A commemorative postage stamp on the Ghats of Varanasi :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 3, 1983
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
- At the invitation of the Government of India, the fifth session of the General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) will be held in New Delhi from 3rd October to 14th October, 1983. Nearly 500 delegates from the 105 member countries of WTO will take part in the session which will be held at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. The Assembly session will be inaugurated by the President of India, on 3rd October, 1983.
- The World Tourism Organization is an inter-governmental body concerned with the development and promotion of tourism all over the world. Besides the membership of the above 105 countries, it has several Associate Members from the travel industry such as airlines, tour operators, hoteliers etc. WTO is located at Madrid, Spain.
- WTO is the only organization whose activities cover all sectors of tourism on a world-wide basis. It provides an international forum where tourism officials and tourism experts discuss problems and exchange ideas in order to organise, administer and manage tourism programmes and thereby develop and promote tourism for the economic, social and cultural awareness of the nations. WTO is the implementing agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with regard to tourism projects all over the world.