MGTO continues to expand Middle East tourism market
MGTO participated at ATM 2012
Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) participated at "Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2012" to expand the Middle East market source and to promote the positioning of Macau as a World Center of Tourism and Leisure.
Head of MGTO Advertising and Production Division Alice Coelho led the Macau delegation comprising representatives from local tour operator, hotels and resorts, convention and exhibition to the ATM 2012, held from April 30 to May 3 in Dubai.
MGTO has been striving to explore opportunities to expand the tourism market from the Middle East, a market with huge potential. The 50 square meter Macau booth at the event was dedicated to the theme "Touching Moments Experience Macau" showcased the latest updates and tourism products in Macau.
Last year, Macau welcomed over 10,000 visitors from the Middle East, a growth of 24.38%. In the first quarter of 2012, visitors from the Middle East registered a significant growth of 40.7%.
ATM is the leading travel and tourism exhibition in the Arabic world and the Middle East. According to organizer, the event attracted last year 2,236 exhibitors and 22,000 visitors.