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DÍA MUNDIAL DEL TURISMO 2002

Por su resolución 439(XIV) adoptada en su decimocuarta reunión (Seúl (República de Corea) / Osaka (Japón), 24-29 de septiembre de 2001), la Asamblea General de la OMT decidió seleccionar el lema siguiente para la vigésima tercera edición del Día Mundial del Turismo:

"Ecoturismo, clave del desarrollo sostenible"

La Organización Mundial del Turismo celebrará oficialmente el 23º
Día Mundial del Turismo, el 27 de septiembre de 2002,
en Costa Rica.

NUEVO! PROGRAMA DE ACTIVIDADES

MENSAJE DEL SECRETARIO GENERAL DE LA OMT

LOGO DEL DÍA MUNDIAL DEL TURISMO (350 PIXELS)
(es igualmente el logo del Año Internacional del Ecoturismo)


ACTIVIDADES EN OTROS PAÍSES
(información en el idioma original, lista alfabética)

Antillas Neerlandesas (Miembros Asociados)
Tourism Week (Sept. 22 - 28):
Press release about the Tourism Week, Sept. 20 & 21
1. Speech Commissioner of Tourism on National TV,
Sept. 22nd. To kick-of Tourism Week
2. Tourism Seminar at the University of Neth.Ant., Sept. 26
3. Tourism Summit and Luncheon. (Chata), Sept. 26 & 27
4. Meet-the-Industry Crash Course 2nd phase.
Hand out certificate at end of course, Sept. 25
5. Tourism info for Secondary School Students
With video: "Tourism and the Economy" Oct. 4 at the Movies.
6. Tourism Workshop for Secondary School Teachers. Week of Oct.7
7. Extra Media Awareness Coverage, e.g.:
On both National TV


Bangladesh
The Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh shall observe WTD on 27 Sept. 2002. The important programme for the occasion shall be as follows:

-Organize a colourful rally in Dhaka, the capital city and also in Sylhet, Cox's Bazar and Rangamati.
-Publication of a special supplement in the important daily newspapers highlighting importance of the day.
-Special discussion programmes on television and radio.
-Special discount on food and accommodation at importan hotels and also hotels and motels run by Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (NTO).
-Illumination of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (NTO) Head office and other important hotels.
-Seminar on "Ecotourism- the key to Sustainable Development".
-Display of banners showing the slogan of the World Tourism Day.
-etc.

Bolivia
Las actividades que el estado boliviano a través del Viceministerio de Turismo realizará a propósito de la conmemoración del Día Internacional del Turismo:
1. Visita de estudiantes a los principales atractivos turísticos por región.
2. Durante el 27 de septiembre, los museos de Bolivia permaneceran abiertos al público y el ingreso será gratuito.
3. Se dará la bienvenida al país a los visitantes arribados en vuelos internacionales, la bienvenida será con música típica del país.
4. Conferencia de prensa del recientemente posecionado Viceministro de Turismo de Bolivia , Lic. Daniel Kwacz en relación a la importancia de la fecha y el plan estratégico que encará el estado boliviano frente al reto del turismo sostenible.*
5. Publicaciones en la prensa boliviana del Mensaje del Secretario General de la OMT para el Día Mundial del Turismo del 2002.
6. Publicación de otros temas relacionados con el sector turístico mundial y boliviano.


Bulgaria
The Ministry of Economy of Bulgaria will celebrate the World Tourism Day with the following activities:
· "Tourism investor of the year - 2002" contest - in accordance with the theme of this Year's World Tourism Day - "Ecotourism: the key to sustainable development";
· Official press conference of the Deputy Minister of Economy in charge of tourism and leading representatives of the tourism business;
· Official reception;
· In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Waters and the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests and with the sponsorship of USAID - First National Forum - "Ecotourism, mountains and protected areas - partners for prosperity" - October 2nd - 4th, 2002.

Camboya
The Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia will celebrate the 23th World Tourism Day. This important event will be celebrated nationwide, especially at the most popular tourist destinations in Cambodia with activities such as: appeal to all institutions, private enterprises as well as citizens, cultural and social events which will be televised and broadcast on radio and published in newspapers all over the country.

Canada
In Ottawa, the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) will be observing the WTD hosting a celebration at its headquarters. In attendance will be the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, Prime Minister of Canada.

The CTC is also conducting a series of media events/interviews to help raise awareness for World Tourism Day across the country.

China
The China National Tourism Administration will hold the grand celebration for the World Tourism Day in collaboration with the Municipal People's Government of Yinchuan, Ningxia Autonomour Region on September 27, 2002. Preparation for the coming event is under way now. Every year, China celebrates the World Tourism Day in a different region in order to promote the variety of its tourism resources.

Cuba
CUBA CELEBRARÁ ESTE EL DÍA MUNDIAL DEL TURISMO BAJO LA ÉGIDA DEL ECOTURISMO, CLAVE DEL DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLE
Un amplio programa de actividades desarrollará Cuba para festejar el próximo 27 de septiembre el Día Mundial del Turismo, que este año se celebra bajo la convocatoria de la OMT Ecoturismo, clave del desarrollo sostenible. Más información


Eritrea
The Ministry of Tourism of the State of Eritrea plan for WTD 2002 will be as follows:

1. To generate greater awareness among the public in regard to ecotourism in general, and focusing to the 23rd World Tourism Day in particular, the Minsitry of Tourism has a plan to issue a magazine with the title "Aflto" meaning awareness. This magazine will be distributed on 27th September - WTD.

2. The biggest programme will take place at the proposed National Park. In this particular area different activities are going to be performed, just to mention some:

-Statement by the Ministry of Tourism with the theme "Eco-tourism the key to Sustainable Development" will be presented.
-Activities like sport, cultural show, etc. will be carried out.
-The National media will have a special programme focusing on ecotourism and WTD.
-The main streets will be decorated with the logo of the important day.

España ( SKAL Internacional de Barcelona (Asociación Internacional de Profesionales del Turismo))
-A las 11 horas. Se oficiará una Misa en la Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar.
-A continuación. Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, en el Salón de Crónicas, bajo la Presidencia del Teniente Alcade IImo. Sr. D. Jordi Portabella, se ofrecerá una recepción para proclamar a las Instituciones y Personalidades que han sido distinguidas Importantes del Turismo 2002, escucharemos la lectura del mensaje que el Delegado de la OMT, el Sr. D. Rok Klancnik, nos ofrecerá en nombre del Secretario General Sr. Francesco Frangialli.

Filipinas
Haga clic aquí para obtener la lista de eventos

Francia
Message de Monsieur Jacques CHIRAC, Président de la
République Française, au Secrétaire général de l'Organisation Mondiale du Tourisme
À l'occasion de la 23ème Journée Mondiale du Tourisme
Le Vendredi 27 septembre 2002

En cette Journée Mondiale du Tourisme consacrée au thème de "l'écotourisme, clé du développement durable", je souhaite, au nom de la France, vous témoigner mon attachement à l'action qui est menée pour la mise en oeuvre d'un tourisme respectueux de l'environnement, qui est un des buts de l'Organisation Mondiale du Tourisme.

J'ai eu l'occasion de le souligner, lors du Sommet Mondial de Développement Durable à Johannesburg, la défense de la biodiversité va de pair avec la préservation de la diversité culturelle.

L'Ecotourisme s'inscrit dans cette aspiration profonde qu'ont les hommes à découvrir et à admirer la nature. Ce besoin de partage du patrimoine naturel exige que la conservation des écosystèmes soit mieux assurée et que les communautés d'accueil puissent préserver leur mode d'existence et leur identité culturelle.

La dimension économique des projets touristiques est nécessairement présente et elle est indispensable à leur réalisation et à leur pérennité. Mais cette dimension doit être conciliée avec la priorité absolue qu'est la protection des zones naturelles sensibles.

En ce sens, il faut poursuivre sur la voie que l'Organisation Mondiale du Tourisme a tracée avec l'adoption du "code mondial d'éthique du tourisme". Il me semble, en effet, indispensable de promouvoir partout dans le monde un tourisme durable, garant des espaces naturels et respectueux de toutes les cultures humaines.

Jacques CHIRAC

Ghana
The Ministry has planned a series of activities for this year's celebration starting from the 23rd to the 27th September, 2002. These include:
-Press release on the significance of the event.
-Radio/TV Talk show and feature articles in the National Newspapers.
-Tree planting exercise in all the ten Regional capitals of Ghana involving local communities and schools.
-Durbar of chiefs at Wli Avegame to provide a platform for the Minister of Tourism and Heads of related Agencies as well as opinion leaders to talk on conservation measures and benefits of eco-tourism.
-Sod cutting for the construction of receptive facility at Wli Avegame.
-Organised tour to Wli waterfalls.

India
In the province of Andhra Pradesh of India a seminar on 'Recent trends & strategies of eco-tourism in India ' is being held. Over 400 year bridge is being renovated to be called 'Bridge of Love'
and a bazaar(shopping place) is arranged. Andhra Pradesh Tourism is organizing a number of events on the occasion of the 'World Tourism Day' on 27th September. Coinciding with the world Tourism Day, awards will be presented to successful contestants in various categories.


Indonesia
To commemorate the World Tourism Day 2002, the Government of Indonesia together with local government and travel industries will conduct activities related to tourism. Among others is the establishment of National Movemnet on Mountains Cleansing 2002.

Líbano
Le 27 Septembre 2002, la Journée Mondiale du Tourisme sera sur la plan national une journée écotouristique par excellence, avec au programme :

-Un Forum national de l'Écotourisme dans les Grottes de Jeïta, où seront présentes toutes les institutions nationales, publiques et privées concernées, les écotours opérateurs, les autorités locales, les établissements scolaires, etc.. et où seront présentes toutes les activités et les projets écotouristiques qui se sont déroulés durant cette année. De plus des débats entre les administrations publiques et les collectivités privées sont prévus durant ce "Forum".
-L'inauguration par S.E. le Ministre du Tourisme d'un centre écotouristique pilote à Ramlieh afin d'encourager des initiatives privées similaires.
-Une journée écotouristique dans le Sud en présence de S.E. les Ministres du Tourisme et de l'Environnement.


Luxemburgo
Haga clic aquí para obtener la lista de eventos (fichero pdf)

Madeira (Portugal)
(Miembros Asociados)
Included in the World Tourism Day's celebrations organized by Madeira Tourism Board is a conference on Tourism and Environment on the 27th of September.

México
La Secretaria de Turismo de México (Sectur) llevará a cabo la "Semana del Turismo", a partir del 27 de septiembre de 2002, en la cual se tiene contemplado la realización de una ceremonia con miembros del gabinete y el Presidente de la República, y una gira temática del Presidente Vicente Fox Quesada y de la Secretaria de Turismo, Leticia Navarro, entre otras actividades.

Asimismo, en la Semana de Turismo se enmarcarían las siguentes actividades:

1. Bolsa Mexicana de Inversíon Turística.
2. Presentación del programa Turismo Sustentable "Agenda 21 para el Turismo Mexicano".
3. Presentación del Programa "Visión 2025".
4. Elaboración y publicación de tarjeta telefónica, timbre postal y billete de lotería nacional.
5. Publicación en prensa y revistas especializadas de artículos alusivos al Día Mundial del Turismo.
6. Entrevistas a funcionarios y empresarios turísticos, en televisión y radio de cobertura nacional.
7. Evento deportivo "Carrera por el Turismo".
8. Concurso de dibujo infantil con el tema "Turismo y Conservación del Medio Ambiente".
9. Evento académico.
10. Entrada gratuita a museos y zonas arqueológicas.
11. Pronunciamiento por parte del poder legislativo acerca de la importancia del turismo.
12. Publicaciones en prensa del segundo suplemento "El Turismo, la Fuerza que Nos Une".
13. Difusión de la segunda etapa de la campaña "El Turismo, la Fuerza que Nos Une".

El objectivo de dicha Semana es el de comunicar, a nivel nacional, la importancia del turismo, no solamente para los involucrados directamente, sino también para la población en general, por su contribución económica, social y de impacto al medio ambiente, así como su creciente importancia en el desarrollo del país.

Más información: http://www.sectur.gob.mx


Nepal
Tourists arriving in Nepal by air on World Tourism Day (Sep 27, 2002) will get a taste of Nepalese hospitality and tradition famous all over the world. Passengers landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport on that day by first flights of Royal Nepal Airlines from Delhi, Indian Airlines from Kolkata and Thai Airways International from Bangkok will be greeted by Hon. Minister for Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation Mr. Bal Bahadur K.C. The Panche Baaza (traditional Nepali music of five instruments) will also be played especially in their honor and Pancha Kanya (five young girls in ethnic costume) will receive them with garlands.

Similarly all tourists coming to Nepal on that day by various flights will be accorded a warm welcome with flowers, garlands and gifts by high ranking officials of Nepal Tourism Board, Royal Nepal Academy, Tara Gaon Development Committee, Cultural Corporation, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi Municipalities, District Development Committees and presidents of various travel trade associations of Nepal.
World Tourism Day is being celebrated by organizing various functions throughout the Kingdom.

For further information, please contact:
Nepal Tourism Board
Tel: 256909; Fax: 977-1-256910
E:mail: [email protected]
Website: www.welcomenepal.com

Nigeria
-The Celebration will take place at the National Children's Park in Abuja FCT.
-An address by the Honourable Minister of Culture and Tourism.
-A public lecture on "Ecotourism and Sustainable Development" to be presented by the Conservator-General of the National Parks Services.
-Tree planting ceremony after the public lecture by invited guests, the thirty-six (36) States of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja as well as Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Tourism Stakeholders. This ceremony is expected to be an annual event to celebrate the WTD with a view to promoting/emphasizing the importance of conservation in sustainable development.

Polonia
The official celebration of the twenty-third World Tourism Day in Poland will take place in Bialowieza on Friday, 4 October 2002. The place was not chosen without reason. The Bialowieza national park with the area of 10,502 hectares, of which 4,747 comprise a strict conservation zone, is the oldest Polish national park, established in 1921. In 1977, the Park was entered on the World List of Biosphere Reserves and in 1979 was included on the World Heritage List.

The two-days seminar on tourism and nature will precede the celebration. More than 250 people are expected to come to Bialowieza to discuss social, economic and environmental implications of tourism and its benefits and costs to the environment and local commutities.

They will also disseminate the Quebec Declaration on Ecotourism in Bialowieza.

República de Corea
The Organizing Committee for Visit Korea will celebrate the World Tourism Day with a formal reception hosted by their new Minister of Culture and Tourism, Mr. Kim Seong-jae.

Santa Sede (Observador Permanente de la OMT)
Message of John Paul II for the 23rd World Tourism Day 2002
(following is an extract of the original message)
The observance of the World Tourism Day that will take place on 27 September with the theme:"Ecotourism, the key to Sustainable Development", again gives me the welcome chance to reflect on the phenomenon of human mobility that has developed so rapidly in recent decades and now involves millions of persons.
...
Among the countless tourists who "go around the world" every year, there are many who set out with the explicit goal of the discovery of nature to explore it even in its most secluded corners. An intelligent brand of tourism tends to appreciate the beauty of nature and directs people to approach it with respect and to enjoy it without altering its balance.

Nevertheless, how can we deny that today humanity is experiencing an ecological emergency? A certain kind of savage tourism has contributed to and still contributes to this unwanted destruction by way of tourist installations built without any planning that respects their impact on the environment.
...
However, there are reasons for hope. Many persons, aware of this problem, for some time have been studying ways to find a remedy.
...
We should favor forms of tourism that show greater respect for the environment, greater moderation in their use of natural resources and greater solidarity with local cultures. This type of tourism implies a strong ethical motivation based on the norm that the environment is everyone's home and that the good of nature is destined for everyone who enjoys it now and for the generations to come. John Paul II

Senegal - Guinea
Le Sénégal et la Guinée vont célébrer conjointement l'édition 2002 de la Journée Mondiale du Tourisme autour du Parc Transfrontalier du Nokolobadiar qui réunit ces deux pays.

Cet événement sera ainsi l'occasion de réfléchir sur un programme inter-Etat de développement de l'Écotourisme entre la Guinée et le Sénégal.

Tailandia
The Tourism Authority of Thailand is undertaking the following activities for the World Tourism Day 2002:
-Organizing the 4th Thailand Tourism Awards on 27 September, 2002 (including new award category in ecotourism: the Ecotourism Destination Award".)
-Drafting a speech for the Minister to the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), H.E. Mr. Somsak Thepsutin, to be broadcast on as well as publicized in TV, radio, magazines, newspapers and other related media in celebrating the World Tourism Day.
-Supporting TAT offices nationwide in holding activities celebrating the International Year of Ecotourism and World Tourism Day 2002. (Actitivies which TAT offices nationwide have held in the 4 regions of the country are related to ecotourism including providing knowledge and training, adventure activities, and seminars. Such activities are a bicycle rally project for families, knowledge-providing project for young adults, seminar projects on ecotourism, lecture projects on bird-watching, projects on studying provincial lifestyles, projects on improving human resources for ecotourism, etc.)


Uganda

Rafting Race in support of the Rhino Fund Uganda.
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