National Tourism Day

National Tourism Day

National Tourism Day takes place on May 7. This day is observed during National Travel and Tourism Week in the United States, which occurs every first full week of May. National Travel and Tourism Week was first celebrated in May 1983, as President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation urging all citizens to observe the week.

NATIONAL TOURISM DAY TIMELINE:-
January 20, 1758
Tour and Tourists
The term ‘tour’ is first used, soon followed by the term ‘tourist,’ referring to participants of tourist events.

19th century
An Expensive Hobby
Tourism is mainly for the rich, who have enough money and spare time for traveling.

July 5, 1841
Thomas Cook Company
As the oldest travel company in the world, the Thomas Cook Company initiates organized tourism.

June 3, 1843
First Group Tour
The Thomas Cook Company organizes the first group package tour.

NATIONAL TOURISM DAY ACTIVITIES
Send a souvenir from your city or state
Pick one of the many souvenirs from your local city or state, and mail it to one of your friends abroad. You’ll be amazed at their reactions.

Plan a trip out of country
With a plethora of travel options at your fingertips, why not plan to travel abroad for a week, or two, or three?

Give the gift of travel.
Give a plane ticket to a loved-one, or friend. They say traveling is one of the most enjoyable and enriching activities one can do.

WHY WE LOVE NATIONAL TOURISM DAY
Tourism opens up people to new experiences
Travel is good for lots of things – if you’re traveling for business, on a one-week family trip, or gave up everything to pursue a nomadic life, traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence through new experiences, breaking barriers and allowing you to meet people from all over the world.

Tourism bridges the language barrier
People who visit foreign countries are encouraged to learn new phrases, words of the native languages of each foreign country they visit. Speaking in foreign tongues helps people attain a whole new outlook in life.

Culture shock
Culture shock describes the impact of moving from a familiar culture to an unfamiliar one. It’s the surprise of a new environment, with new people and a new way of life.

Some Important Faqs:-
What is the theme of National Tourism Day 2023?
To spread awareness on these topics, National Tourism Day was announced every year by the Government of India. The theme of National Tourism Day 2023 is ‘Rural and Community Centric Tourism’.

Why 25 jan is celebrated as National Tourism Day?
The day is observed to highlight the importance of tourism for the economy of the country, as the sector accounts for 9.2 per cent of the country’s total GDP and 8.1 per cent of employment.

In which state National Tourism Day 2023 is celebrated?
This year it is celebrated in Pochampally, a village in Telangana. National Tourism Day in India is celebrated on January 25. This year, the national tourism day will be celebrated in Pochampally, a village in Telangana.

Who is the father of tourism?
Thomas Cook, the famous British businessman is known as the Father of Tourism, because of his contributions that resulted in the birth of modern tourism, beginning with the idea of a “packaged tour.” In 1855, he organized his first tours abroad, and in 1872, he embarked on his first round-the-world tour.

Who declared World Tourism Day?
Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted.

Why is World Tourism Day?
Every year on September 27, World Tourism Day is observed to shine a spotlight on the global significance of tourism. Since its inception in 1980, this day has become a platform to raise awareness about the vital role tourism plays in economic growth, cultural exchange and sustainable development.

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