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HAITC celebrates World Tourism Day with vibrant activities

Updated: Oct 27, 2023

The HNU-ASU Joint International Tourism College of Hainan University (HAITC) has once again left its mark on World Tourism Day, with a series of engaging and creative activities to commemorate the global event.

World Tourism Day, an initiative by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), is designed to raise awareness about the importance of the tourism industry in various aspects of society, culture, politics and the economy, as well as its significant contributions to sustainable development goals.

This year, the UNWTO designated "Investing in People, Planet and Prosperity" as the theme of the day.

The HAITC has been actively involved in celebrating the day for the past four years, seeking to promote a deeper understanding of tourism, engage a broader audience, and contribute to the tourism sector within the Hainan Free Trade Port.

As part of this year's World Tourism Day celebrations, HAITCers took part in a diverse range of activities, including article, photo and video submissions, as well as a treasure hunt, in a bid to promote sustainable tourism and enhance understanding and growth of the environmental and sustainable practices of the tourism industry.                                 



The HAITC organizes article, photo and video submission events to celebrate World Tourism Day. [Photo/WeChat account: HAITC]

These submission and evaluation activities revolved around four themes: "Charm of Nature", "Beautiful Countryside", "Summer Silhouettes" and "Memory of Cuisines", which enabled participants to showcase their unique perspectives and insights on nature, rural landscapes, the spirit of summer and their culinary experiences.




HAITCers take active part in activities held to celebrate World Tourism Day. [Photo/WeChat account: HAITC]

The treasure hunt saw the participation of 13 teams who explored the attractions in an interesting and interactive way and learned about the methods and knowledge of sustainable tourism.




Celebration activities include a treasure hunt. [Photo/WeChat account: HAITC]







HAITC teachers present certificates and prizes to the winners of the article, photo and video submission activities. [Photo/WeChat account: HAITC]

The series of events held to commemorate World Tourism Day was undoubtedly a resounding success. With diverse formats and active participation, these activities demonstrated HAITCers’ creative prowess and teamwork.

The college remains committed to promoting World Tourism Day, adhering to its belief in development in conjunction with global tourism, according to organizers of the events.