(Macau Daily Times) The sixth edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) ended yesterday with a ceremony attended by the Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, and the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture and Executive Chairman of GTEF, Alexis Tam. Next year, the European Union will be invited to be a “partner region.”
In his closing speech, Tam remarked that the widening scope of participation in the Forum demonstrates its increasing influence.
The Secretary also emphasized the commitment to pursuing the vision of building an advanced international tourism platform that brings together decision makers and leaders of the global tourism industry.
“The Forum has underscored the remarkable role of our city in the region. Not only is Macau eagerly seizing the opportunity of the Belt and Road Initiative, we are also a core member in China’s strategic planning of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area development,” Tam said. “We task ourselves to enhance the synergy effect these national projects will play with our own positioning as the world center of tourism and leisure.”