Employees from Portuguese-speaking countries receive tourism training in Macau

Twenty-five employees from the government tourism agencies of Angola, Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Timor-Leste (East Timor) took part in Macau in training activities organised by the Macau Government Tourist Office, between April and July.

Training of the last of three groups “successfully” ended last week. The training included an internship at the Tourism Services Office.

Organised in partnership with the Supporting Office to the Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Co-operation between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries, these training activities are intended to strengthen the role of Macau as a platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking countries.

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement that it continues to support the work related to the Portuguese-speaking countries, along with the aim of transforming Macau into an “International Tourism and Leisure Centre” and a “Platform for Economic and Trade Cooperation Services between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries.”

The Macau Government Tourism Office signed Memorandums of Understanding for Cooperation in Tourism with Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique in 2010, and Timor-Leste and Angola in 2013 and 2015, respectively. Since 2012 it has provided training to a total of 98 government tourism officials from Portuguese-speaking countries. (macauhub/AO/CV/CN/GW/MO/MZ/TL)