Rita Baptista Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Commerce and Services, and the presidents of the Tourism Regions of Portugal, made relevant contributions to the Tourism Yearbook 2022, published by Moneris, an accounting and management support company based in Lisbon. which thus marks the World Tourism Day, celebrated today, 27 September.

Highlighting the diversity and richness of each region, Moneris decided this year to take a trip across the country, from the North to the islands of the Azores and Madeira.

Several stakeholders from the sector also collaborated in this edition, among them Gabriel Gonçalves, representing APAVT, as well as specialists from the Moneris Tourism Competence Center.

The World Tourism Day has been celebrated since 1980, on the 27th of September. This day was chosen because it is the date on which, in the year 1970, the directives that are considered to be the most important for global tourism came into force.

UNWTO, as the United Nations specialized agency for responsible and sustainable tourism, is guiding the sector towards its recovery and growth, including local communities and minorities.

Tourism is a pillar recognized by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular 1 (fighting poverty), 5 (gender equality), 8 (decent work and economic growth) and 10 (reduce inequalities).