2019-04-04
Delegation of Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”) attended World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2019 in Spain and visited World Tourism Organization to promoting Global Partnership and Collaboration

Led by Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEF, Ms Pansy Ho, and comprised members of the China Chamber of Tourism and China Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the delegation lent full support to World Travel and Tourism Council. 

Delegation of GTEF attended the 19th WTTC Global Summit at Seville, Spain on April 2-4. The Delegation was led by Ms Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEFand was comprised of members of the China Chamber of Tourism and China Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Among the prestigious Summit speakers were Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States of America; Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); Pedro Sánchez, President of the Government of Spain; and Gloria Guevara, President and Chief Executive Officer of WTTC and Honorary Chairman of GTEF, to name a few.

 

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Ms Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEF taking group photo with all WTTC Executive Board Members at the 19th WTTC Global Summit held in Seville, Spain

 

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China Chamber of Tourism and China Women’s Chamber of Commerce visited UNWTO Headquarter and met with Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, UNWTO, Mr. Zhu Shanzhong, Executive Director, UNWTO and Mr. Xu Jing, Executive Secretary and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO

 

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Members of China Chamber of Tourism and China Women’s Chamber of Commerce taking photo with Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary General, UNWTO

 

GTEF is the top-notch international exchange and cooperation platform designed to promote sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a focus on China, utilizing Macao as a bridge between China and the world to connect people and forge partnerships, as well as a strategic tourism hub of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Year-round efforts are made to deepen mutual understanding and exchange between key public and private tourism stakeholders across the globe, through major industry events, roadshow and trade visit. 

Global Tourism Economy Forum 2019 will be held at MGM Cotai, Macao on October 13-15, with a theme on leisure, wellness and sports tourism. In addition to having Jiangsu as the Featured Chinese Province, GTEF 2019 also welcomes two prominent Latin American economies, Argentina and Brazil, as Partner Countries. Through GTEF’s integrated platform, tourism stakeholders worldwide can seize immense opportunities from the exponential growth of leisure, wellness and sports tourism, and capitalize on the intriguing potential of China-Latin America tourism market.

 

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Ms Wang Ping, Chairman of the China Chamber of Tourism (TCC) (The 1st from the left) and Gloria Guevara Manzo, President & Chief Executive Officer of WTTC (The 1st from the right) held an Agreement Signing Ceremony for the future cooperation between TCC and WTTC.

 

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China Women’s Chamber of Commerce, China Chamber of Tourism, World Travel and Tourism Council and Global Tourism Economy Forum attended the signing ceremony

 

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WTTC Global Tourism Summit 2019 Gala Dinner & Reception

 

After Seville, the GTEF delegation also visited the GTEF 2019 Partner Countries, Argentina and Brazil. 

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About Global Tourism Economy Forum
The Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) is hosted by the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR Government, in collaboration with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), co-organized by the China Chamber of Tourism under the authorization of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC) and coordinated by Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC). GTEF’s supporting units include the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (ACFIC), the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Macao SAR, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao SAR, Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO), World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) and European Travel Commission (ETC). 

Since its inception in 2012, GTEF has successfully established itself as an influential high-level cooperation platform to promote sustainable development in the global tourism industry with a focus on China. To date, GTEF had received more than 10,783 participants from 89 countries and regions, including delegations from 147 provinces and cities of Mainland China; and 570 internationally renowned speakers.