ISLAMABAD    -  World Tourism Day will be marked on September 27 (Tuesday) across the globe including Pakistan with the aim to foster aware­ness among the international commu­nity of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and eco­nomic values.

World Tourism Day recognizes the importance of tourists and the tour­ism industry across the globe. The Unit­ed Nations’ World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) invites people worldwide to participate in World Tourism Day on Sep­tember 27 every year. Many tourism en­terprises and organizations, as well as government agencies with a special in­terest in tourism, celebrate the event with various special events and festivities.

Different types of competitions, such as photo competitions promoting tour­ism, as well as tourism award pres­entations in areas such as ecotourism, are held on World Tourism Day.