World Tourism Day events taking place in Gozo next weekend
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Every time we travel, for whatever reason, we are part of a global movement; a movement that has the power to drive inclusive development, create jobs and build the sustainable societies we want for our future; a movement that builds mutual understanding and can help us safeguard our shared natural and cultural heritage.
Each year on the 27th of September, the purpose of World Tourism Day is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.
Together with the rest of the world where tourism is recognised as an industry, the Ministry for Tourism and the Malta Tourism Authority will be organising a series of events to mark World Tourism Day.
These events will culminate on Sunday, the 27th of September. In order that the celebrations will be more meaningful to both tourists as well as to the stakeholder involved in the tourism industry the Malta Tourism Authority has also invited the tourism stakeholders to participate with their own initiatives.
The theme chosen by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation for this year is One Billion Tourists – One Billion Opportunities. This theme will reflect on the importance of tourism both as a commercial opportunity as well as a cultural opportunity.
In Gozo, next Saturday, the 26th of September there will be a Fashion Show & Flamenco Dance with Ghana la Bormliza, starting at 8.00pm and an Artisan Fair at 6.30pm, these events are taking place at Triq il-Port, Marsalforn.
Also next Saturday there is a Seabed Clean-Up at various dive sites in Gozo and Malta.
On Sunday, Heritage Malta is offering a comprehensive day ticket to all Heritage Malta sites and museums at a cost of €5.00 (excluding the Hypogeum Palace State Rooms and Tarxien Temples) for more information please see www.heritagemalta.org.
Other events are taking place in Malta.