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2008 -05 -06 [Back]
MGTO expands the Middle East tourism market

MGTO and the Macau tourism industry representatives promote Macau at the "Arabian Travel Market 2008

Macau participated at the leading travel and tourism exhibition in the Middle East
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) is exhibiting at the Arabian Travel Market 2008 (ATM) in Dubai to extend open arms to visitors from the Middle East.

MGTO has been exploring opportunities to expand the tourism market from the Middle East, a market with huge potential. Last year, MGTO showed its first appearance at ATM and was very well received. This year, Head of Research and Planning Department Cheng Wai Tong together with tourism industry representatives from hotels, ferry company, convention and exhibition centre as well as travel agencies from Macau will be participating at the 4-day event to promote Macau. The city is represented with a stand decorated with the colors and promotional theme for this year, "Experience Macau", to highlight Macau's multi-faceted tourism products.

In 2007, Macau received over 7,500 visitors from the Middle East, which is double the number in the year 2006 of 3,700 visitors. This has proven Macau as a favourable tourism destination for visitors from the Middle East.

Arabian Travel Market, the industry's leading travel and tourism exhibition is expected to attract over 23,449 industry stakeholders from over 100 countries/regions.