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Tourism in the Twenty-First Century

Tourism in the Twenty-First Century
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21 September – 19 October
10 am – 9 pm
Room 207

The World Tourism Day book exhibition "Tourism in the Twenty-First Century" is open from September 21st until October 19th (Room 207).

The exhibition suggested includes roughly 100 documents in Russian, English, and German. These are books, booklets, periodical publication, leaflets.

The publications provide an overview of general trends in the growth of international tourism, a definition of sustainable tourism development, and an evaluation of the current state of the global and Belarusian tourism industries.

The exposition will present the readers and users to the fundamentals of the employment relationship, the administration of the tourism industry, as well as the various facets of tourism.

The exhibition includes international legal documents, encyclopedias and reference books, monographs, touristic navigators, scientific conference proceedings, statistical data collection, study aids.

International legal papers, encyclopaedias and reference works, monographs, travel guides, scientific conference proceedings, statistical data collecting, and study aids are all included in the exhibition.

The following thematic sections are included in the exposition:

  • International suggestions, norms, laws, and regulations that assist international tourism
  • Sustainable tourism and development: role and importance of tourism in economic and social development of the countries and regions
  • The function of tourism in fostering cross-cultural dialogue, international understanding, and respect
  • Economic, geographic, and international tourism management
  • Growth of the tourism sector and related businesses in the Republic of Belarus

The exhibition will be helpful for travel industry professionals, tourism business owners, tourism department students, as well as for people who are interested in overseas travel.

World Tourism Day was established during the third session of the World tourism organization’s General assembly in September 1979 and it has been observed annually on September 27 since 1980. The time was not picked at random. It coincides with a watershed moment in tourism history: on September 27, 1970, the World Tourism Organization adopted its Charter.

The goal of the holiday is to advance tourism, emphasise its value to the global economy, and strengthen ties amongst international citizens. The purpose of this event is to show how tourism can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The festival is observed in the majority of the world's nations, and it adopts a different theme each year. The official World Tourism Day celebrations in 2022 will be held on the Indonesian island of Bali with the theme "Rethinking Tourism," as decided at the 24th session of the UNWTO General Assembly.

One of the top priorities for the socioeconomic growth of the Republic of Belarus is the development of tourism. The state's "Belarus Hospitable" programme, which runs from 2021 to 2025, aims to build a modern, competitive tourist complex and increase the sector's contribution to the growth of the national economy. Tourism is a vital driver of job growth, economic expansion, and foreign investment.

The diversity and beauty of the country's natural landscape, as well as its distinctive historical and cultural legacy, are its greatest tourism draws.

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The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 26

The article is created by the Official documents service department.


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