Archive for January, 2011

Intangible Heritage of IRAN

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
The music of the Bakhshis of Khorasan Iran (Islamic Republic of) 
The Pahlevani and Zoorkhanei rituals Iran (Islamic Republic of) 
The ritual dramatic art of Ta‘zīye Iran (Islamic Republic of) 
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Fars Iran (Islamic Republic of) 
Traditional skills of carpet weaving in Kashan Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Novruz, Nowrouz, Nooruz, Navruz, Nauroz, Nevruz Azerbaijan – India – Iran (Islamic Republic of) – Kyrgyzstan – Pakistan – Turkey – Uzbekistan 
The Radif of Iranian music Iran (Islamic Republic of)

Themes of World Tourism Day over the years

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

1980: Tourism’s contribution to the preservation of cultural heritage and to peace and mutual understanding
1981: Tourism and the quality of life
1982: Pride in travel: good guests and good hosts
1983: Travel and holidays are a right but also a responsibility for all
1984: Tourism for international understanding, peace and cooperation
1985: Youth Tourism: cultural and historical heritage for peace and friendship
1986: Tourism: a vital force for world peace
1987: Tourism for development
1988: Tourism: education for all
1989: The free movement of tourists creates one world
1990: Tourism: an unrecognized industry, a service to be released (”The Hague Declaration on Tourism”)
1991: Communication, information and education: powerlines of tourism development
1992: Tourism: a factor of growing social and economic solidarity and of encounter between people
1993: Tourism development and environmental protection: towards a lasting harmony
1994: Quality staff, quality tourism
1995: WTO: serving world tourism for twenty years
1996: Tourism: a factor of tolerance and peace
1997: Tourism: a leading activity of the twenty-first century for job creation and environmental protection
1998: Public-private sector partnership: the key to tourism development and promotion (Host: Mexico)
1999: Tourism: preserving world heritage for the new millennium (Host: Chile)
2000: Technology and nature: two challenges for tourism at the dawn of the twenty-first century (Host: Germany)
2001: Tourism: a toll for peace and dialogue among civilizations (Host: Iran)
2002: Ecotourism, the key to sustainable development (Host: Costa Rica)
2003: Tourism: a driving force for poverty alleviation, job creation and social harmony (Host: Algeria)
2004: Sport and tourism: two living forces for mutual understanding, culture and the development of societies (Host: Malaysia)
2005: Travel and transport: from the imaginary of Jules Verne to the reality of the 21st century (Host: Qatar)
2006: Tourism Enriches (Host: Portugal)
2007: Tourism opens doors for women (Host: Sri Lanka)
2008: Tourism Responding to the Challenge of Climate Change and global warming (Host: India)
2009: Tourism - Celebrating Diversity (Host: Africa.)
2010: Tourism & Biodiversity (Host: China.)