Macau and Shenzhen boost tourism cooperation

19 June 2009

Macau, China, 19 June – The Macau tourism authorities and the Chinese city of Shenzhen, which borders Hong Kong, are due to carry out joint promotional activities in Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, in 2010, to publicise the potential of the two cities, officials said.

The decision was made Thursday following a meeting between the head of Macau’s Tourism Bureau (DST), Costa Antunes and the Shezhen Tourism Administratio, Li Xiaogan, when it was also agreed that promotional activities would be carrieed out inside China to promote Macau and Shenzhen tourism.

The two organisations also plan in September a joint promotion in Hangzhou, taking advantage of the PATA Travel Mart in the city, according to news agency MacauNews.

Next July, the two tourism organisations are due to meet to discuss the details of establishing a management mechanism for the sector and an exchange of information.

The two sides also decided to draw up a joint brochure to promote the Macau-Shenzhen multi-destination itinerary.

In 2008 22.9 million tourists visited Macau and Shenzhen received a total of 60 million visitors, include Chinese and foreigners. (macauhub)