Published on : Friday, April 7, 2017
According to China’s tourism administration vice chief, Macao can have a big share of the Chinese mainland tourism market and advance its development into world tourism and leisure center. The 2017 annual work meeting of the Joint Working Committee on Tourism was attended by the representatives from Macao Social Affairs and Culture authorities, China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and other related departments from the Chinese mainland and Macao for supporting Macao’s goals to build a world tourism and leisure center.
In the meeting, CNTA vice chairman Li Shihong said the tourism industry has become one of the backbone industries in China’s economy. Macao needs to grasp the opportunity with the Chinese mainland and deepen tourism cooperation for exploring the global market.
During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the tourism situation and work completed in 2016, and discussed major projects for 2017. After the meeting, the joint working committee published the major programs for 2017, including joint tourism market supervision, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao tourism integration and maritime cooperation through Guangdong-Macao free yacht travel scheme.