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World tourism day in 2022 held on September 27 .World Tourism Day has been held on 27 September each year since 1980. The date marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Statutes of the Organization in 1970, paving the way for the establishment of (The World Tourism Organization ) UNWTO five years later.
Tourism can be recognized as long as people have travelled; the narrative of Marco Polo in the 13th century; the “grand tour” of the British aristocracy to Europe in the 18th century; and the journeys of David Livingstone through Africa in the 19th century are all examples of early tourism.
The theme for 2022 is Rethinking Tourism and will be highlighting the tourism sector being recognized as an important pillar for development.
Indonesia is the host country for World Tourism Day 2022, and the celebrations begin in Bali. The tourism sector will design its celebrations around the theme of Rethinking Tourism
The late lgnatius Amaduwa Atigbi, a Nigerian was the one who proposed the idea of making 27th September as a World Tourism Day.
late lgnatius Amaduwa Atigbi
Thomas Cook, (born November 22, 1808, Melbourne, Derbyshire, England—died July 18, 1892, Leicester, Leicestershire), He is known as the father of tourism. He invented the modern tourism .
Thomas cook
Thomas Cook is considered to be the world’s first Travel Agent. He, in the latter half of the 19th Century revolutionised the way the tourism industry functioned. One of his earliest ventures was organising a rail trip from Leicester to Loughborough, for about 600 people.
Mary Jane Corbett, better known as the mother of hunter-turned environmentalist Jim Corbett, was virtually the mother of tourism activities in the hill town as she set up its first lodging facility for visitors.
Mary Jane Corbett
Cyriacus of Ancona(1391-1452), the first cultural tourist since antiquity, lacked these advantages when, in the first half of the 15th century, he sailed around the Mediterranean in search of the remains of Greek and Roman civilisations.
Cyriacus of Ancona
Tourism constitutes an important industry today. It has opened up new vistas for the play of economic emancipation. It provides a very potent contribution by strengthening and developing the financial resources of a country. Moreover, it is a process in which mutual material and mental benefits occur. Furthermore,
Tourism fetches foreign exchange in the form of invisible exports, which results in the manifold progress of the nation.
Tourism generates jobs. These employments are the main contribution of tourism to generating national income. But one should remember that employment in the tourism industry is often seasonal.
Tourism often leads to the commercialization of art forms and especially handicrafts. Art items with cultural or religious meaning are sought by tourists as souvenirs. As more and more tourists visit a destination, souvenir production has increased, often leading to mass production. This production also generates income.
  • Adventure tourism: As a kind of tourism in India, adventure tourism has recently grown in India.
  • Beach Tourism. : India’s vast coastline and islands provides ample opportunities for fun packed tourism.
  • Cultural& heritage tourism.
  • Eco tourism.
  • Medical tourism.
  • Wildlife tourism.
  • wine tourism
  • pilgrim tourism
  • village tourism
  • lesure tourism
The Nine (9) Pillars of Tourism
  • Transportation.
  • Accommodation/ Lodging.
  • Food and Beverage.
  • Travel Sectors/ Travel Agents.
  • Souvenirs and Handicrafts.
  • Attractions.
  • Entertainment.
  • Allied Services.
Kerala, Rightly known as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala is among the most beautiful and green states in India. The backwater state is prized for some of the country’s most pretty national parks and wildlife sanctuaries. It is home to some of the country’s most stunning beaches, including Kovalam , Muzhappilangad, Varakala and many more.Kerala cuisine has an abundance of coconut, rice, tapioca and spices like black pepper, cloves, cinnamon and ginger. This picturesque destination is sandwiched between the Western Ghats mountains and the Arabian Sea, dotted with magical backwaters, lush greenery, wildlife, pristine beaches, rich art and culture, spice and tea plantations, Ayurvedic therapies.

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