World Tourism Day (WTD), celebrated every year on 27 September, is a global observance to highlight tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value.

WTD 2014 is being held under the theme Tourism and Community Development - focusing on the ability of tourism to empower people and provide them with skills to achieve change in their local communities.

Leading up to the official WTD celebrations in Guadalajara, Mexico, we want to hear from YOU. Let us know how you will be celebrating, send us your best photos on this year’s theme for the WTD Facebook album and join the #WTD2014 conversation on Twitter to share your thoughts and experiences with the global tourism community.

Throughout the campaign we will add a lot of interesting content related to tourism and community development. Stay updated on upcoming WTD news, keep checking back and make sure to follow UNWTO on Facebook and Twitter!


Cintia Oliva from Chile is the winner of the WTD Blogger Competition! Find out why and read all entries here

WTD Facebook Photo Album! Join the countdown to 27 September by submitting YOUR photo of tourism and community development for inclusion in our Facebook album! 


Watch the official message on video





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Updated information will be available always in English and Spanish, whereas information in French will be available shortly after.