UNWTO organizes first ever World Tourism Day Essay Competition

World Tourism Day (WTD) is a thematic event held every year on September 27, underscoring the socio-economic impact of tourism. This year’s WTD is held under the theme “Tourism and Water - Protecting Our Common Future”, in support of the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation.

On the occasion of this year’s celebrations, UNWTO is organizing the first ever WTD essay competition.

Considering water both as a tourism resource and an asset, the essay should stress the importance of water planning and sustainable management as a powerful instrument for tourism development and green growth in the tourism sector.

For more information on entry requirements and how to take part, follow the link below:


World Tourism Day Essay Competition 2013



UNWTO Senior Media Officer: Marcelo Risi
Tel: (+34) 91 567 81 60

UNWTO Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme

UNWTO Communications & Publications Programme