Message from UNWTO: re 2016 World Tourism Day Celebrations
It is our great pleasure to invite you to join us for this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations, to be held in Thailand’s amazing capital Bangkok, the City of Angels on 27 September 2016, under the theme “Tourism for All, promoting universal accessibility”.
With 15% of the world’s population living with some form of disability, coupled with rapidly aging societies, accessibility needs have become a vital aspect in creating an inclusive society. Placing accessibility at the heart of tourism development ensures all parts of society their right to enjoy barrier free travel while also providing immense opportunities for business and destinations alike.
The one-day WTD Conference will highlight issues on requirements for universal accessibility and maximizing opportunities arising from it. We will have the opportunity to gain insights from prominent experts in this field and share best practices from around the world.
As part of the WTD Conference, an overnight technical tour will take participants to the province of Khon Kaen, regarded as the Center of North-East Thailand. Participants will gain insights and unique experiences on Tourism for All in a province that is considered a truly hidden gem among the countless destinations in Thailand.
We would very much appreciate the confirmation of your participation in the WTD celebration at your earliest convenience completing registration as indicated on the official WTD website (http://wtd.unwto.org/content/official-celebrations).
As a global initiative, we also invite you to celebrate World Tourism Day 2016 and universal accessibility in your country by joining the World Tourism Day Campaign with global participation (more information at wtd.unwto.org).
We look forward to greeting you personally in the Land of Smiles for the official celebrations of the World Tourism Day 2016 and in jointly promoting Tourism for All.