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Macao 2024: PATA Summit Blends Tourism & Heritage

PATAMacao, a jewel of cultural fusion and global tourism, is poised to host the esteemed Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Annual Summit in 2024. This major event, scheduled from May 15 to 17, will convene at the Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau, a venue symbolizing the grand union of Eastern and Western legacies.

The announcement, marking a significant milestone for the Macao Government Tourism Office, highlights a partnership that has flourished since 1958. The Summit will be supported by SJM Resorts, S.A., underscoring the synergy between major industry players in elevating Macao’s global tourism stature.

Anticipation is high, as expressed by Mr Semone of PATA, noting, “Returning to Macao for the 2024 Summit is a homecoming of sorts, celebrating our long-standing partnership and Macao’s phenomenal growth since our last event here.” Macao’s transformation, he remarks, is a story of resilience and innovation, mirroring the evolving dynamics of the global travel industry.

Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macao Government Tourism Office, echoed this sentiment. “It’s more than an honor; it’s a reaffirmation of Macao’s place in the heart of the tourism world. We eagerly await the opportunity to showcase our vibrant city post-pandemic,” she stated, emphasizing Macao’s dynamic evolution.

The PATA Annual Summit is an event and a confluence of ideas and strategies to foster sustainable and responsible tourism growth in the Asia-Pacific region. It will feature an array of plenary sessions, breakout discussions, and networking opportunities, bringing together thought leaders, decision-makers, and influencers from across the globe.

Macao’s selection as the host city is emblematic of its unique cultural landscape, blending over four centuries of Chinese and Western influences. Its historic district, a UNESCO World Heritage site, offers an immersive journey through time, where stories of the past pave the way for the future.

The city’s recognition as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy adds another feather to its cap, showcasing its rich intangible cultural heritage. From Cantonese Opera’s intricate art to Macanese gastronomy’s delicate flavours, Macao stands as a testament to cultural resilience and innovation.

At the heart of this global event is the Grand Lisboa Palace Resort Macau, a symbol of luxurious hospitality and cross-cultural heritage. The resort epitomizes the essence of Macao – a blend of tradition and modernity, promising a memorable experience for all attendees.

As the world of travel and tourism converges in Macao for the 2024 PATA Summit, the city is ready to unfold its story – a tale of growth, resilience, and a forward-looking vision. The event is poised to set new benchmarks for the industry, driving forward the principles of sustainable development and cultural exchange.

For more details on the event, visit www.PATA.org/pata-annual-summit-2024 or email at events@PATA.org.




Written by: Supaporn  Pholrach (Joom)







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