World Tourism Day: Twitterati share beautiful photos of travel destinations

Sep 27, 2017, 17:33 IST | mid-day online correspondent

On World Tourism Day, Twitterverse was abuzz with netizens sharing beautiful photos and videos of places. Here are some of the reactions

On World Tourism Day, Twitterverse was abuzz with netizens sharing beautiful photos and videos of places. Here are some of the reactions...

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The United Nations World Tourism Organisation has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27 since 1980s.

To celebrate World Tourism Day, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the National Tourism Awards Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at a function held in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that tourism is one of the largest industries in the world. Its evolution can be estimated from the fact that the number of tourists all over the world has increased from 2.5 crore in 1950 to 123 crore in 2016. The tourism industry contributes 10.2 percent of the world's GDP. It is estimated that every 10th person in the world works in the tourism industry.

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