27th September (’22): World Tourism Day

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. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

At its Twelfth Session in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 1997, the UNWTO General Assembly decided to designate a host country each year to act as the Organization’s partner in the celebration of World Tourism Day. At its Fifteenth Session in Beijing, China, in October 2003, the Assembly decided the following geographic order to be followed for World Tourism Day celebrations: 2006 in Europe; 2007 in South Asia; 2008 in the Americas; 2009 in Africa and 2011 in the Middle East.

The late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi, a Nigerian national, was the one who proposed the idea of marking September 27 of every year as World Tourism Day. He was finally recognized for his contribution in 2009. The colour of World Tourism Day is Blue.

♬ Nicky Romero x EDX – Out Of Control

LYRIC

My head says I should be leaving
But my heart don’t want me to go
You play me hot and cold like a fever
And my love runs out of control

It feels like I’m drowning
There’s poison in my blood
I wanna be on it
Every piece of you
Know I should be running
You put me up in chains
I had it coming

‘Cause every time my head says I should be leaving
But my heart don’t want me to go
You play me hot and cold like a fever
And my love runs out of control, out of control
Out of control

‘Cause every time my head says I should be leaving
But my heart don’t want me to go
You play me hot and cold like a fever
And my love runs out of control, out of control
Out of control
Out of control
Out of control
Out of control
Out of control
Out of control
Out of control

‘Cause every time my head says I should be leaving
But my heart don’t want me to go
You play me hot and cold like a fever
And my love runs out of control, out of control

Rocky Mountain National Park – Panoramic Views — Journeys with Johnbo

Sprague Lake in winter Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Last week’s Travel Tuesday took us to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was there I commented that the park’s beautiful scenery begs for panoramic presentations. This week’s post features an entire gallery of panoramic images. I have included 11 images captured using Lightroom’s panorama function, or […]

Rocky Mountain National Park – Panoramic Views — Journeys with Johnbo