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World Tourism Day
Written by Swathi on September 24, 2020 Share on

World Tourism Day 2020 – How are countries celebrating it this time?

Tourism has been a major part of our life for a long time now. 27 September is celebrated as World Tourism Day across the globe in different formats. This is the one special day when we pay homage to the excellent concept of tourism which leaves us with a sense of satisfaction. Unfortunately, this year has been a setback for tourism. But that has not had an impact on travel enthusiasts across the globe who have found innovative ways to celebrate this iconic day. Let’s have a look into it, shall we?

Japan

Japan
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There are no surprises that Japan has made it to the list of countries celebrating World Tourism Day. Tea farmers in Japan have come up with a unique initiative called ‘Meet the Tea Farmer.’ This aims at educating people about the cultivation of tea leaves right from the time it blossoms until it is brewed. If you happen to visit Japan at this time, you can also savour a sip of this splendid tea.

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India

Mahabalipuram
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India always comes up with unique ways to celebrate World Tourism Day. This time, the state of Tamil Nadu will be observing this day on the Mamallapuram Beach. A sand sculpture session will be conducted by students to bring to light the culture and art of the traditional tribes. Apart from this, a social awareness program will also be conducted and a peace prayer will be organised. A mix of culture, nature and social aspects is what you can expect if you plan on observing World Tourism Day in India.

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South Africa

South Africa
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For South Africa, World Tourism Day falls at the perfect time. The country is planning to open up its borders to welcome tourists from the month of October. Victoria, a region in South Africa will conduct a day-long event about the architectural marvels it houses apart from deep-diving into the beautiful nature that has been preserved by South Africa. Well, don’t you feel like packing your bags to South Africa already?

Slovenia

Slovenia
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A European country had to make it to this list right? Sustainable Tourism is a topic that has been spoken about for quite some time now. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia observes this initiative every year by the way of conducting the Green Microphone Awards. You will get to hear a number of speakers who will voice their opinion about travelling responsibly to ensure that future generations have enough to enjoy travel in the world.

Speaking about visiting these different countries would have surely rekindled your wanderlust right? Although the pandemic has brought the entire arena of tourism to a standstill, there is always a ray of hope. Tourism is evergreen and that is a fact written in gold. With appropriate safety measures in place, your vacation plans can soon come back to life. Have a look at some exclusive staycation deals offered by Pickyourtrail and plan that post-lockdown vacation right away!

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