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!


Stay tuned for the result of the WTD Blogger Competition! The deadline to participate has passed and the winner will be announced soon. Enjoy all entries here.

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.