Philately and Tourism
The United Nations General Assembly at its 70th session proclaimed 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The Universal Postal Union invited its members to engage in this global celebration by issuing a commemorative stamp. Cyprus Post’s contribution will enhance the work of the United Nations in advancing the role of tourism in building a more sustainable future for all, while stressing the important link between tourism and philately.
Whilst philately is in decline the world over, tourism is on an unprecedented rise and Cyprus has benefitted greatly. This expansion in tourism gives postal administrations the opportunity to promote their respective countries by having beautiful and attractive stamps available for use by tourists when they send postcards or letters back home or to friends.
A well designed stamp that attracts the eye of the recipient of any mail, may well arouse in him or her the desire to learn more about the country, its stamp issues or even its history.
Source:Cyprus Post, Republic of Cyprus
Κυπριακά Ταχυδρομεία, Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία