A group of officials assigned by tourism bureau
from Portuguese speaking countries have started a training program
at the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), carried out in
cooperation with the Supporting Office to the Permanent
Secretariat of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation
Between China and Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Macau).
For the next two weeks, five government officials from tourism
bureau of Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and East Timor will do an
internship at several MGTO departments related to their scope of
In May and June, another two groups with a total of 16
officers will follow, this time also including officials from Cape
The trainees will do an internship at MGTO's Destination
Marketing Department, Organisational Planning and Development
Department, Licensing and Inspection Department and Administration
and Finance Department.
The internship also includes, among
others, technical tours to Macau's heritage, and other tourism
sites and infrastructures.
The program aims to contribute
to the training of tourism professionals of the participating
countries, by providing participants the opportunity to learn
first hand about the development of Macau's tourism industry and
the daily operation of MGTO, while reinforcing mutual learning and
Following the signing of memorandums of
understanding for tourism cooperation between MGTO and the tourism
authorities of Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde in 2010,
and with East Timor last year, MGTO already welcomed a total of 40
tourism bureau trainees from these Portuguese speaking countries
between 2012 and 2013.
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