The importance of tourism, and the incredible rolling tourism dollar, has been recognized by the United Nations as an “official day” since the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) became a UN specialized agency in 2003.
This year’s theme is an important one: "Tourism – Linking Cultures", highlighting the industry’s role in bringing the cultures of the world together and promoting global understanding through travel. Shouldn't every day be about supporting global understanding through tourism?
I’m all for that!
These adorable young men were there to meet us when we landed in our small plane in the Sepik River region
of Papua New Guinea.
Copyright: Lynn O'Rourke Hayes 2010