Thailand to host World Tourism Day 2016 on accessible tourism
Asia-Pacific, Tourism, September 25 2016
Thailand’s capital city of Bangkok will host World Tourism Day 2016, which has the theme of “Tourism for All: Promoting Universal Accessibility”, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
This year’s theme aims to raise people’s awareness on the importance of tourism, and its impacts on social, cultural, political and economic affairs, said UNWTO through a press release from the Madrid-headquartered office in Spain.
Discussing tourism accessibility, both United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai highlighted that everyone is equal in accessing tourism and recreational activities.
“Therefore, it is highly important that all countries and destinations, as well as the industry, promote accessibility for all in the physical environment, in transport systems, in public facilities and services and in information and communications channels”, said Rifai.
World Tourism Day 2016 in Bangkok on September 27 will see a series of events, and a seminar for insiders to discuss the implementation of “Tourism for all” agenda.