The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) marks World Tourism Day every year on September 27. This year the organisation has selected India as the host country. Every year the celebrations have a theme; this year the theme is 'Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future For All'.
As part of World Tourism Day celebrations in India, the Center for Soft Power hosted a series of round table discussions to discuss and deliberate the importance of the tourism and hospitality sectors and their impact on cultural, social and economical development of respective destinations. The round table discussions were held in various Indian cities between September 5 – 20, 2019. A select group of people from the fields of tourism and hospitality were invited to be part of the round tables. The proceedings of the round tables will be used in preparing a roadmap for policymakers.
Objectives of Road To World Tourism Day include:
- To discuss current trends in India in the tourism and hospitality sectors
- To discuss employment opportunities in the tourism and hospitality sectors and the scope for technology and innovation
- Preparing destinations to enable the tourism and hospitality industries
Cities that took part in Road To World Tourism Day:
- Anandpur Sahib
The Center for Soft Power wishes to thank all its city host partners for graciously taking out time to curate these round tables in these cities.