National Tourism Day is a nationwide event celebrated on 25 January annually across the country. The motive of the day is to appreciate India’s beauty, spread awareness about the importance of tourism, and highlight the tourism industry’s contribution to the country’s economy.
The 2022 Tourism Day celebrations will come under the aegis of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’ The Mahotsav event is a 75-week-long grand celebration launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark 75 years of the nation’s independence.
Telangana’s Pochampally, a town outside of Hyderabad famous for its hand-woven Ikat saris, will host a national-level event to commemorate “National Tourism Day 2022” to promote the importance of tourism and its effects on the nation’s economic growth.
History of National Tourism Day
As per a report by Times Now digital, there is no exact date when the first National Tourism Day was celebrated. It has yet to be discovered when this day was initially celebrated. The creator and origin of the day have yet to be found.
The Tourist Traffic Committee was established in 1948 to promote tourism. The committee’s first regional offices were established in Delhi and Mumbai the same year, but additional locations in Kolkata and Chennai were added the following year.
Later, in 1958, the Ministry of Tourism and Communication created a department explicitly about tourism. According to the report, the Deputy General, who held the title of Joint Secretary, served as its leader.
Significance of National Tourism Day
India is a treasure trove of beautiful sea coasts, forests, and mountains. India is one of the most well-liked tourist destinations among international visitors because of its rich historical heritage and cultural and geographic variety.
India is a nation filled with a rich culture and mythological heritage. It is a diverse sub-continent of Asia. India is a nation where ethnicity, practice, culture, etc., change with each kilometer as one moves from north to south. The nation receives visitors from all across the world.
Tourism significantly contributes to the growth of the economy and employment opportunities of a country. Tourism provides various benefits, including increased per capita income, foreign reserves, increased education status, trade, commerce, revenue for the government, etc.
Therefore, National Tourism Day is celebrated to educate people about the importance of tourism, the growth prospects of the tourism sector, and how it influences the economic enhancement of India.
The 2022 Theme of National Tourism Day
Every year, the government decides the specific theme for this special occasion to make it more unique and compelling. And the theme of National Tourism Day 2022 is “Rural and Community-Centric Tourism.”
How to celebrate National Tourism Day?
National Tourism Day was celebrated virtually the previous year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Tourism hosted seminars between 21 January and 22 February 2021 around the theme ‘Dekho Apna Desh.’
This year, to celebrate National Tourism Day, the Center will organize various seminars, cultural events, and other programs with the cooperation of the Telangana government. At the same time, some other states will also organize events to promote tourism in their region.
Telangana’s Pochampally, a town outside of Hyderabad famous for its hand-woven Ikat saris, will host a national-level event to commemorate “National Tourism Day 2022” to promote tourism and its importance to economic growth.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) identified Pochampally as one of the top tourist villages in November 2021. At all of the nation’s tourist sites and 75 key tourism centers, events featuring culture, light, and sound shows will be organized.
National Tourism Day Quotes, Slogans, & Messages
(I) “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller
(II) “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all”. – Helen Keller
(II) “He who does not travel does not know the value of men.” – Moorish proverb
(IV) “People don’t take trips, trips take people.” – John Steinbeck
(V) “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.” – Mark Twain
(VI) “The best journeys in life are those that answer questions you never thought to ask.” – Rich Ridgeway
(VII) “You don’t have to be rich to travel well.” – Eugene Fodor
(VIII) “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust
(IX) “Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli
(X) “He who would travel happily must travel light.” – Antoine de St. Exupery
(XI) “The journey is the destination.” – Dan Eldon
(XII) “To travel is to evolve.” – Pierre Bernardo
Frequently Asked Questions on National Tourism Day
Ans: The theme of National Tourism Day 2022 is “Rural and Community-Centric Tourism.”
Ans: National Tourism Day is celebrated to appreciate India’s beauty and spread awareness about the importance of tourism and its contribution to the country’s economy.
Ans: Telangana’s Pochampally, a town outside of Hyderabad famous for its hand-woven Ikat saris, will host a national-level event to celebrate “National Tourism Day 2022.”
Ans: There is no exact date when the first National Tourism Day was celebrated. It has yet to be discovered when this day was initially celebrated.