Global Tourism Economy Forum 2023


The Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) 2023 will be held on 20 – 23 September 2023 in Macao SAR, China. 

Designed to promote the sustainable development of the global tourism sector, the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) has become a leading international platform over the past decade. Since 2012, the GTEF has brought together policy makers, academics, corporate leaders, and entrepreneurs from around the world to explore opportunities and challenges in the global tourism economy.

This year the Forum will look forward to welcoming leaders from across the public and private sectors back to Macau to celebrate the 10th Edition of the GTEF. Thanks to the continuing support of the host city of Macao, the Supporting Units, Partners, and Speakers which have all contributed to GTEF becoming an influential global platform.

GTEF 2023 features the theme “Destination 2030: Unlocking the Power of Tourism for Business and Development.”As GTEF commemorates its first decade, leaders from across the sector and beyond, will explore opportunities for tourism’s sustainable growth and development and the path towards a more resilient sector. GTEF 2023 will bring to the forefront the potential of the sector to balance the needs of people and the planet, while at the same time contributing to prosperity.

This year, the organizing committee is proud to feature Italy, as the Partner Country, and highlight its distinct art, architecture, gastronomy, heritage, and design and showcase how its tourism economy has successfully intertwined with local culture and the creative industries. The organizing committee is also honored to present Shanghai as the Featured Chinese City. Both Italy and Shanghai present vivid examples of destinations with innovative visions for the future of the global tourism economy. Bringing together global thought leaders in tourism and from other sectors, GTEF 2023 provides an ideal platform to spur investment and promote the global tourism economy.

GTEF 2023 also provides an opportunity to see how Macau is unlocking the power of tourism for business and development with its “1+4 policy”. Advancing the city’s diversification, Macau is strengthening tourism and leisure through the merging of industries, such as big health, hi-tech, modern finance, and conventions and exhibitions including culture and sports. 


You can find more information about the GTEF through the this LINK.



World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)

Mr. Yang LI
Programme Officer, Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific


Global Tourism Economy Forum

Global Tourism Economy Research Centre

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