Bali to Host World Tourism Day on September 2022

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Bali (Pixabay) - The 24th General Assembly Session of The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) determined Bali, Indonesia, as the host of World Tourism Day 2022. Next year's World Tourism Day will be held on September 27, 2022.

Next year's World Tourism Day theme is "Rethinking Tourism". The 24th General Assembly session was held from November 30 to December 3, 2021, in Madrid, Spain.

"Bali, Indonesia, has been designated to host World Tourism Day 2022 with the theme "Rethinking Tourism" at the 24th General Assembly Session of The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) which was held on November 30 - December 3, 2021, in Madrid," the Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement quoted by, Friday, December 3, 2021.

In the UNWTO General Assembly in Madrid, Nglanggeran Village in Yogyakarta received an award as one of the UNWTO's Best Tourism Villages along with 43 other villages from 32 countries. Nglanggeran village was given recognition for its natural and cultural resources as well as innovative and transformative actions and commitments towards tourism development that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Indonesia has a great interest in advancing global tourism agendas, especially the recovery of the tourism industry in the post-pandemic. During the meeting, Indonesia paid attention to the impact of the pandemic on tourism workers especially women. Indonesia has designed various programs to support female workers during the pandemic.

For information, the UNWTO General Assembly is a biennial meeting of UNWTO member countries to discuss world tourism policies. UNWTO member countries agreed that tourism is a pillar of development that absorbs many jobs, inclusive, and sustainable. For this reason, any country must continue to accelerate the recovery of world tourism after the COVID pandemic.

UNWTO is the UN agency that has the authority to promote responsible, sustainable, and universally accessible tourism. Currently, UNWTO has 160 member countries, 6 associate members, 504 affiliate members, and 2 observers (Vatican and Palestine). Indonesia has been a member of the UNWTO since 1975.

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