The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is to host its Annual Press Conference on 10 February. During the event, officials from MGTO will give a summary of last year’s activities and of the 2020 performance of Macao’s tourism sector, which was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office will also announce during the press conference the marketing and promotional programmes for 2021.
According to the Macao SAR Government Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2021 announced last November, the local authorities plan to foster efforts to expedite recovery and development of the tourism industry in order to accelerate economic revitalisation following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government has also proposed deepening integration of tourism with other local industries, under a concept known as “Tourism+”. It envisions strengthening links between tourism and, respectively, sports, meetings and exhibitions, cultural and creative industries, and the traditional Chinese medicine sector.
The Government will additionally boost in 2021 promotion of tourism linked to cultural heritage topics. Other goals featured in the Policy Address for the Fiscal Year 2021 include the promotion of quality tourism in general, and of smart tourism.
A review of the Macao Tourism Industry Development Master Plan is to be conducted, in light of the latest situation concerning tourism, to deepen regional cooperation in tourism and discuss issues such as tourism carrying capacity.
A number of existing initiatives will be continued in 2021, including strengthening the development of Macao as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
Information made available in MGTO’s Annual Press Conference 2021 will be posted on Macao Tourism Industry Net on 10 February at http://industry.macaotourism.gov.mo.
|MGTO now under Secretary for Economy and Finance|
The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is being transferred to the portfolio of the Secretary for Economy and Finance on 1 February. The move is part of the Macao SAR Government’s plan to promote administrative efficiency.
Also starting from 1 February, the Tourism Crisis Management Office will be merged into MGTO. Interested parties can contact the Tourism Hotline at (+853) 2833 3000 for immediate assistance via a qualified operator, or for round-the-clock support by means of recorded message.
Information on travel alerts about the relative safety of travelling to – or spending time visiting – one or more specific destinations or foreign countries, will be available on MGTO’s Macao Tourism Industry Net platform (http://industry.macaotourism.gov.mo).