Global Tourism Economy Forum Kicks Off Roadshow at 2019 Featured Chinese Province Jiangsu Introducing the Platform for Tourism Collaboration Opportunities

(March 8, 2019, Macao) Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”) 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. With annual preparation and international promotion in full swing, Global Tourism Economic Research Centre (“GTERC” or “the Centre”) began this year’s roadshow at Jiangsu, GTEF 2019 Featured Chinese Province, and made its presence at Suzhou International Travel Fair 2019 in Suzhou International Expo Center on March 8-10. GTERC leveraged this occasion to promote GTEF 2019 to target visitors and participants, including public tourism sector from different cities of Jiangsu including Suzhou, other local and overseas countries and regions; leading Chinese tourism brands like CITS, Spring Tour, SPITS and Younger Travel; theme parks like HB World and; as well as tourism technology enterprises like Ctrip, LY.COM, Octopus, U-tour, and Drore Technology. On the other hand, the Centre actively recruited corporate delegates from tourism and related industries to take part in GTEF’s business matching and exhibition sessions. The Fair is also attended by Argentina, one of two GTEF 2019 Partner Countries, GTERC took the opportun ity to deepen exchanges with Argentina in preparation for GTEF 2019.



The Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”) promoted GTEF 2019 to tourism stakeholders of GTEF 2019 Featured China Province Jiangsu and from nationwide at Suzhou International Travel Fair 2019 in Suzhou International Expo Center from March 8 to March 10.


Scheduled in MGM COTAI, Macao on October 13-15, GTEF 2019 will present the theme of tourism and leisure, wellness and sports. This edition will gather an elite line-up of ministers of sports, culture and tourism, top international corporate leaders and experts to discuss policies and trends, and share valuable insights on how the growing interest in pursuing healthy lifestyle and consumers’ demand for sports, leisure and wellness offerings in the 21st century will unlock untapped possibilities of innovation and collaboration between destinations, service providers and investors. In addition to Featured China Province Jiangsu, GTEF 2019 also welcomes two prominent Latin America economies in Argentinaand Brazil as Partner Countries. Through GTEF’s multiple-purpose platform, tourism stakeholders worldwide can seize immense opportunities from the exponential growth of tourism and leisure, wellness and sports, and capitalize on the intriguing interplay potential of China-Latin America tourism market. 

Mr. Jason Wang, Chief Operating Officer of GTEF, introduced events and highlights of GTEF 2019 during the fair. Comprising an exciting programme of keynote and panel sessions, bilateral meetings, business matching, exhibitions, workshops and cultural activities, he called on potential partners within and beyond tourism industry for best utilizing GTEF’s multi-purpose platform to catch the chance of cross-sector collaboration possibilities. GTEF booth presented an engaging experience with interactive games for enhancing visitors’ awareness on the Forum. Representatives of sports, leisure and wellness enterprises were also familiarized for using GTEF’s business matching and exhibition functions to explore immense cooperation and promotion opportunities facilitating their “Go Global” plan. Besides, meetings between major public and private tourism entities and GTERC were held during the fair for deepening mutual understanding, exchanging views and explore collaboration possibilities.



Mr. Jason Wang, Chief Operating Officer of GTEF, engaged in exchanges with tourism stakeholders at Suzhou International Travel Fair 2019.


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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.