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May 7, 2024

Did Your Know - National and World Tourism Days

Celebrate Travel Around The County & Around The Globe


National Tourism Day

National Tourism Day is May 7. It is observed during National Travel and Tourism Week in the United States every first full week of May. National Travel and Tourism Week was first celebrated in May 1983 when President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation urging all citizens to observe the week.

World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals -

What to do during Tourism Day:

» Go outside
» Plan the next trip
» Explore new locations
» Chat with strangers/locals
» Create travel videos
» Seek out examples of tourism that inspire you
» Give the gift of travel: Book a weekend getaway, buy airline tickets, or give a friend a plane ticket. 
» Send a souvenir: Pick a souvenir from your city or state and mail it to a friend 
» Visit a museum in your own town 
» Take advantage of discounts: Many businesses and municipalities might offer discounts, coupons, and deals in honor of the day.

How to Celebrate National Tourism Day: A Tech-Savvy Guide

Virtual Exploration:
Tech Tip: Use virtual reality (VR) headsets or 360-degree cameras to explore iconic destinations from the comfort of your home. Wander through the Louvre in Paris, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, or stroll along the streets of Kyoto.
Gadget Recommendation: Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset.

Travel Planning Made Easy:
Tech Tip: Download travel apps that offer real-time flight deals, hotel bookings, and local recommendations. Stay organized with itinerary apps that sync seamlessly across devices.
Gadget Recommendation: TripIt (for organizing travel plans) and Skyscanner (for finding the best flight deals).

Capture the Moment:
Tech Tip: Invest in a high-quality smartphone with an excellent or compact mirrorless camera for stunning travel photos. Don’t forget extra memory cards
Gadget Recommendation: Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Camera.

Stay Connected:
Tech Tip: Portable Wi-Fi hotspots ensure you’re always connected, even in remote locations. Share your adventures instantly on social media.
Gadget Recommendation: Skyroam Solis X Mobile Hotspot.

Language Learning: 
Tech Tip: Language apps help you communicate with locals. Learn essential phrases and immerse yourself in the culture.
Gadget Recommendation: Duolingo or Babbel language apps.

Health and Safety: 
Tech Tip: Carry a portable UV sanitizer for your gadgets and face masks. Stay informed about travel advisories using reliable news apps.
Gadget Recommendation: PhoneSoap UV Sanitizer.

Travel Entertainment:
Tech Tip: Load up your e-reader with travel guides, novels, and audiobooks. Create personalized playlists for road trips.
Gadget Recommendation: Kindle Paperwhite or Spotify Premium.

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