A commemorative postage stamp on the 27th Pacific Asia Travel Association Conference :
Issued on Jan 23, 1978
Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to issue a special postage stamp to commemorate the 27th Conference of the Pacific Area Travel Association.
Description of Design : The design of the stamp depicts a tourist couple in a shikara on Dal lake.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicolour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing Size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 X 13
Paper : unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Stamps Printed : 20,00,000 in sheets of 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
- The 27th Annual Conference of the Pacific Area Travel Association (PATA) was held in New Delhi from January 23 to 26, 1978. The Conference was preceded
by a two–day Workshop in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
- PATA was organised in Hawaii in 1951 as a non–profit corporation to stimulate interest in the Pacific and adjoining areas as a vacation land and to develop, promote and facilitate travel to and among the many Pacific destinations. It is a non-official organisation consisting of tourism professionals and experts, and has a membership of over 1,500 which includes among others, 33 Governments, major international airlines of the world, important tour operators, travel agents, hotel chains, newspapers, travel magazines, etc [all the stats were of during the issuance of this stamp].
- India, which was only an Associate member since 1957, became a full-fledged active member of PATA in 1964. India had also the privilege of hosting PATA’s 15th Annual Conference in 1966.