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World Tourism Day 2016: #Tourism4all

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Started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in the year 1980, World Tourism Day is celebrated every year at 27th September. This year, the day will be marked in Bangkok with a number of events focusing on the theme of “Tourism for All – Promoting Universal Accessibility”. As per the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accessible tourism will let the world recognise that all people can and should be able to participate in tourism and enjoy unforgettable travel experiences.

As every nation celebrates World Tourism Day on Tuesday, September 27, India will also be a part of this incredible initiative. Though India will focus on cleanliness, security and better connectivity of tourist areas to boost tourism in the country. According to the Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, “clean tourism is the dream of Tourism Ministry”. The thought has been inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness movement. Taking forth the cleanliness initiative, India would ban the polythene at all tourist spots from October 2.

India is a booming travel and tourism market in Asia and is expected to grow in the years to come. Therefore it is important to spread the word of both the importance and immense benefits that can bring a huge difference to the society and tourism in our country. The destinations in India that have topped the list of most visited places are Goa, Agra, Jaipur, Kerala and Kanyakumari. So put on travel shoes and head to these locations to make the most of your vacation diaries.

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Srishti is a writer by profession and a dreamer by choice. She loves experimenting with her space and her looks. Being an avid animal lover, she plans on being a part of Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation in near future.

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