In conjunction with its road show in Southeast Asia which was supported by MGM Macau, GTEF hosted a networking luncheon at JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur. It was attended by travel agents, hoteliers, members of chamber of commerce and trade associations, as well as local, regional and international media.
Present at the luncheon were: Peter Wong, vice chairman of GTEF and executive chairman of China Chamber of Tourism; Representatives from MGTO in Kuala Lumpur, Tunku Dato’ Seri Iskandar bin Tunku Tan Sri Abdullah and Cherry Lee; the honourary secretary of Pacific Asia Travel Association Malaysia Chapter, Datuk, Ali; and Toby Leung, vice president marketing and communications of MGM Macau.
The occasion was also a trade meeting opportunity to explore collaboration possibilities in investment, regional cooperation, tourism development and exchange of marketing potentials within the region. At the same time, a presentation was held to introduce the Global Tourism Economy Forum 2015 to tourism stake holders in Malaysia.
GTEF is co organised by the China Chamber of Tourism under the authorisation of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce coordinated by the Global Tourism Economy Research Centre in collaboration with the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). All four editions of the GTEF were hosted by the Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture of the Macao SAR government.