2019 FORUM OVERVIEW

Under the theme of “Tourism and Leisure: Roadmap to a Beautiful Life,” the new initiatives of discussions focusing on China’s Greater Bay Area have once again put focus back on Macao, a strategic location amongst the 11 key cities of GBA. 2019 also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao SAR government, and with her Sino- Portuguese historical background the city is positioned as the most ideal location to roll- out a rich program of tourism congregations focusing on China-Latin America markets, with Argentina and Brazil being named as Partner Countries of 2019. Attractions in Latin America match with Chinese outbound travelers who are seeking in-depth, ful lling journeys with an interest in leisurely and healthy lifestyles.

The growing demand in health and well-being will steer the direction of discussions involving government policies, trends and opportunities related to tourism and recreation.

Back on our home front, Jiangsu will join GTEF as 2019’s Featured Chinese Province. Renowned for green development while going through major advancements in transportation networks, Jiangsu province is vital in boosting regional tourism amongst the Yangtze River Economic Belt development plan.

The theme of GTEF 2019 is “Tourism and Leisure: Roadmap to a Beautiful Life,” the new initiatives of discussions focusing on China’s Greater Bay Area have once again put focus back on Macao, a strategic location amongst the 11 key cities of GBA.

2019 also marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao SAR government, and with her Sino- Portuguese historical background the city is positioned as the most ideal location to roll- out a rich program of tourism congregations focusing on China-Latin America markets, with Argentina and Brazil being named as Partner Countries of 2019. Attractions in Latin America match with Chinese outbound travelers who are seeking in-depth, ful lling journeys with an interest in leisurely and healthy lifestyles.

The growing demand in health and well-being will steer the direction of discussions involving government policies, trends and opportunities related to tourism and recreation.

2019 Partners

PARTNER COUNTRY: ARGENTINA

PARTNER COUNTRY: BRAZIL

FEATURED CHINESE PROVINCE: JIANGSU