The Macau Tourist Office (DST) will start a training programme for officials from Portuguese-speaking countries in the tourism sector, the office said in a statement issued Monday.
The programme, organised in partnership with the Support Office to the Permanent Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries, will give trainees information about development of the tourism industry in Macau and the daily functioning of the DST, contributing to the training of technical staff in the sector.
Eighteen employees from government tourism agencies from Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau and Timor-Leste will be in Macau from this month until May, and the first six will receive training from 16 to 27 March as well as doing internships in various departments of the DST.
The training includes field trips to sites in Macau classified as World Heritage and to other tourist attractions and facilities.
The DST has signed memoranda of understanding for cooperation in tourism with Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique in 2010 and Timor-Leste in 2013, and between 2012 and 2014 trained 57 tourism officials from Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub/CV/GW/MO/MZ/TL)