Dominica joins the rest of the world today in celebration of “World Tourism Day”.
According to a release, World Tourism Day is aimed at fostering awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar, the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today.
This year World Tourism Day is being held under the theme “Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility”.
The theme is about the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all.
The Ministry of Tourism and the Discover Dominica Authority echo the appeal of the United Nations in calling upon the right for all of the world’s citizens to experience the incredible diversity of the planet and the beauty of the world we live in.
Hon. Robert Tonge, Minister for Tourism and Urban Renewal echoed the sentiments of world leaders and tourism heads when he stated that Dominica recognizes the necessity of accessibility in tourism and the need to accommodate all visitors. He went further, “Our Tourism Industry is one of immense expansion, and we must work towards having the destination prepared, ensure its sustainability while still providing for all types of visitors. For this year’s World Tourism Day let us all reflect on the importance and immense benefits universal accessibility has and can bring not only to the tourism industry, but to society at large.”
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