Themes of World Tourism Day over the years

Themes of World Tourism Day over the years:

  • 1980: Tourism’s contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and to peace and mutual understanding
  • 1981: Tourism and the quality of life
  • 1982: Pride in travel: good guests and good hosts
  • 1983: Travel and holidays are a right but also a responsibility for all
  • 1984: Tourism for international understanding, peace and cooperation
  • 1985: Youth Tourism: cultural and historical heritage for peace and friendship
  • 1986: Tourism: a vital force for world peace
  • 1987: Tourism for development
  • 1988: Tourism: education for all
  • 1989: The free movement of tourists creates one world
  • 1990: Tourism: an unrecognized industry, a service to be released (“The HagueDeclaration on Tourism”)
  • 1991: Communication, information and education: powerlines of tourism development
  • 1992: Tourism: a factor of growing social and economic solidarity and of encounter between people
  • 1993: Tourism development and environmental protection: towards a lasting harmony
  • 1994: Quality staff, quality tourism
  • 1995: WTO: serving world tourism for twenty years
  • 1996: Tourism: a factor of tolerance and peace
  • 1997: Tourism: a leading activity of the twenty-first century for job creation and environmental protection
  • 1998: Public-private sector partnership: the key to tourism development and promotion (Host: Mexico)
  • 1999: Tourism: preserving world heritage for the new millennium (Host: Chile)
  • 2000: Technology and nature: two challenges for tourism at the dawn of the twenty-first century (Host: Germany)
  • 2001: Tourism: a toll for peace and dialogue among civilizations (Host: Iran)
  • 2002: Ecotourism, the key to sustainable development (Host: Costa Rica)
  • 2003: Tourism: a driving force for poverty alleviation, job creation and social harmony (Host: Algeria)
  • 2004: Sport and tourism: two living forces for mutual understanding, culture and the development of societies (Host: Malaysia)
  • 2005: Travel and transport: from imaginary of Jules Verneto the reality of the 21st century (Host: Qatar)
  • 2006: Tourism Enriches (Host: Portugal)
  • 2007: Tourism opens doors for women (Host: Sri Lanka)
  • 2008: Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change and global warming (Host: India)
  • 2009: Tourism – Celebrating Diversity (Host: Africa.)
  • 2010: Tourism & Biodiversity[1](Host: China.[2])
  • 2011: Tourism Linking Cultures[3](Host: Egypt.[4])
  • 2012: Tourism and Energetic Sustainability (Maspalomas, Gran Canaria)
  • 2013: Tourism and Water: Protecting our Common Future (Maldives)
  • 2014: Tourism and Community Development (Guadalajara, Mexico)
  • 2015: Millions of tourists, millions of opportunities (Burkina Faso, Africa)
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