Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2014
WebsiteAlive, the global leader in live chat and click-to-call innovation, invites its clients and future clients to join in celebrating World Tourism Day on September 27, 2014.
WebsiteAlive is an affiliate member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). WebsiteAlive’s industry-leading online communication products, including AliveChat, AliveDial, and AliveConcierge, are used throughout the travel and tourism industry, in both the public and private sectors.
World Tourism Day is a global observance that highlights tourism’s social, cultural, political and economic value. The theme of this year’s celebration, tourism and community development, will help promote tourism opportunities for communities throughout the world. It will also highlight the community’s role in advancing substantial tourism development. The official World Tourism Day celebrations will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The core focus of this year’s event will be the global transition to the Sustainable Development Goals proposed by the United Nations for 2015 and beyond. Tourism is widely acknowledged for its capacity to respond to challenges around the world. Tourism is a vast economic sector, representing 9% of global GDP, and is a key revenue sector for emerging and developing economies. It accounts for 1 in 11 jobs globally.
By celebrating World Tourism Day, WebsiteAlive hopes to highlight tourism’s advancement of sustainable development from the grassroots level. Communities in the development process can become active participants and contributors to tourism as it becomes a catalyst for social cohesion. Tourism presents more than just an opportunity to create jobs; it creates a positive economy and enhances local governance capabilities.
For more information about World Tourism Day, visit the official website at http://wtd.unwto.org/en.
Participating organizations can share photos and information about their celebrations with the hashtag #WTD2014. Companies interested in demonstrating a clear commitment to ethical, sustainable and socially-responsible tourism over the long term can seek affiliate membership in the World Tourism Organization at unwto.org.
Since 2007, WebsiteAlive (http://www.websitealive.com) has been the fastest-growing company in the online communication space. Its feature-rich, industry-leading, and award-winning live chat and click-to-call solutions, AliveChat and AliveDial, help companies worldwide meet and greet website visitors, answer questions, increase leads, and close sales.