World Tourism Day is Saturday, Sept. 27

Across the globe, Sept. 27 heralds World Tourism Day, an annual event sanctioned by the U.N. World Tourism Organization. In Washington this year, the salute will be highlighted at the Travel Leadership Summit, where 27 state tourism leaders and dozens of cities will convene. The global theme of World Tourism Day, “Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change,” is among the key business and public policy issues fronting the U.S. travel industry.  World Tourism Day signals the benefits that travel and tourism creates among places around the globe,” said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the Travel Industry Association.
Travel and tourism is one of the largest employers in the United States, directly generating earnings of $171 billion that supports 7.5 million jobs across every local economy. Domestic and international travel expenditures total $740 billion, making it one of America’s largest industries. To learn more about World Tourism Day, contact the World Tourism Organization at

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