Today, 27th September is World Tourism Day. This year’s theme is ”Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility”.

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….Wikipeadia.

Raising/ fostering awareness on the impact of tourism amongst the global communities and its importance on the political, cultural, economical and social values globally is the aim of this day.


Interestingly, I found out that a Nigerian, the late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi was the proponent of the idea behind the celebration of World Tourism Day every September 27th. In 2009, he was recognised finally for his contribution. There are great Nigerians doing the nation proud everywhere.

So, citizens of our dear world, you are called upon to experience the beauty and rich diversity of the world we call ours.

Sources: un.org; google search.


2 thoughts on “#WorldTourismDaySept’27

  1. Concise and informative post there. Good one Tee.

    It’s a fantastic idea to attempt to explore the world in which we live. There are amazing things to see and places to go. However, truth must be told that engaging in tourism, like travelling does not always come cheap. But the good news is that we are in Africa and Africa is richly endowed with beautiful tourism sites, game reserves and parks. From North to South, West to Eastern Africa, we have so much to explore that no one individual can actually truly satisfy his/her curiosity in a lifetime!

    And for those who cannot afford international travel, Nigeria has many notable views and natural parks that one does not need too much funds to enjoy what the country has on offer. The only needed ingredient is interest and time.

    We live supposedly busy lives that we forget to actually LIVE our lives to the fullest. We need to learn to create more time for relaxation and to generally enjoy more of what nature has bestowed upon us. That way we would be improving the quality of our lives, and as a result live longer.

    Say Yes to Tourism!


    • Thanks Andrew. I do love exploring the world, infact, in my nfamily, I could say we are ‘Ajala the traveller’…lolz. That’s how much we love tourism.
      You are quite right that Nigeria and indeed Africa have serene and beautiful places for tourist attraction. I intend exploring some places soon enough. In these times we are in Naija, international traveling will just have to take the back seat…
      I intend enjoying the life to the fullest. So, I’m a huge card carrier of ‘Yes to tourism’…


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