Thursday, January 31, 2013

1959 World Tourist Conference

The International Union of Official Travel Organizations (IUOTO) held its XIVth World Tourist Conference in Manila from November 18 to 26, 1959.  The IUOTO was a  non-governmental organization made up of national tourist organisations, and industry and consumer groups.

The Bureau of Posts issued a lovely set of stamps on November 18, 1959  featuring Maria Cristina Falls, a tourist destination, located on the island of Mindanao.

The Maria Cristina Falls are twin falls located about 10 km from Iligan City, nicknamed the City of Majestic Waterfalls.

First Day of Issue Cancellation

The 1959 IUOTO Conference logo was included in the first day of issue cancellation.

First Day Covers