Global Tourism Economy Forum supports PATA
Vicky Karantzavelou – 20 September 2017, 00:06
GTEF introduced its 6th edition, set to be held on October 16 and 17, 2017 in Macao, to the tourism community across the Asia Pacific region.
MACAO – The Global Tourism Economy Forum (“GTEF” or “the Forum”), the leading international tourism platform designed to promote sustainable development of the global tourism industry with a focus on China, participated in PATA Travel Mart 2017 (PTM 2017) in Macao in support of one of its supporting units, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). GTEF introduced its 6th edition, set to be held on October 16 and 17, 2017 in Macao, to the tourism community across the Asia Pacific region.
Global Tourism Economy Research Centre (GTERC), the coordinator of GTEF, and PATA have forged a partnership to promote regional tourism cooperation through shared platforms. As a member of PATA, GTERC has been a strong advocate of PATA’s initiatives and special projects. As a partner of GTERC, PATA has been an avid supporter of GTEF since the Forum’s inauguration in 2012, providing invaluable assistance in pre-event promotion and panel collaboration.
Sponsored by the Macao Government Tourism Office, PTM 2017 is held at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel from September 13 to 15. GTEF is pleased to be a Network Lounge Sponsor in support of the event. GTEF also hosts a booth as an on-the-ground presence to elevate awareness of GTEF 2017’s unique panel sessions, distinguished speakers, trade exhibition and business matching features among more than 1,000 tourism decision makers from over 60 countries.
Themed “Regional Collaboration Towards a Better Future”, GTEF 2017 supports China’s Belt and Road Initiative and embraces the “16+1” economic framework under which China partners with the 16 diverse and culturally rich Central and Eastern European Countries. GTEF 2017’s Featured Partner Countries include Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia. These countries along with Guizhou Province will offer GTEF delegates a fresh perspective on potential in the global tourism economy.
In support of IY 2017, GTEF 2017 will engage prominent leaders in the public and private sectors in a forward-thinking dialogue on regional collaboration and sustainable tourism development. GTEF will once again offer both rewarding programmes and unrivalled business networking and matching opportunities to delegates from China and around the world, so that they can capitalize on the momentum of tourism development and growth.