Travel Wholesale Managers visit Macao
Six product managers from Australian and New Zealand travel wholesale agencies recently returned home from a successful fact-finding mission in Macao.
The managers were invited by the Macao Government Tourism Office to view all the latest product of the Asian region at the 7th annual Macao International Travel (Industry) Expo (MITE) at The Venetian Macao, this year extended to celebrate the centre’s 20th anniversary as a Special Administrative Region (SAR).
The expo highlighted Macao’s role in facilitating the Belt and Road Initiative and its role, as a World Centre of Tourism and Leisure, in promoting the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area to the international travel industry.
During the four-day visit, the group was also ushered to experience some of the interesting sights and sounds of an Asian centre referred to as the City of Gastronomy.
Macao is included on an elite list of UNESCO Creative Cities for its cuisine, Macanese one of the world’s earliest forms of fusion food.
The managers also had the opportunity to board the shuttle bus for the drive across the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge link, highlighted by a section of bridge which, at more than 29km, is the longest over-the-sea road construction in the world.
From left to right at the iconic Ruins of St Paul’s are:
Jay Soysa (Fathom Asia AIM Holidays), Yogesh Batra (Exotic Holidays), Jacob Iwikau (Scenic Tours), Stephen Cao (Acrossia/Worldway Holidays), Richard Froggatt (MGTO), Yogesh Batra (Exotic Holidays), Kim Robertson (Inter Asia Tours) and Sam Chen (Helen Wong’s Tours).
Source = Macao Government Tourism Office