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Published on : Monday, August 21, 2017
On 16 and 17 October 2017, the Global Tourism Economy Forum, one of the prominent platforms in international tourism introduced to endorse sustainable development of the world tourism industry with special emphasis on China, will be hosting its 6th annual edition under the theme “Regional Collaboration Towards a Better Future” in Macao.
Being an initiation many years to aid various exchange and cooperation in tourism and travel, GTEF on Aug 11th had organized its recent roadshow in Beijing at the Peninsula Beijing. The meeting welcomed collaborative partners of the forum and heads of various outbound tour operators and travel agencies, travel and trade executives in Beijing, primary Macao MICE operators and media. The formal lunch effectively bolstered the participation of the stakeholders of tourism at GTEF 2017 by contracting with eminent delegates and participants in the Forum’s business matching platform.
The prominent guest list at the luncheon were – Ms. Li Yaying, Director General of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Department of China National Tourism Administration (CNTA); Ms. Wang Ping, Chairman of China Chamber of Tourism and Vice Chairman of GTEF; Ms. Ma Jun, Minister of the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce (ACFIC) and Mr. Li Baochun, Deputy Secretary-General, World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF). All gave remarks on the key role regional collaboration plays in developing tourism opportunities alongside the Belt and Road Initiative.
To quote Ms. Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEF, stated, “In the past five years, the Forum has capitalized on Macau’s distinct advantages in east-west cultural fusion and interconnectivity and has successfully built a global tourism exchange and cooperation platform that is backed by our motherland. This platform has created tremendous and invaluable collaboration opportunities for our partner countries, partner Chinese provinces, travel agencies and enterprises; assisted mainland enterprises to ‘go global'; introduced and promoted the Chinese market to foreign enterprises; and fostered innovation and sustainable development in our nation’s and global tourism economy. This year, in support of the “16+1″ cooperation initiative between China and the 16 Central and Eastern European Countries, we will present these 16 countries as our Featured Partner Countries. In addition, we will present Guizhou Province as our Featured Partner Province. We will continue to support our nation’s Belt and Road Initiative and promote regional collaboration to achieve strategic compatibility and complementary advantages along the Belt and Road regions, and to attain cooperation, common development, interconnection and interoperability around the world.”