The World Tourism Day is celebrated on September 27th every year. Andhra Pradesh government use to celebrate the official tourism day every year. Before bifurcation it used to be held in Hyderabad the then capital of Andhra Pradesh. Later, after bifurcation it was shifted to Vijayawada and the government has once hosted the official tourism day programs in Visakhapatnam in the year 2017.
This year the government has planned to bring back the celebrations to Visakhapatnam. The entire event will be held tomorrow in VMRDA children’s arena located in Siripuram. Due to covid-19 effect the celebrations are going to be a low key affair this year and only a limited number of guests were invited for the event.
Theme of the 2020 edition of the World Tourism Day is “Tourism and Rural Development”. Toursim plays a unique role in providing opportunities outside the cities. Tourism also helps in preserving natural and cultural heritage around the world. It is acting as a source of employment at different places around the country and around the world. There are many countries which are purely dependent on income from tourism.
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