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 has been celebrated around the world 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.

Following the official WTD celebrations in Guadalajara, Mexico, we want to hear from YOU. Let us know how you celebrated, 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.

To stay updated on news related to tourism and community development, make sure to follow UNWTO on Facebook and Twitter!

World Tourism Day 2014: Tourism Stories from UNWTO on Vimeo.

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

WTD Facebook Photo Album! Check out the album to see examples of people and communities from around the world whose life improved thanks to tourism!








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