27th Pacific Area Travel Association Conference

A commemorative postage stamp on the 27th Pacific Asia Travel Association ConferenceNew Delhi :

27th Pacific Area Travel Association ConferenceIssued by India

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

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

Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Number printed : 20,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • 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 ColomboSri 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.

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