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Silk Road Highlight (絲路花雨精彩片段)
The 7th edition of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC) Asia Tourism Trends report features the latest tourism trends and outlook of the region; examines the measures taken in the region to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and promote recovery, with a featured case study on Macao; and highlights the importance of tourism and community development, focusing on opportunities for rural tourism development.
Macao realized early on that collaboration is key to both counter the spread of COVID-19 and to revitalize the tourism sector. Macao provides a case study for how the successful cooperation between the public and private sectors has spurred investments and mutual support. As a lynchpin of the Greater Bay Area, Macao has driven high-quality development and the creative industries. As the city looks to the next round of growth, collaboration with its neighbours in the development of Hengqin Island aims to further regional integration.
Strategically positioned as a World Centre for Tourism and Leisure, the road to recovery for tourism in Macao exemplifies the power of solidarity. By putting in place new coordinated approaches between the private and public sectors, the tourism sector in Macao has shown its resilience and innovation. This session will highlight the policies and strategies that Macao has put in place to aid in the recovery of the tourism sector and how private and public partnerships have heightened corporate social responsibility, supported jobs and skills, SMEs, and the sustainable development of the community.
With stunning natural beauty, Hubei Province features marvels ranging from the national parks of Shennongjia and Enshi to the historic Taoist retreat of Wudang Shan. Its largest city and capital, Wuhan, a city of 11 million, is a central hub for trade and transport with a rich history and culture and vibrant gastronomy sector. Even though it has been impacted by COVID-19, the heroic city of Wuhan continues to play a role as a gateway to national and regional development.
GTEF is proud to dedicate this special segment to Hubei Province and Wuhan, to encourage investment and support to help Hubei Province recover from the pandemic, and showcase the cultural richness, heritage, beauty, and modernity that Hubei Province and the City of Wuhan have to offer.
To conclude GTEF 2020 and review the solutions presented throughout the Forum, this special session will feature a discussion with Ms. Pansy Ho, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, and key thought-leaders from a wide geographical scope. This session will present an inside look on how the global travel and tourism sector has risen to the challenges of 2020 and the opportunities available as it restarts and reinvents. With an eye to the dynamic megatrends that are shaping the future of tourism, these thought leaders will share their insights, predictions, and advice as the global tourism economy heads into “the next normal.”