Government AffairsBoth cities team up to promote tourism development and unlock business opportunities in the Greater Bay Area.

Macau and Hong Kong unveil new joint tourism efforts

The tourism authorities of Hong Kong and Macao convene a work meeting.
The tourism authorities of Hong Kong and Macao convene a work meeting. Photo Credit: MGTO

With borders open and visitors making a swift comeback, both Macau and Hong Kong have come together to deepen their tourism cooperation. This was evident when over 100 delegates from Hong Kong's tourism industry recently visited Macau for a two-day familiarisation programme.

The delegation consisted of government officials, tourism sector representatives, and members of the media. During their visit, the delegates participated in a work meeting, a Macau & Hengqin destination presentation, and a Hong Kong & Macau travel trade networking seminar. They also had the opportunity to inspect various tourist attractions and hotels.

Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macau SAR Government, Lei Wai Nong, welcomed the delegation and emphasised the importance of the recent full reinstatement of mutual visits between the Mainland, Hong Kong, and Macau. He expressed hope that Hong Kong and Macau could join forces to promote tourism cooperation and unlock business opportunities.

The tourism authorities of Hong Kong and Macau also held a work meeting during the delegation's visit. They exchanged perspectives on the direction of future cooperation between their cities, with a shared goal of promoting tourism development.

Macau capitalised on the opportunity presented by the delegation's visit and organised a Hong Kong-Macau travel trade networking seminar. Industry delegates from both cities discussed and explored business opportunities.

Macau has made significant efforts to welcome Hong Kong visitors, including promotional initiatives and special offers. The recent Spring Festival Golden Week saw a total of 451,000 visitors, 165,000 of which were from Hong Kong.

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