Macao to utilize gastronomy to uplift tourism

Published on : Wednesday, November 1, 2017

indexThe UNESCO has recently designated China’s Macao Special Administrative Region or SAR with a new title as a Creative City of Gastronomy. It will cherish the designation and will make proper utilization to assist Macao and transform the region into a world center of tourism and leisure, as explained by the cultural chief official of SAR on Wednesday.


Tam Chon Weng, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR government explained in a statement after UNESCO declared the designation that he is pretty contented and strongly confident about the move that becoming a member of the chain will eventually open up new avenues for Macao in the development of variety, uniqueness and sustainability.


UNESCO has selected Macao as a City of Gastronomy to be a part of its Creative Cities Network, as explained on Wednesday by the organization.


“Gastronomy has all along been a distinctive element of our culture of over 400 years of east-meets-west exchanges and we will devote our utmost efforts to bring our unique elements to contribute to the enrichment of the network,” Tam said.


The SAR government will introduce sequence of activities to raise the knowledge and awareness about the designation. Quite a few efforts will also be executed, like improving vocational training, organizing the forum for international gastronomy as an annual event, and partaking in the international exchange events organized by UNESCO Creative Cities.

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