Romania celebrates World Tourism Day
On September 27, 2014, Romania celebrates World Tourism Day, along with other member countries of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), being held for the first time in 1980. World Tourism Day will be celebrated this year under the theme „Tourism and Community Development” to highlight the tourism potential of promoting opportunities for communities around the world and the role of community sustainability.
„Tourism is travel, communication, knowledge, challenge, it means health, marketing and vision”, according to a press release from the Romanian Tourism Employers’ Federation. The purpose of this important 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.
Currently, the World Tourism Organization counts 155 Member States full, six associate members and over 400 affiliated members in the private sector, educational, and public associative. Romania is one of the founding members of the WTO. Our country holds the Presidency of the Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization, the decision adopted in October 23, 2012 in Campeche – Mexico, until August 2013, the elections that took place in Zambia.
On this occasion, Alba Iulia launches the book „Tourist highlighting of tangible and intangible heritage of Alba”, which will take place at the Alba Gallery (Third Gate, Alba Carolina Fortress).