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Global Tourism Economy Forum · Macao 2020 is held smoothly Restoring travelers’ confidence in solidarity and reshaping tourism in the new economy with innovation
December 9, 2020, Macao The Global Tourism Economy Forum · Macao 2020 “GTEF” or the “Forum” was held smoothly on 9th December, bringing together around 50 Mainland, local and international government and industry leaders as well as heads of international tourism organizations to explore new strategies and momentum for restoring travelers’ confidence and reinventing the tourism industry under the theme of “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy”. The Forum led a confluence of online and offline engagement for the first time, leveraging innovative technology to unite tourism elites around the world for an exchange of insightful perspectives. The Forum engaged 420,000 views from over 50 regions during live stream on that day. The Forum presented an innovative and inspiring program including special sessions, industry leadership interview series, report presentation and so forth, letting brilliant minds converge to shape a brighter future with shared progress. Industry leaders share insights in Global Leadership Special Feature In the session of “Global Leadership Special Feature: Hospitality, Aviation, Technology, and the Way Forward for Tourism”, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Trip. Com Group Ltd., James Liang, shared about “Forecasts for Tourism Trends in a Post-Pandemic World”; Chairman of World Travel Tourism Council WTTC and President and CEO of Hilton Worldwide Holdings Ltd., Christopher Nassetta, presented “Paving Way towards a More Resilient Sector through the Rebuilding of Consumer Confidence Safety”; Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Airports, Paul Griffiths, presented “Air Travel in the ‘New Normal’: Boosting International Coordination and Harmonization of Protocols”; Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent and Chairman of Tencent Music Entertainment, Dowson Tong, shared about “Leveraging Digital Technology to Enhance the Travel Experience”; Chairman of Fosun International, Guo Guangchang, shared about “More Active, More Positive: Innovation and Opportunities for Tourism Industry Under the ‘New Normal’”; Honorary Chairman of GTEF and Vice Chairman of Global Tourism Economy Research Centre, Michael Frenzel, shared about “Championing Global Cooperation and Entrepreneurship to Stimulate Market Vitality”. UNWTOGTERC Asia Tourism Trends The World Tourism Organization UNWTO and the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre GTERC presented their joint report of UNWTOGTERC Asia Tourism Trends – 2020 Edition. Delivered by UNWTO Executive Director Zhu Shanzhong, the publication not only analyzes the latest tourism trends and outlook in Asia-Pacific but also unveils how countries in Asia have adopted various measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and stimulate economic recovery, including a special case study on Macao. The report also highlights the significance of tourism and community development and points to the potential of rural tourism. The report points out that the COVID-19 pandemic caused an unprecedented impact upon the tourism industry around the world in 2020, bringing both domestic and international travel to a standstill from March onwards. In the first half of 2020, international tourist arrivals plunged 65% while international arrivals in Asia and the Pacific dropped by 72%. Europe recorded a decline of 66%, followed by the Americas -55% as well as Africa and the Middle East both -57%. PATA GTEF Partnership Session The Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA and GTEF teamed up to explore the “Best Practices under the ‘New Normal’ through Consumer Sentiment Analysis” and share prominent cases that drove the recovery of the global tourism economy from across the Asia-Pacific region. During this session, PATA introduced the best practices collected by its established Crisis Resource Centre CRC from the private sector and Destination Management Organizations DMOs, showcasing optimal crisis communication plans and strategies to support small and medium-sized enterprises, tour operators, and hospitality businesses to achieve sustainable business renewal. Moderated by Former Chief Operating Officer of PATA, Trevor Weltman, the session led an insightful discussion joined by Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TCI Research, Olivier Henry-Biabaud, and Chief Executive Officer of Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting, Wang Xinjun. Leadership Special Interviews This year, GTEF invited renowned entrepreneurs in the industry to share their perspectives in a series of interviews conducted by star anchors. In the “Greater Bay Area Leadership Special Interview Series”, Producer and Host of Phoenix TV and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Carol Yu; Senior Host at China Global Television Network CGTN, Liu Xin; and Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of UNWTO and Founder President of ANITA MENDIRATTA ASSOCIATES, Anita Mendiratta, conducted a range of interviews respectively with leaders of six major integrated resorts in Macao, who shared about their endeavors to foster Macao’s development into a world centre of tourism and leisure as well as the adjustments made to their business operations to alleviate the impact of the pandemic. In the “Asia Leadership Special Interview Series”, decision makers of renowned enterprises in Asia were interviewed about “Sustainability, Heritage Preservation, and Rebuilding Tourism under the New Normal”, “Growth and Customer Experience Strategies to Meet the New Consumer Demand” and “China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable Feature”. Special Session: Solidarity to Reshape the Tourism Economy Moderated by Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEF, Pansy Ho, the “Special Session: Solidarity to Reshape the Tourism Economy” featured a discussion joined by leaders of international tourism organizations and the industry, exploring in depth how the global tourism industry and trade have risen to the latest challenges while shedding light on the opportunities available as the tourism industry restarts and reinvents. With an eye to the dynamic megatrends that are shaping the future of tourism, the speakers also shared their insights, predictions and advices as the global tourism economy heads into “the next normal.” The speakers include Secretary-General of International Mountain Tourism Alliance IMTA, He Yafei; Secretary-General of World Tourism Cities Federation WTCF, Chen Dong; Secretary-General of World Tourism Alliance WTA, Liu Shijun; Executive Director of European Travel Commission and Honorary Vice Chairman of GTEF, Eduardo Santander; Chief Executive Officer of PATA, Mario Hardy; and Chairman of China Chamber of Tourism CCT, Ji Xiaodong. Organize the Forum and business matching via technology and innovative platform The Forum gathered delegates from worldwide in the innovative online format through collaboration once again with Tencent Cloud, the cloud business under Tencent, to further extend the influence of GTEF and demonstrate Macao’s comprehensive capacity to organize international conventions. GTEF’s annual highlight, the Business Matching Session, will be held online on 10 and 11 December. Hosted by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute IPIM, the session debuts its one-stop online business matching platform that enables business introduction, matchmaking, appointment making and meeting online, allowing Macao enterprises to “go global”. This year, the business matching session has lined up over 280 tourism enterprises from across the globe for over 2,000 business appointments as estimated. 9th GTEF smoothly held In her thank you remarks, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEF, Pansy Ho, expressed, “I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in the Global Tourism Economy Forum both onsite in Macao and virtually online, which reached more than 50 regions around the world and with more than 420,000 views. Despite facing many challenges, we rose to the occasion, just like our theme this year, in solidarity and with innovation, to overcome the obstacles. We were able to break the boundaries of time and geography through the use of technology to truly connect globally. I am extremely grateful for the Chief Executive, Mr. Ho Iat Seng and GTEF Chairman, Mr. Ho Hau Wah for entrusting me to host this year’s GTEF under such unprecedented circumstances. I am deeply thankful to all guests of honor, speakers, and hosts who joined us from all different time zones, many of whom in the early hours of the morning. Lastly, I deeply believe all of you would agree with me that we want to travel again! Hence, I sincerely invite all of you to join me in Macao next year for our very special 10th anniversary edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum 2021 with our Partner Country Italy, and Featured Chinese City, Shanghai.” GTEF 2021 presents Italy as Partner Country and Shanghai as Featured Chinese City The Forum announced that Italy and Shanghai will be featured as Partner Country and Featured Chinese City respectively in the 10th GTEF in 2021. Under-Secretary of State of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Italy, Lorenza Bonaccorsi, and Mayor of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, Gong Zheng, each delivered a presentation about their respective country and city. For more information about GTEF, visit www.gte-forum.com or on social media: https:www.instagram.comgteforum https:www.facebook.comgteforum https:www.linkedin.comcompanyglobal-tourism-economy-forum http:weibo.comgteforum Wechat ID: GTEForum -End- About Global Tourism Economy Forum The Global Tourism Economy Forum GTEF is hosted by the Secretariat for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization UNWTO, co-organized by the China Chamber of Tourism TCC under the authorization of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce ACFIC and the Macao Government Tourism Office MGTO, and coordinated by the 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, World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC, Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA, World Tourism Cities Federation WTCF, European Travel Commission ETC, and the Macau Chinese Enterprise Association MCEA. 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 12,700 participants from 90 countries and regions, including delegations from 152 provinces and cities of Mainland China; and 600 internationally renowned speakers who are leaders in public, private, and academic fields. GTEF has continuously received consistent and wide amount of coverage from international press and media, valued up to USD $62 million. For media enquiries, please contact Occasions Asia Pacific: Chris Yip Esther Chan Tel: +852 3678 0135 Tel: +852 3678 0109 Email: chris@occasionspr.com Email: esther@occasionspr.com   Photo Caption Photo 1 GTEF Vice Chairman and Secretary-General Pansy Ho moderates “Special Session: Solidarity to Reshape the Tourism Economy” Photo 2 UNWTO and GTERC jointly present “UNWTOGTERC Asia Tourism Trends – 2020 Edition”
Global Tourism Economy Forum•Macao 2020 unveiled today Zeroing in on “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy” online and offline
(9 December, 2020)The Global Tourism Economy Forum•Macao 2020 “GTEF” or “the Forum” was unveiled at MGM Macau today 9 December. Under the new normal of pandemic control and prevention, the Forum leveraged innovative technology to convene in a hybrid online and offline format with a replay in Europe and America time slot to break through geographical and time zone barriers, expanding coverage and enhancing participation among target audience for optimal results. The Forum gathered tourism leaders from the public and private sectors as well as experts and scholars form worldwide to explore “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy” in depth. GTEF’s opening ceremony was attended by around 160 guests at the main venue in Macao and over 70 guests at the parallel venue in Hubei respectively. The opening ceremony also engaged 300,000 online spectators from 51 countries and regions. Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Forum Chairman of GTEF, Ho Hau Wah, and Representative of Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region and Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Ao Ieong U, delivered welcome remarks at the Opening Ceremony on-site. Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Chairman of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce ACFIC and Honorary Chairman of GTEF,Gao Yunlong; Secretary-General of World Tourism Organization UNWTO,Zurab Pololikashvili; Minister of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China and Honorary Chairman of GTEF, Hu Heping; Vice Chairman of the Gansu Provincial Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Hao Yuan; Vice-Governor of the People’s Government of Hubei Province, Zhang Wenbing; Minister of Ministry of Tourism of Saudi Arabia, Ahmed al-Khateeb; as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC and Honorary Chairman of GTEF,Gloria Guevara Manzo, presented their opening keynotes online. In addition, Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government and Executive Chairman of GTEF, Lei Wai Nong, delivered a special keynote on “Macao’s Success Story: Public Private Partnerships for Tourism Economic Revival” at the opening ceremony. Other dignitaries who marked their physical presence at the opening ceremony include: Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Macao Special Administrative Region,Fu Ziying; Acting Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Macao Special Administrative Region, Wang Dong; President of the Macau Chinese Enterprises Association and Chairman of the Board of Nam Kwong Group Company Limited, Fu Jianguo; Director of Macao Government Tourism Office MGTO and Vice Chairman of GTEF, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes; President of Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute IPIM, Lau Wai Meng, as well as representatives of major sponsors, among other personages. Guests who attended the opening ceremony online include Chairperson of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade CCPIT andHonorary Chairman of GTEF,Gao Yan; Co-Chairman of Sino-International Entrepreneurs Federation SIEF and Honorary Chairman of GTEF,Long Yongtu; Secretary-General of International Mountain Tourism Alliance IMTA, He Yafei; Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEF,Pansy Ho; Vice Chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism, István Ujhelyi; Director General of the Tourism Council of Bhutan, Dorji Dhradhul; Secretary-General of World Tourism Cities Federation WTCF, Chen Dong; Secretary-General of World Tourism Alliance WTA, Liu Shijun; Executive Director of European Travel Commission ETC and Honorary Vice Chairman of GTEF,Eduardo Santander; Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA, Mario Hardy; Chairman of China Chamber of Tourism, Ji Xiaodong; Honorary Chairman of GTEF and Vice Chairman of Global Tourism Economy Research Centre GTERC,Michael Frenzel; President of the Council of China Chamber of Tourism TCC and Vice Chairman of GTEF,Wang Ping; Former President and Chief Executive Officer of World Travel Tourism Council WTTC and Vice Chairman of GTEF, Jean-Claude Baumgarten, and Consul General of Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong, Clemente Contestabile, among other personages. Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Forum Chairman of GTEF, Ho Hau Wah, stated in his welcome remarks, “Although the pandemic has temporarily distanced us physically, I do believe that the hearts of all in the global tourism sector have gathered here today in Macao; we all hold the same determination and desire to work collaboratively in efforts to provide solutions for the recovery of the global tourism economy. Held in Macao, the Global Tourism Economy Forum is an advanced international exchange and cooperation platform dedicated to fostering the sustainable development of the global tourism economy. Let’s start anew at this historical point to build an open, inclusive and balanced world for the welfare and success of all peoples, and join hands to create a brighter future shared by the global community!” On behalf of Chief Executive of the Macao SAR, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U stated in her welcome remarks, “2020 is such an unusual year filled with unprecedented challenges. Confronted by the new prospect and challenges, we need now more than ever to unite in restoring confidence in travel. Under the theme of ‘Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy’, this Forum brings together prominent leaders of the public and private sectors as well as experts and professionals from across the world to proffer their foresights, letting brilliant minds converge to offer a new impetus, unveil new thinking, chart a new course and create new opportunities for our march towards global tourism recovery. The Forum is also set to inject a new dynamic and vitality for Macao’s tourism and economic development.” UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili stated, “The UN World Tourism Organization is proud to have been a part of the Global Tourism Economy Forum from the start. This year we have a chance to demonstrate the incredible solidarity within tourism. It is also a chance to show how innovation is driving the restart of our sector.” At the opening ceremony, Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government and Executive Chairman of GTEF, Lei Wai Nong, delivered a special keynote on “Macao’s Success Story: Public Private Partnerships for Tourism Economic Revival” and expressed that Macao has endured the enormously challenging period of pandemic control and prevention this year. In view of the situation, the Macao SAR Government has promptly rolled out a series of bolstering measures and formulated different schemes to spur tourism and economic revival. Throughout the process, the Government was showered with the ardent support of different sectors in the society and united all residents in Macao to weather the storm. Despite the enormous difficulties on the way, the local economy is gradually manifesting a steady and upward trend. We will continue to embrace the policy direction of “reinforcing foundation and rising to challenges”, to carry on the successful story of Macao.” At the Forum themed as “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy” this year, around 50 Mainland, local and international government and industry leaders as well as international tourism organization and enterprise leaders proffered their foresight and visions on how to foster tourism economic recovery as well as sustainable tourism development. The Forum aspired for industry collaboration across the world as well as close public-private partnerships to rise above adversities with resilience and deliver positivity across the globe, restoring travelers’ confidence and a thriving business environment for the global tourism industry. Diverse and inspiring sessions Held within one day, the Forum presented an enriched program of innovative and inspiring highlights including special keynotes, special sessions, industry leadership interview series, special dialogue and report presentation, among other sessions. The sessions include PATA GTEF Partnership Session: Best Practices under the “New Normal” through Consumer Sentiment Analysis. In the session of “Global Leadership Special Feature: Hospitality, Aviation, Technology, and the Way Forward for Tourism”, different guest speakers presented their insights into the topics as follows: “Forecasts for Tourism Trends in a Post-Pandemic World”, “Paving Way towards a More Resilient Sector through the Rebuilding of Consumer Confidence Safety”, “Air Travel in the ‘New Normal’: Boosting International Coordination and Harmonization of Protocols”, “Leveraging Digital Technology to Enhance the Travel Experience”, “More Active, More Positive: Innovation and Opportunities for Tourism Industry Under the ‘New Normal’ and “Championing Global Cooperation and Entrepreneurship to Stimulate Market Vitality”. In the Asia Leadership Special Interview Series, the guests shared their unique points of view on “Sustainability, Heritage Preservation, and Rebuilding Tourism under the New Normal” and “Growth and Customer Experience Strategies to Meet the New Consumer Demand” as well as through China Daily Asia Leadership Roundtable Feature. Other sessions include Special Session: Solidarity to Reshape the Tourism Economy, Greater Bay Area Leadership Special Interview Series, among others. Via video conferencing, UNWTO and GTERC presented their seventh joint report, UNWTOGTERC Asia Tourism Trends – 2020 Edition. The video “China Story: This is Hubei” showcased the exuberant culture, natural beauty and modern development of Hubei Province. Enhance cooperation with agreements During the Forum, GTERC signed cooperative agreements with World Tourism Alliance and International Mountain Tourism Alliance respectively to strengthen GTEF’s cooperation with international organizations. Featured Chinese Province showcases destination glamour GTEF’s Featured Chinese Province this year — Gansu showcased its tourism resources, tour routes and diverse cultural experiences to offer, through presentations and a keynote delivered by Director of Dunhuang Research Academy, Zhao Shengliang. Business matching online To be held on 10 and 11 December, the Forum’s business matching session features its first one-stop online business matching platform under collaboration with Tencent Cloud, enabling Macao enterprises to “go global” through the power of the internet. The 9th GTEF led discussions on key topics about tourism innovation and the power of transformation in response to the evolving global situation. The Forum also explored the shifts in tourism under the new normal of regular pandemic control and prevention worldwide, development of new products and services beyond constraints imposed by the macro-environment and operation, with the aim to strengthen vitality and resilience of the tourism economy. For more information about GTEF, visit www.gte-forum.com or on social media: https:www.instagram.comgteforum https:www.facebook.comgteforum https:www.linkedin.comcompanyglobal-tourism-economy-forum http:weibo.comgteforum Wechat ID: GTEForum -End- About Global Tourism Economy Forum The Global Tourism Economy Forum GTEF is hosted by the Secretariat for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization UNWTO, co-organized by the China Chamber of Tourism TCC under the authorization of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce ACFIC and the Macao Government Tourism Office MGTO, and coordinated by the 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, World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC, Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA, World Tourism Cities Federation WTCF, European Travel Commission ETC, and the Macau Chinese Enterprise Association MCEA. 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 12,700 participants from 90 countries and regions, including delegations from 152 provinces and cities of Mainland China; and 600 internationally renowned speakers who are leaders in public, private, and academic fields. GTEF has continuously received consistent and wide amount of coverage from international press and media, valued up to USD $62 million. For media enquiries, please contact Occasions Asia Pacific Group: Irene Cheang Florence Yu Tel: +853 8296 3507 Tel: +853 8296 3608 Email: irene@occasionspr.com Email: florence@occasionspr.com   Photo captions: Photo 1 Global Tourism Economy Forum•Macao 2020 is unveiled. Guests who attend online and offline take a group photo together Photo 2 Global Tourism Economy Forum•Macao 2020 commences Photo 3 Vice-Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Forum Chairman of GTEF, Ho Hau Wah, delivers remarks Photo 4 Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Ao Ieong U delivers remarks on behalf of Chief Executive of the Macao SAR Photo 5 UNWTO Secretary-GeneralZurab Pololikashvili delivers keynotevia live video streaming Photo 6 Secretary for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government and Executive Chairman of GTEF, Lei Wai Nong, delivers special keynote
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Global Tourism Economy Forum · Macao 2020 to be held on 9 December for “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy”
Global Tourism Economy Forum · Macao 2020 to be held on 9 December for “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy” November 30, 2020 The Global Tourism Economy Forum · Macao 2020 will be held in Macao on 9 December. Under the theme of “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy”, the Forum will discuss the new strategies and momentum for restoring travelers’ confidence and reinventing the tourism industry. Under the new normal of regular control and prevention against the pandemic, this edition of GTEF will lead a confluence of online and offline engagement for the first time, leveraging innovative technology to unite tourism elites around the world for an exchange of insightful perspectives to unveil a new landscape for the tourism economy. The organizer of the Global Tourism Economy Forum “GTEF” or the “Forum”, the Secretariat for Economy and Finance, announced officially via video conferencing today 30 November that the 9th GTEF will be held on 9 December 2020. Chief of Office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance, Ku Mei Leng, and Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of GTEF, Pansy Ho, presented an overview and event program of GTEF 2020. In her remarks, Ku Mei Leng stated, “COVID-19 has gone rampant and devastated the world and global economy. The tourism industry particularly stands in the forefront to weather the massive impact. Solidarity and innovation are especially important at this moment. This edition of the Forum is themed as “Solidarity and Innovation: Reshaping Tourism in the New Global Economy” with the aspiration that the travel trade can stay united around the world while industry leaders, experts and scholars can shed light on how to leverage innovative technology and online platforms to open up a new avenue that leads to faster recovery of the global tourism economy. 2020 will mark the 10th anniversary of GTEF. The Forum will carry on its mission, striving to function as an international platform that fosters sustainable development of the global tourism economy.” Pansy Ho stated, “Due to the pandemic, this year’s planning efforts for GTEF has faced many challenges. But as an international tourism city, a World Centre of Leisure and Tourism, as well as a core city of the Greater Bay Area, Macao kept its promise in holding the GTEF annually; The determination for such effort is strong due to the GTEF’s commitment to maintain its responsibility towards global citizens, to promote Macao, its motherland, and the world’s sustainable development of the tourism economy. The GTEF will continue on in full-force in the spirit of solidarity and innovation, using technology to hold a hybrid online and offline format to breakthrough geographical and time zone barriers, allowing attendees from all corners of the world to attend the Forum. Together, we join hands to explore innovative solutions, addressing the ‘New Normal’ of the tourism economy.” Brilliant minds converge to probe into tourism and economic revival worldwide Continuing to contribute as a navigator, GTEF will bring together some 30 Mainland, local and international government and industry leaders as well as international tourism organization leaders to proffer creative insights and strategies on tourism development, tourism and economic recovery, destination marketing and business operation, etc. The Forum will present an innovative and inspiring program encompassing special keynotes, special sessions, special dialogues and featured interviews, letting brilliant minds converge to shape a brighter future of shared success. The special dialogues and featured interviews will cover the topics as follows: “Public Private Partnerships for Restarting Tourism Economy”, “Air Travel under the New Normal” and “Solidarity to Reshape the Tourism Economy”. The session on Public Private Partnerships for Tourism Economic Revival will highlight Macao’s Success Story. For more information about GTEF’s program, please visit www.gte-forum.com and other official social media platforms. Pacific Asia Travel Association Session In partnership with the Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA, this session will feature the best practices from across the Asia-Pacific region to drive the recovery of the global tourism economy. During this session, the best practices collected will showcase optimal crisis communication plans, strategies to support small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as strategies adopted by tour operators and hospitality businesses to achieve sustainable business renewal. The session will also feature a discussion with experts on the sentiment of Chinese outbound travelers and how a greater understanding of this market’s preferences can help in the recovery of the global tourism economy. UNWTOGTERC Joint Research Report The World Tourism Organization UNWTO and GTEF’s coordinator, the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre GTERC, will deliver the 7th joint report on Asia Tourism Trends. The publication not only analyzes the latest tourism trends and outlook in Asia-Pacific, but also unveils how countries in Asia have adopted various measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and stimulate economic recovery, including a special case study on Macao. The report also highlights the significance of tourism and community development and points to the potential of rural tourism. The Forum will also feature a special keynote “China Story: This is Hubei; This is Wuhan”, where Hubei will share the heartening story of the province’s road to recovery in the wake of the pandemic. Debut of one-stop online business matching platform This edition of the Forum will gather delegates from worldwide in the innovative online format through collaboration once again with Tencent Cloud, the cloud business under Tencent, which will further extend the influence of GTEF and demonstrate Macao’s comprehensive capacity to organize international conventions. Another highlight of GTEF is the Business Matching Session hosted by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute IPIM. The session will debut its one-stop online business matching platform that enables business introduction, matchmaking, appointment making and meeting online, allowing Macao enterprises to “go global”. Featured Chinese Province — Gansu This year, Gansu - the featured province of the inaugural edition of GTEF – has once again been invited to grace the event as Featured Chinese Province. Gansu is regarded as one of the key birthplaces of the Chinese Civilization. The Forum will serve as a platform to showcase Gansu Province’s latest development, exuberant cultural heritage, colourful tourism resources as well as investment opportunities to delegates. Connect with China and the world GTEF has successfully built an advanced international tourism exchange platform that progresses forward with its functions. Capitalizing on Macao’s role as a bridge that connects different peoples and enhances cooperation between China and the world, as well as a strategic tourism hub in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the Forum is committed to enhancing the sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a special focus on China, and guiding global tourism stakeholders to unlock new opportunities across China and the Greater Bay Area. Since the inaugural edition in 2012, GTEF has engaged close to 12,700 participants from over 90 countries and regions, and 152 delegations from various Mainland provinces and regions. 600 internationally-renowned guest speakers have shared their insightful perspectives at the Forum, including ministerial officials of different countries, industry leaders, experts and scholars. Support from Public and Private Sectors Alike The 9th edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum GTEF is hosted by the Secretariat for Economy and Finance of the Macao SAR Government, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization UNWTO, co-organized by the China Chamber of Tourism CCT under the authorization of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce ACFIC and the Macao Government Tourism Office MGTO, and coordinated by the 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, World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC, Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA, World Tourism Cities Federation WTCF, European Travel Commission ETC, and the Macau Chinese Enterprise Association MCEA. GTEF is honored to garner support from its long-term Major Sponsors, including Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited, Melco Resorts Entertainment Limited, MGM China Holdings Ltd, SJM Holdings Limited, Sands China Ltd., and Wynn Resort Macau S.A.; in addition, GTEF has received recognition from its Major Sponsors as an international platform, in which to share the various corporate social responsibility initiatives respectively. For more information about GTEF, visit www.gte-forum.com or on social media: https:www.instagram.comgteforum https:www.facebook.comgteforum https:www.linkedin.comcompanyglobal-tourism-economy-forum http:weibo.comgteforum wechat ID: GTEForum Photo caption: Global Tourism Economy Forum · Macao 2020 will be held on 9 December
Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, Pansy Ho Gives Virtual Keynote at 2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit: Qingdao Forum, Affirming the Complementary Advantages of Sino-European Cooperation; Injecting Positive Energy into the Global Economy
September 24, 2020, Macao Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, Pansy Ho gave a virtual keynote at 2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit: Qingdao Forum SEES Qingdao. SEES Qingdao is hosted by the Sino-International Entrepreneurs Federation SIEF and the Qingdao Municipal People’s Government to promote mutual learning and trust between Chinese and international business leaders. Additional speakers for the event include: Long Yongtu, Co-Chairman of SIEF, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, Co-Chairman of SIEF, Gordon Brown, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Co-Chair of SIEF, and Qian Jiannong, Executive Director of Fosun Tourism Commercial Group, among others. “Trans-Eurasia Logistics” Unaffected by the Pandemic The event took on the theme “New Developments, New Opportunities, and New Economy: Co-Building a Belt and Road Platform for International Partnership” and brought to the stage Chinese and international leaders to share visionary insights into new opportunities in the post-pandemic economy. Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, Pansy Ho expressed, “According to 2019 data, the combined economies of China and Europe amounts to one-third of the global economy; the forecast for the two in 2024 will likely be greater than one-third. It’s evident that an increase in Sino-European cooperation can not only have complementary advantages to each other’s economy, but it can also inject positive energy into the global economy.” The launch and success of the Trans-Eurasia Logistics is a prime example of how One Belt One Road has mutually benefited economic development for China and Europe. She states, “The Trans-Eurasia Logistics was not affected by the stall in global supply chain as a result of COVID-19 implications, in which many countries are still feeling its effects. In fact, its total amount of goods shipped increased by 41% compared to the same period the year before. This Steel Silk Road has paved a smooth and wide path for not only the efforts to combat the virus but also Sino-European cooperation moving forward.” This year marks the 45th anniversary of China-EU relations; she cited President Xi Jinping’s speech during the 22nd China-EU Summit held in June of this year, “As two major economies, China and the EU should play the role of ‘dual engine’ of the world economy and drive the recovery of the global economy.” She also looks forward to actively promote cross-border, cross-cultural, and cross-industry communication to stimulate international trade coordination and cooperation through the international NGO, Sino-International Entrepreneurs Federation. Macao: A Bridge for Sino-Europe Connection In regards to Macao’s contribution towards Sino-Europe cooperation, Pansy Ho further pointed out that Macao’s GTEF is “a platform that has deepened and strengthened the cooperation of Chinese and European tourism industries. Since 2012, GTEF has received Spain, Portugal, France, the EU, and the 16 Central Eastern European Countries CEECs, as well as Italy to be its Partner Country or Partner Region. GTEF acted as a platform to promote European tourism resources and investment opportunities to Chinese and global leaders from various sectors. Simultaneously, GTEF also acted as a platform to promote development and investment opportunities within China, including One Belt One Road and the Greater Bay Area, etc. to the European audience.” As the Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, Pansy Ho has also led many delegations to visit various countries in Europe, as well as the EU headquarters and European Parliament; the delegation has met with leaders in both the public and private sectors to promote Sino-European cooperation in the tourism sector in efforts to lead Chinese companies to go global. For more information about GTEF, visit www.gte-forum.com or on social media: https:www.facebook.comgteforum https:www.linkedin.comcompanyglobal-tourism-economy-forum https:twitter.comgteforum http:weibo.comgteforum Wechat ID: GTEForum - END - About Global Tourism Economy Forum The Global Tourism Economy Forum GTEF is hosted by the Macao SAR Government, in collaboration with the World Tourism Organization UNWTO, co-organized by the China Chamber of Tourism TCC under the authorization of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce ACFIC and the Macao Government Tourism Office MGTO, and coordinated by the 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, World Travel and Tourism Council WTTC, Pacific Asia Travel Association PATA, World Tourism Cities Federation WTCF, European Travel Commission ETC, and the Macau Chinese Enterprise Association MCEA. 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 12,700 participants from 90 countries and regions, including delegations from 152 provinces and cities of Mainland China; and 600 internationally renowned speakers who are leaders in public, private, and academic fields. GTEF has continuously received consistent and wide amount of coverage from international press and media, valued up to USD $62 million. Photo Caption: Photo 1Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, Pansy Ho gave a virtual keynote at 2020 Sino-European Entrepreneurs Summit: Qingdao Forum. Photo 1Vice-Chairman and Secretary-General of the Global Tourism Economy Forum, Pansy Ho mentioned the increase in Sino-European cooperation can not only have complementary advantages to each other’s economy, but it can also inject positive energy into the global economy.
[Content available in Chinese Only] 世界旅遊經濟論壇副主席兼秘書長何超瓊 於「中日韓經貿合作電視論壇」分享 中日韓區域旅遊合作 有助推動全球經濟復蘇
[Content available in Chinese only] (2020年11月10日,澳門) 「世界旅遊經濟論壇」(「論壇」)副主席兼秘書長何超瓊,於11月6日在中國國際電視台(CGTN)舉辦的「中日韓經貿合作電視論壇」作視頻分享。 2020 年中日韓三國聯合抗疫,為全球樹立了樣板,也為三國開展全方位、多元化、高水準的經濟合作,開啟新機會之門。三國正積極推動《區域全面經濟夥伴關系協定》 如期簽署,並在此基礎上加速推進中日韓自貿談判的有效達成。藉此契機,CGTN以「中日韓自貿時代新願景」為是次論壇的主題,聯動日韓主流媒體及相關經濟機構,就如何推動中日韓自貿區建設,提升三國貨物貿易、服務貿易、人員流動、投資的自由便利化水準等,進行深度探討,並為三國的經貿、商務、科技合作探索新的可行方案。 其他參與分享的講者嘉賓還包括:韓國前總理韓升洙、中日韓三國合作秘書處秘書長道上尚史、中國國際貿易促進委員會會長高燕、日本貿易振興機構理事長佐佐木伸彥、亞投行行長金立群、全國工商聯專職副主席林毅夫、希傑集團會長孫京植、京東集團副總裁、京東數字科技首席經濟學家沈建光等。  中國旅遊持續保持增長 與日韓簽訂三方備忘錄 2020年對世界經濟發展來說是極具挑戰的一年,國際貨幣基金組織估計,疫情後全球增長將維持於 - 4.9%,而中國將是在內需推動和支持下保持1%增長的唯一市場。中國國內旅遊人次逐漸回升,現在已恢復2019年的86%旅客量。在國際旅遊方面,已對日本、韓國等13個亞洲國家重新開放關口,期望於年底進一步取消旅遊限制。 中國、日本和韓國一直是緊密的旅遊合作夥伴。去年,日本和韓國分別接待了1,000萬和600萬中國遊客,佔兩國入境旅客總人數的三分之一。去年八月,中日韓三國的文化和旅遊部簽署了一項三方備忘錄,重申進一步加強合作,促進高質量增長,鼓勵跨部門的行業合作和跨區域學習和交流。 世界旅遊經濟論壇副主席兼秘書長何超瓊通過視頻發言表示:「旅遊業需要政府和企業建立密切的合作關係,由政府主導和制定旅遊政策,企業負責實施、推動和發展。以每年於澳門舉辦的世界旅遊經濟論壇為例,論壇一直致力建立一個國際旅遊交流合作平台,讓世界各地的政府、機構和企業交流分享見解並探索合作機會。」 世界旅遊經濟論壇至今已是亞洲的旅遊業界盛事,得到中央和澳門特區政府以及眾多旅遊組織和機構支持,包括聯合國世界旅遊組織、中華人民共和國文化和旅遊部、中華全國工商業聯合會、全聯旅遊業商會,世界旅遊業理事會、亞太旅遊協會、世界旅遊城市聯合會、歐洲旅遊委員會和澳門中國企業協會等。「論壇」過去曾與多個國家或地区締結合作夥伴國關係,包括中東歐及歐盟成員國、太平洋聯盟四國、阿根廷、巴西、法國、葡萄牙、西班牙等等。 日韓與澳門優勢高度互補 有利加強區域合作 何超瓊又指出:「澳門回歸二十年間已成為世界級的旅遊目的地,每年接待4,000萬旅客。澳門的開放性,以及致力為旅客開發新景點和新體驗,成為創新旅遊項目的最佳實踐場地。日本的頂尖科技領先世界,而韓國是娛樂領域強國,跟澳門的優勢有高度的互補性。」 此外,澳門位於中國最富裕地區之一的大灣區,區內人口約7,000萬,佔全國生產總值的12%,居民對高質量的產品和服務有龐大需求。何超瓊補充說:「新冠疫情讓我們重新思考未來如何建立更具彈性、可持續性及包容性的旅遊生態系統。旅遊業是一個有趣的行業,沒有真正的競爭對手,只有合作夥伴。中日韓在區域可持續發展方面抱有共同目標,我衷心希望將來能與日本和韓國開展更廣泛的區域合作。」 如欲了解「世界旅遊經濟論壇」的詳情,歡迎瀏覽www.gte-forum.com,以及關注官方社交媒體頻道發佈的最新消息: https:www.facebook.comgteforum https:www.linkedin.comcompanyglobal-tourism-economy-forum https:twitter.comgteforum http:weibo.comgteforum 微信號:GTEForum – 完 – 關於「世界旅遊經濟論壇」 「世界旅遊經濟論壇」由澳門特別行政區政府主辦,聯合國世界旅遊組織(UNWTO)為夥伴單位,中華全國工商業聯合會(ACFIC)授權全聯旅遊業商會(TCC)發起及協辦、澳門特別行政區政府旅遊局(MGTO)協辦、世界旅遊經濟研究中心(GTERC)籌辦。「論壇」支持單位有中華人民共和國文化和旅遊部、中華全國工商業聯合會(ACFIC)、中央人民政府駐澳門特別行政區聯絡辦公室、中華人民共和國外交部駐澳門特別行政區特派員公署、世界旅遊及旅行理事會(WTTC)、亞太旅遊協會(PATA)、世界旅遊城市聯合會(WTCF)、歐洲旅遊委員會(ETC)和澳門中國企業協會(MCEA)。 「世界旅遊經濟論壇」成功建立了高層次的互動交流平台,促進當今以中國為焦點的環球旅遊產業的持續發展。自2012年首辦至今,「論壇」已吸引來自逾90個國家和地區超過12,700位參會者,先後接待152個來自內地不同省區的代表團,並獲600位世界知名演講嘉賓在論壇上分享真知灼見,其中包括國家部長級領導、商界領袖和專家學者。「論壇」一直獲國際媒體高度關注及廣泛報導,累積媒體價值超過6,200萬美金。 圖片說明: 「世界旅遊經濟論壇」副主席兼秘書長何超瓊通過視頻於「中日韓經貿合作電視論壇」發言。
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