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Best Hotel for World Tourism Day & Its History
September 18, 2019 | Blog
Where will you be Friday, September 27th?
Well, we hope you’ll be joining us here on the magnificent island of Mallorca at a Hoposa hotel or vacation apartment, marking the 2019 edition of World Tourism Day!
What exactly is World Tourism Day? Well, allow us to fill you in a bit on the backstory while you start making plans to soak up some Mediterranean sunshine amid our luxury Mallorcan hospitality.
World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day is an initiative launched back in 1980 by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. “Its purpose,” the World Tourism Organization’s website explains, “is to foster awareness among the global community of tourism’s social, cultural, political, and economic value and the contribution the sector can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.”
In other words, World Tourism Day isn’t some vague, crass marketing gimmick, but rather an invitation to reflect on the potential for tourism to spur economic development, cultural pride, environmental consciousness, and other positive effects around the globe.
Why September 27th? That was the day in 1970 when the UN World Tourism Organization adopted its foundational statutes. The organization, based in Madrid, encompasses nearly 160 countries and six territories, with better than 500 affiliate members that include various tourism bodies, NGOs, commercial representatives, and other tourism-related outfits.
This Year’s World Tourism Day Host City & Theme
While World Tourism Day observances go on all around the world, the event has a different official host city each year. The 2019 host is New Delhi, the capital of India and among the most ancient cities on the planet.
The theme for World Tourism Day 2019, meanwhile, is Tourism & Jobs: A Better Future for All.
Treat Yourself to a World Tourism Day Holiday in Mallorca at a Hoposa Hotel or Vacation Apartment
If you can’t make it to the formal proceedings in New Delhi, why not use World Tourism Day as a thoroughly appropriate excuse to travel to Mallorca, biggest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, and soak up its scenery, beaches, cuisine, history, and more with a Hoposa home base? We’d love to host you for the weekend of September 27th (or however long you can spare in our Mediterranean paradise), and we promise you’ll have no shortage of Mallorcan wine (or whatever your preferred beverage) for toasting the occasion.
Book your Mallorcan getaway with Hoposa for World Tourism Day 2019 now, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you to our sun-splashed corner of Europe!