, Thailand.
-Bangkok, the capital is a browsing city known for its beautiful temples, floating markets and impressive skyline.
Establishment of World Tourism Day
-The World Tourism Day celebration was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in the year 1980 which is celebrated every year at 27th September.
-This particular day was selected as it was the day when the laws of the UNWTO came into force in the year 1970 which is considered as the big landmark for the global tourism as it aims to aware the public about the significant role of the tourism inside the international community as well as to exhibit how the social, economic, cultural, political values are affected by it globally.
Message of World Tourism Day
-A message is sent to the general public every year by the UNWTO Secretary-General to participate in the occasion.
- It is celebrated with the great interest by the various tourism enterprises, organizations, government agencies and …etc.
-Varieties of competitions are held at this day such as photo competitions promoting the tourism, tourism award presentations including free entries, discounts/special offers to the general public.
-Tourism has become the continuously growing and developing economic sectors worldwide because of the occurrence of various attractive and new destinations for the tourists.
So it has become the main source of income for the developing countries.
Egypt’s activity in celebrating tourism international day 2016
-Temple of Karnak, Luxor province has witnessed on Tuesday 27/9/2016 World Tourism Day celebration by the presence of Brigadier General Ahmed Naseem, Chairman of Luxor City Council and a number of security leaders and tourism operators.
-Tourist delegations have been received by flowers and roses at Luxor international Airport, hotels and archaeological and tourist areas.
-There were also various Bands for Folkloric Arts; oboe municipal and various celebrations.
-Tourists have expressed their happiness for visiting Luxor because of its global status and they also enjoy safety and stability there.
-Also, the Antiquities Ministry’s Museums Sector launched a new Facebook hashtag to mark World Tourism Day in a bid to encourage tourism in the country.
-Under the #Visit_Egypt, the sector shared photos on the ministry’s official Facebook page of visitors at different sites that were photoshopped into photo frames derived from the ancient Egyptian civilization.
-The photos will then be sent to their owners so they can share them with families and friends around the world.
-The World Tourism Day celebration, which started September 27, will today include three distinguished museums in Cairo: the Egyptian Museum, the Coptic Museum and the Textile Museum, where visitors, Egyptians and foreigners, will be photographed.
Also, Minya Governorate has witnessed World Tourism day celebration on 28/9/2016. The celebration has been set up by the Department of Tourism. Minya governor has attended the ceremony .He toured Minya exhibition tourism at the open theater on the Nile Corniche that contains products and craft items and tourist images illuminated archaeological sites which is famous for the province.
The events also included a celebration ceremony of Folk Art by Culture Houses.
It also included free of charge to visitors at archaeological and tourist areas, which included those areas (Islamic monuments; Amarna mountain; Bahnasa and Monastery of the Virgin Mary).