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Nigeria and the World Tourism Day – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

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Today is being observed by the global community as the World Tourism Day. The day was set aside by the United Nations Tourism Organisation in 1980. The cardinal objective of the celebration is to sensitise the entire world to long-term planning and development, as well as harnessing the multiple benefits from tourism.

The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Leave No One Behind.”September 27 is celebrated as World Tourism Day across the world. Since the 1980’s, the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) has observed the day to raise awareness on the role of tourism in the global community and how it affects social, political and cultural values worldwide.

Available statistics have shown the tremendous dividends accruing from tourism in the spheres of economic, social, global peace and amity among others. The experiences of Kenya, The Gambia, Egypt and South Africa illustrate how countries have derived economic growth and development…

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