Liberia: Govt, Private Sector Joins Global Community in Commemorating 42nd World Tourism Day in Grand Style
MONROVIA – The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), and the Liberia National Tourism Association (LNTA), will observe the 42nd World Tourism Day on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at the Paynesville Town Hall in Paynesville City. The theme for this year’s global event is “TOURISM FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH”.
As part of activities commemorating this year’s celebration, the Government of Liberia in partnership with private sector through the Liberia National Tourism Association have planned several events to be celebrated in a grand style.
On Saturday, September 25 at 10:00am, a grand Street Parade will commence from the Monrovia City Hall and climax with a Festival and Open Market Fair at the Paynesville City Hall.
This year’s event will showcase the rich history of Liberia’s Culture, Tourism Destinations, Arts and Craft, Food, Tourism Services and Human Capacity. The Open Market Fair will include domestic businesses and “made in Liberia” products. In addition, the festival will amplify the image of Liberia through fashion, interactive activities, music, food, etc. Cultural performances and music from the 15 counties will also be featured.
H.E President Dr. George M. Weah and officials of government as well as other foreign dignitaries are expected to grace the occasion. Others include civil society organizations; students and business communities, political, religious, and traditional organizations are also expected to be in attendance. The 15 counties booths will be erected with ongoing cultural activities.
“World Tourism Day” is an annual event celebrated globally by each member country of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The festival will highlight achievements, plights, and challenges with each country’s tourism sector.
Though the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has severely impacted the sector globally, tourism remains a huge industry and the fastest growing sector. It employs the most amount of people around the world. It is a trillion-dollar industry and Africa receives only a very small percentage; therefore, the sector presents a huge economic opportunity for Liberia through the creation of jobs and many other advantages.
The Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs & Tourism invites the public as she celebrate another year of “World Tourism Day”.