Chandigarh, September 27: “Life is a journey and the traveling makes it worth!” To enhance this feel, World Tourism Day is celebrated on the 27th of September each year. It not only fosters tourism amid the National and International community but also awares the masses about the social and cultural value of Tourism. 

CITCO is celebrating the World Tourism Day with full fervour and enthusiasm.  this year’s theme for the tourism day 2016 is “Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility". Various events and activities are organized by CITCO to celebrate the World Tourism day in a grand way. It also keeps in view the escalating level of celebrations every year

CITCO arranged complimentary rides on its popular Hop on Hop Off tourist bus for the tourists visiting Chandigarh throughout the day. Around 60 International tourists across the globe, hopped on the balloon decked up bus and explored the city beautiful. Throughout the day, tourists and citizens poured in to enjoy the joy ride

In addition to this, CITCO Hotels viz Hotel Mountview, Hotel Shivalikview, Hotel Parkview and Chef Lakeview Sukhna Lake added charm to the festivities with special offers for World Tourism Week by extending 30 per cent discount on ala carte in all the Restaurants. 

In addition to this, as a part of World Tourism week celebrations, the Great Punjab Food Festival is already on in Rustles at Hotel Mountview.

According to the Managing Director , Ms Kavita Singh IAS, “For any country, growing number of tourists is a sign of its prosperity and popularity.  For Chandigarh, better known as the City Beautiful, situated at foothills of the Shivalik hills, is endowed with incomparably enchanting scenic backdrop. The beauty and architecture of the city attracts several tourists every year and we keep endeavouring and adding newness to escalate the figures ever year. The administration strives to craft attractive events and festivity celebrations to attract the largest possible number of tourists to visit Chandigarh.”