Macao - Global Tourism Economy Forum, the leading international tourism platform designed to promote sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a focus on China, is scheduled to host its 6th annual edition with the theme "Regional Collaboration Towards A Better Future" from 16 to 17 October 2017 in Macao. Aiming to create year-round tourism exchange and cooperation opportunities for the industry, GTEF hosted a networking luncheon at Guangzhou Marriott Hotel Tianheon July 4th, bridging representatives of outbound tour operators and travel agencies, travel and trade industry from Guangdong Province, leading MICE operators from Macao, and media to enhance mutual understanding. Invitations were extended to tourism stakeholders to participate in GTEF 2017 and to capitalize on new tourism opportunities through GTEF's one-stop business matching platform.
Prominent guests, including Mr. Mei Qijie, Deputy Director General of Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province, were among the luncheon attendees. In addition to introducing GTEF 2017, Mr. Jason Wang, Chief Operating Officer of GTEF, highlighted the unique opportunities GTEF 2017 offers, including agenda-setting programmes, trade exhibition and business matching for tourism peers. Leading MICE operators from Macao including Galaxy Macau, SJM Holdings, MGM Macau and Sands China were all present to provide an industry update, familiarizing prospective GTEF 2017 delegates with Macao's world-class MICE capabilities.
In support of the 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, GTEF 2017 will engage prominent leaders from the public and private sectors in a forward-thinking dialogue to further deepen regional collaboration and foster tourism development. Also, embracing China's "16+1" economic framework with the Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs), GTEF 2017 will showcase the 16 diverse and culturally rich CEECs (namely Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia) as Featured Partner Countries, and present the spectacular Guizhou Province as the Featured Chinese Province, bringing a truly promising tourism market mix to the Forum. GTEF will once again offer both rewarding programmes and unrivalled business networking and matching opportunities to delegates from China and around the world, so that they can take advantage of the momentum of tourism development and growth.
Photo caption: (From left) Mr. Bailey Sin, Marketing Director of Sociedade De Jogos De Macau, S.A., Mr. Bernard Yiu, Senior Consultant – Marketing of Sociedade De Jogos De Macau, S.A., Ms. Cindy Yang, Account Director of Resort Sales of MGM, Mr. Jason Wang, Chief Operating Officer of GTEF, Mr. Ravi Bhattari, Consul General of Consulate General of Nepal, Guangzhou, Mr. Qijie Mei, Deputy Chairman of Tourism Administration of Guangdong Province, Mr. Su Changde, General Manager in Southern China, Tibet Tourism Development (Guangdong) Co. Ltd, Ms. Aileen Lu, Regional Assistant Sales Manager – South China Sales of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Mr. Jacky Chan, Associate Director of Sales of Venetian Macau Limited and Ms. Winnie Pau, Supervisor – Supervisory Board of Global Tourism Economy Research Center, joined the Global Tourism Economy Forum Roadshow Luncheon in Guangzhou