The Joint Commission of Works to Boost Macau’s Construction at a World Centre for Tourism and Leisure, meeting in Beijing, said that strengthening the cooperation of cities in the Greater Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau metropolitan area, coupled with its development plan will benefit Macao in the construction of a world tourism and leisure centre.
During the meeting, attended by representatives of the Macau Bureau of Social Affairs and Culture, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of China and the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau, the opinion was that it is necessary to continue to boost the development of cooperation in the tourism sector under the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay.
At the meeting, the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, pointed out that the transformation of Macau into a world centre for tourism and leisure aims not only to promote the sustainable development of the tourist industry in the territory, but also to promote appropriate diversification of the Macau economy.
In June 2015, the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) and the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) signed an Agreement between Mainland China and Macau on the Establishment of a Joint Steering Committee to Boost the Construction of Macau as a World Centre for Tourism and Leisure.
In December 2017, tourism authorities from Macau, Hong Kong and nine cities in Guangdong Province founded the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Metropolitan Greater Bay Metropolitan Area Tourism Federation,” with the aim of jointly creating a world class tourist destination. (macauhub)