President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has declared tomorrow, Saturday, September 27, 2014 “World Tourism Day” to be observed throughout the Republic as a working holiday. The Foreign Ministry says this year’s celebration is being held globally under the theme: “Tourism Day and Community Development”.
Liberia will join other countries around the world to observe the day and give other awareness about tourism. A Proclamation issued here notes that tourism contributes to the long value chain that empowers local communities to create jobs and provide livelihoods for a better future.
It says tourism has the potential to promote opportunities for maintaining places of attraction which ultimately advance the role of communities in support of sustainable development.
The Proclamation states that member states of the United Nations have declared September 27, of each year as World Tourism Day to foster awareness on the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic values.