Foreign tour operators visit cities of the Greater Bay

Tour operators from Asia, the Americas, Europe, Australia and Russia have visited cities in the Greater Bay to familiarise themselves with these destinations and explore opportunities for tourism cooperation in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, according to the Macau Government Tourist Office.

The participants are part of a group of more than 120 operators who were invited by the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) and the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) to take part in the 7th International Tourism (Industry) Exhibition, which took place from 26 to 28 April.

Continuing multi-destination visits to Foshan, Guangzhou and Kaiping in Guangdong province for representatives of the tourism industry from various countries and regions, organised during the 2018 Tourism Expo, the MGTO and HKTB this year took operators from the United States, Portugal, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan to visit Guangzhou, Zhaoqing, Jiangmen, Macau and Hong Kong to learn about tourism development and visit the famous tourist spots of the different cities.

In Macau, for example, participants visited the world heritage sites, cultural and creative industries sites, the village of Taipa and took a boat trip.

After attending the Macau Tourism Expo, the delegation travelled to Hong Kong, the last stop on the trip, over the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, where in addition to visiting Victoria Dockside and its theme park, they also took part in industry contact meetings.

The Macau Special Administrative Region actively participates in the “Belt and Road” national initiative and construction of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay, which together with the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge are bringing new opportunities and challenges to the Macau tourism industry. (Macauhub)