APAVT travels to Macau
The next APAVT national congress will take place in Macau from 23rd to 27th November. After eight years in which the magna meeting of the Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies gave priority to national destinations, the event now heads to the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.
Macau Tourist Office Director, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, stressed that "it is naturally an honour to welcome this important congress", highlighting Macau's role as World Tourism and Leisure Centre and service platform between China and Portuguese-speaking countries. She emphasises the importance of this strategic event, which simultaneously contributes to the diversification of Macau's tourism industry and to the strengthening of the strategy of promoting and growing the number of international tourists. Helena de Senna Fernandes concludes that, "we are sure that in cooperation with APAVT we will hold an even better event than the previous ones, in a region that even those who have visited will hardly recognise."
APAVT President, Pedro Costa Ferreira, notes that "the announcement of this decision is a great joy for us all, with two fundamental meanings - for the outgoing, the certainty that the economic atmosphere and the demand dynamics are now more positive and confident, allowing the congress to cross Portuguese borders again; for the incoming, the active participation in the reinforcement of the investments that private and authority are accomplishing in the biggest world-wide sender market".
According to the association, registrations will be available shortly.