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Rethinking Tourism : Theme For World Tourism Day 2022

World Tourism Day is an annual event that celebrates the power of tourism and its potential to bring about positive change. Every year, we celebrate World Tourism Day on September 27th. The Globe has been grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, with travel restrictions and border closures resulting in a sharp decline in international tourism. In light of this, World Tourism Day is an opportunity to reflect on the role of tourism in our lives and how we can use it to bring about positive change. As we look to the future, let us use World Tourism Day as a rallying point for a rethinking of tourism and its potential to create a better world for all.

In this blog, we will talk about the theme for this year’s World Tourism Day 2022, and how IIHM (International Institute Of Hotel Management) is closely associated with UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organizations) and UNSDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Group).

Rethinking Tourism : Theme of World Tourism Day 2022

The UNWTO has designated Indonesia as the host nation for the formal celebrations of World Tourism Day 2022, which will be held on September 27. The subject for this year’s event is “Rethinking Tourism.”

The topic of the celebrations will be reimagining the sector’s expansion, both in terms of scale and relevance. UNWTO member states, non-members, and stakeholders from the private sector are invited to host their celebrations and promote the day by concentrating on this issue.

There is no question that the tourism sector needs to undergo a significant rethinking to address sustainability and climate change issues. However, rather than just giving it lip service on a specific day, all tourism sectors ought to embrace it as a genuine year-round commitment.

The UNWTO should reconsider the extensive travel that its representatives make to attend meetings. Travel executives need to consider the significant carbon footprints they leave behind when they travel for business. We learned at Covid-19 that the majority of the trade shows we visit can go smoothly online with tools like Zoom. Lessons are rapidly forgotten as the desire to congregate for networking and conversation reasserts itself. Airlines must use sustainable aviation fuels more quickly (SAF). By 2050, the current plan hopes to attain net carbon emissions.

In a press release commemorating World Tourism Day, UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili stated: “The potential of tourism is great, and we have a shared obligation to ensure that it is fully realized. “UNWTO calls on everyone to reflect and reassess what we do and how we do it, from tourism employees to visitors themselves, as well as small enterprises, major corporations, and governments.”

The 27th of September has been designated as World Tourism Day annually since 1980. On this day in 1970, the Organization’s Statutes were adopted for the first time, setting the stage for the creation of UNWTO five years later.

IIHM Global Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research

International Institute for Hotel Management (IIHM) is proud to be at the forefront of global efforts to promote sustainable tourism development. IIHM is closely aligned with UNWTO’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which provide a framework for achieving a more sustainable world by 2030. In particular, IIHM is committed to SDG Goal 2, which calls for Zero Hunger. The IIHM Food Soldier Programme has been a mainstay in Food distribution campaigns, even during the pandemic when the entire global underwent a shutdown. Through its programs and initiatives, IIHM is working tirelessly not just for food distribution but also creating national awareness towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The iconic Park Street Metro in the Indian city of Kolkata, has been adopted by IIHM where, the entire metro station is now promoting the UN SDG. The initiatives of IIHM have been recognized by UNWTO and this is what the Hon’able Secretary General of United Nations World Tourism Organization, Mr Zurab Pololikashvilli had to say about IIHM –

“IIHM is at the forefront of global efforts to promote sustainable tourism development. We are proud to be a part of both UNWTO and UN Global Compact initiatives that are making a difference in people’s lives and protecting our planet.” – Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of UNWTO

What Zurab Pololikashvili, says about IIHM

It’s my great pleasure to greet you on World Tourism Day. I bring with me the best wishes of all UNWTO members, a community of 159 nine nations. We celebrate as the world cautiously reopens to travel. Now is the time to recognize our sector’s essential role as a vision of sustainable and equal development. The theme of World Tourism Day 2021 is tourism for inclusive growth. Today, we highlight the value of everyone involved in tourism, both visitors and visitors. India has always seen tourism as a vital part of social, economic, cultural, and environmental advancement. You have also long been a valued life of UNWTO. In 2019, Incredible India was the host country for World Tourism Day. And your government has supported tourism through the biggest crisis in the history of the sector. At the same time, the International Institute of Hotel Management has emerged as a true leader in tourism excellence. It connects India’s talented youth to the wider sector and the world. Furthermore, the IHM Global Center of Tourism and Hospitality Research is a forum that will enhance this unique relationship between hospitality, education, and employers. Today on World Tourism Day, UNWTO is proud to stand with the IIHM. And I’m honored to officially inaugurate the IIHM Global Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research on this historic occasion.

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Why IIHM(International Institute Of Hotel Management)

Choosing a hotel management institute is a tough decision. There are many things to consider – the location, the curriculum, the faculty, the facilities, and more. But if you’re looking for an institute that offers all of these things and more, then IIHM is the right choice for you. Here’s why:

IIHM has campuses in some of the most popular tourist destinations in India, which means you’ll get first-hand experience of working in a real hotel. The curriculum is designed to give you a well-rounded education, covering everything from front office management to food and beverage service. And with experienced faculty members from the industry, you’ll be learning from the best.

IIHM also has state-of-the-art facilities, including a fully equipped kitchen, a swimming pool, and even a Spa Therapy center. Plus, there are plenty of extracurricular activities to get involved in, like sports and cultural events

So if you’re looking for an institute that will give you the skills and experience you need to succeed in the hospitality industry, then IIHM is the right choice for you.

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"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

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