Did you know that September 27 is World Tourism Day? While tourism looks a little different in 2020, we think it’s worth celebrating this holiday, and we’ve included a few ideas below.

Enjoy a virtual experience from the comfort of your home.

Armchair travel is in this year! Take in a concert, visit a zoo or aquarium or take a class online. See the world virtually, while you plan to visit places in person someday in the future!

Make a recipe from a favorite hotel or destination.


Our blog features recipes for all seasons and occasions. Travel to New Orleans when you enjoy the flavors of a Cajun Spiced Soft Shell Crab BLT, take a trip to Guayaquil when you indulge in chocolate cake from Ecuador, or make home feel like the beach with a patio cocktail recipe from Fort Lauderdale.

Explore and discover by planning a staycation in a nearby city, or safely road trip to visit a place that’s been on your bucket list.

It’s a great time to discover local parks, cafes, art installments, museums, shops, and more. Sometimes we’re so busy that we don’t get to enjoy the gems we have in our own back yard or nearby. Learn where you can travel to #StaySonesta for your next close-to-home adventure.

Look to the future when travel opens up a bit more, and start saving for your dream trip.

Maybe you’ve been dreaming of an island paradise. . . consider a relaxing resort stay in St. Maarten! If your wanderlust has you wishing to go a bit further, planning a visit to Egypt to see the pyramids or to cruise the Nile might be worth exploring. If an active adventure is more your style, maybe you’ll head to Peru to experience Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.

However you decide to celebrate World Tourism Day, we hope that it will inspire your travels today and in the future! We look forward to welcoming you to #StaySonesta and will have many more destinations for you in the near future!