2016 The Growing Consumer Class – Rethinking and Reshaping the Future Tourism Landscape
Asia and the Pacific continues to be one of the fastest growing tourism regions in the world, and the growing middle class in the region has become an emerging force that is reshaping the tourism landscape and ecosystem. With the largest share of this growing consumer class, China is projected to reach a staggering growth of outbound tourists by one-fold by 2020. As the number one source market, China produces travellers with distinctive profiles and preferences.
Global Tourism Economy Forum 2016 looks at global tourism from an entirely new perspective, that of the consumers, focusing on the surging influence of this resourceful and tech-savvy consumer class in the tourism industry, and the new opportunities and challenges brought by this consumption growth.
2015: Belt and Road Initiative: Unleashing the New Dynamics of Cultural Tourism
First to lead the dialogue on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road and its impact on tourism and global economy in 2014, Global Tourism Economy Forum 2015 is again the first to start the discussion on how the Belt and Road Initiative can play a role in catalyzing the transformation of cultural heritage into tourism resources, maintaining a sustainable balance of destination preservation and promotion.
2014: Maritime Silk Road – From Macau We Begin
A timely and precise response to the growing interest in the Maritime Silk Road (MSR), the third edition of GTEF initiates a comprehensive dialogue to explore the contemporary reinvention of the region through tourism initiatives as well as relevant business opportunities arisen, with panels and presentations delivered by key government leaders and industry experts across the MSR countries. Through the theme of Maritime Silk Road, GTEF unveils an ocean of potential growth, with new tourism and related economic opportunities emerging at all levels.
2013: Regenerate our Economies: Invest in Travel and Tourism
Tourism industry has increased its contributions to real economy in recent years, not only bringing considerable economic income and creating many job opportunities, but also giving rise to tourism-related industries and driving their development. This leads to full realization of industrial diversification among regional economies and advancement toward the goal of long-term sustainable development. The second edition of GTEF gathers key decision-makers in the global travel and tourism sector to discuss why and how investment in tourism industry can revitalize and mobilize global economic growth.
Global Tourism Economy Forum Macau 2013 Adjourns Concludes Accomplishment and Sets Sights on Future
Global Tourism Economy Forum Macau 2013 Launched Today
Private Entrepreneurs – Strengthened Collaborations in Economic and Tourism Developments
Strengthened Cooperation & Exchanges through Meeting with Local Tourism Leaders
2012: Growth Driving Growth:
Examining the Synergistic Interplay between Tourism and Economic Development
Tourism is an economic and social catalyst for growth. Driving economic growth through tourism is recognized to be one of the
most effective strategies which can be aligned with the global socioeconomic trends, and subsequently benefits all levels of the society.
The Forum explores how five topical subjects, including Mega Events & Festivals, Emerging New Markets, Media & Technology,
Destination Planning, and Lifestyle & Entertainments, can effectively shape the industry and bring benefits to the entire sphere of tourism economy.