Macao is preparing ‘step by step’ for Muslim visitors, tourism chief says

Macao is preparing ‘step by step’ for Muslim visitors, tourism chief says

Article brief provided by The Macao News
  • Gilbert Humphrey, The Macao News
September 25, 2023 3:12 PM
  • Gilbert Humphrey, The Macao News

Macao must make sure that its travel industry “understands Muslim tourists,” if the city is to fully develop such markets. That’s according to the head of the Macao Government Tourism Office, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes.

Speaking to Macao News on the sidelines of the Global Tourism Economy Forum yesterday, the city’s top tourism official said “First of all, we start with education and we start with awareness for the local industry.”

She pointed out that training sessions had already been held for the local travel trade and said that increasing awareness of the cultural and dietary needs of Muslim travellers would come “step by step.”