Tourism cooperation memorandum signed for Pan-Pearl River Delta Region

27 June 2014

A memorandum on tourism cooperation was signed Thursday in Macau as part of a discussion panel on tourism cooperation in the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) said.

The memorandum outlines eight areas for cooperation – driving cooperation within tourism products, boost promotion of tourism, improving the system to exchange information, creating tourism area “without barriers”, boosting cooperation in terms of regional regulation, strict execution of the “Tourism Law,” joint provision of training and safeguarding cooperation.

These areas of cooperation are intended, according to the statement, to drive the tourism sector in the Pan-Pearl River Delta and brand the region as a tourist destination.

During the panel the tourism authorities from the provinces and regions of the Pan-Pearl River Delta analysed development of the tourism industry, summarised regional cooperation and discussed a way forward for cooperation in the future.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of cooperation of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region with Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau organising the “10th Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation of the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region,” held on 13 and 14 October in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong province.

The “Discussion Panel on Tourism Cooperation in the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region,” is a joint initiative of the tourism departments of the provinces and regions that are member of the 9+2 group, a Chinese region that includes the provinces of de Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Guizhou and Yunnan and the special administrative regions of Macau and Hong Kong, organised by the MGTO. (macauhub/MO)