That’s the Federal Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Lindsay Grant, speaking in relation to World Tourism Day, which is celebrated annually on September 27th.
The theme for the 2020 edition of Tourism day, was “Tourism and Rural Development”.
The day celebrates the unique role that tourism plays in providing opportunities outside of big cities and preserving cultural and natural heritage all around the world, according to un.org.
This year’s World Tourism Day comes at a critical moment, as countries around the world look to tourism to drive recovery, including rural communities where the sector is a leading employer and economic pillar providing jobs and opportunity, most notably for women and youth, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.