The Hong Kong International Tourism Convention was held on December 12, 2018, to explore ways to leverage the vast tourism potential of the Belt & Road Initiative and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development. The convention was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Government, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam in her opening address said multilateral co-operation is central to the Belt & Road Initiative and tourism development.
Member of the Leadership of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism Yu Qun, Guangdong Vice Governor Xu Ruisheng, Secretary for Social Affairs & Culture of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government Alexis Tam, and World Tourism Organization Executive Director Zhu Shanzhong also addressed the convention.
More than 1,000 participants attended the event, including government officials, representatives of tourism authorities and trade members from the nine Mainland cities of the bay area, the Macao Special Administrative Region and other Mainland provinces, as well as 34 countries, including Belt & Road countries.
Executive General Manager Creamy Chen, General Manager of Sparkle Travel Service and Thoth Educations Olivia Au, and Deputy General Manager of Shangpin Tours (Southern Region) Starry Huang attended the convention on behalf of Century Holiday.