MGTO organized the “Greater Bay Area – Seamless Travel Experience” Promotional Event in Singapore today (5 July), joining hands with its counterparts from Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Zhongshan as well as travel blogger Keith Yuen from Singapore to showcase the destination glamour of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in a fresh and lively style, besides encouraging the travel trade to tailor a variety of multi-destination themed tour itineraries and products for Singaporeans.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area consists of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macao Special Administrative Region, as well as the municipalities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing in Guangdong Province. At the invitation of MGTO and with the support of various cities’ tourism entities, Singaporean travel blogger Keith Yuen designed his own itinerary and made it come true, by traveling across eleven cities in the Greater Bay Area in one trip from 1 – 14 June. During his two-week exploration, Yuen shared about 20 posts on the social media Instagram, which won over 30,000 likes and 1,600 comments from his keen followers as travel enthusiasts.
In the “Greater Bay Area – Seamless Travel Experience” Travel Mart held today, Yuen shared his travel experiences and tips with around 80 members of the travel trade from Singapore, Macau and Zhuhai. The video he produced about travel in the Greater Bay Area was also screened for the first time, to bring the trade onto a visual journey of the Greater Bay Area’s kaleidoscope of tourism characteristics. Travel lovers can enjoy the video uploaded on Yuen’s travel website: https://www.travelinspiration360.com.
Keith Yuen expressed that the trip has opened his eyes to the wonderful diversity of travel experiences the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area has to offer, with each of the cities radiant with its unique characteristics. Besides, with enhanced connectivity brought by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge and the high-speed rail network, it has become a leisurely and seamless experience to travel across the Greater Bay Area. He recommends travelers to enjoy not just a four-day vacation in Macao but also a two-week exploration from Macao to several other cities in the Greater Bay Area. He believes in the vast potential of the Greater Bay Area to grow as a new ideal travel destination for international travelers.
Following the travel mart, MGTO held a “Greater Bay Area – Seamless Travel Experience” Promotion Dinner. In speaking at the dinner, MGTO Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes emphasized the significance of creating a “Greater Bay Area – Seamless Travel Experience” for visitors. She stated that Singapore has a strong link to China, and many Singaporeans have their roots in the Pearl River Delta region. Through the event, MGTO hoped to show the Singaporean travel trade the tourism situation of Macao and the Greater Bay Area and what they have to offer as a travel destination. The Office also introduced them to their Greater Bay Area counterparts through the event, encouraging all of them to jointly develop diverse tourism products and tap into the potential of multi-destination tourism in the region.
Director of China National Tourist Office Singapore, Xiao Jiang-hua, Assistant Chief Executive of International Group of Singapore Tourism Board, Chang Chee Pey, President for the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore, Steven Ler, Senior Manager of Trade Development of Hong Kong Tourism Board, Katie Poon, Deputy Director of Bureau of Culture, Radio, Television and Tourism of Zhongshan, Chen Zhiming, Division Chief of Shenzhen Municipal Bureau of Culture, Tourism, Sports, Radio and Television, Wu Bo, and Department Chief of Zhuhai Tourism Development Center, Gao Chao, were present at the dinner among other personages.
The tourism officials and representatives from Macao, Zhuhai and Zhongshan paid a visit to the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore on 4 July, and had a dialogue with General Manager of the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore, Mohamed Ismail Bin Hussein, who was briefed on the tourism situation of the Greater Bay Area.
MGTO actively participates in and pushes forward the work for the tourism development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. It is one of the Office’s tasks this year to promote “multi-destination travel itineraries and jointly tap into international tourism markets”. MGTO hopes to join hands with other tourism authorities from the Greater Bay Area and showcase the destination glamour of the Greater Bay Area in innovative ways, encouraging the travel trade to launch a variety of multi-destination themed tour itineraries and products in various international markets.