Portuguese-speaking countries attend tourism seminar in mainland China and Macau

16 March 2012

Three institutions linked to tourism in Cape Verde are taking part, from Friday until 31 March in a colloquium on the tourism sector in the Portuguese-speaking countries, in Macau and Hefei in the Chinese province of Anhui, the Cape Verdean director-general for Tourism, Emanuel Almeida told the online version of newspaper A Semana.

“We are going to look into the good practices of Macau, which is a country with great experience in tourism related to gaming and meet with delegates from other Portuguese-speaking countries, and I am of the opinion that this meeting will help develop Cape Verde’s tourism,” said the director-general for Tourism.

Emanuel Almeida also said that the visit to Macau, “could be a good time to discuss ideas for the meeting of Tourism Ministers from CPLP (Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries),” due to be held in September in Mozambique.

The director-general for Tax Contributions, José Emanuel Moreira, who is also a member of the Assessment Commission of Tourist Utility (CAUT) and the director of the Cape Verde Hotel and Tourism School, Cláudia Fernandes, are also part of the Cape Verdean delegation.

Talks at the colloquium will be about “The role of Macau as a platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries,” the “Strategies and challenges for the industrial diversification of Macau – Construction of the International Tourism and Leisure Centre,” the “State of development of the Gaming industry and its impacts,” as well as, “Comparison of the tourism and exposition development of a number of cities.”

The programme includes visits to institutions linked to tourism, tourist resorts and hotels units in Macau. (macauhub)