Ben Zaubzer from Macao Government Tourism Office let’s us in on all the insider knowledge on how to sell this great city.
How can agents improve their knowledge of Macao?
Agents can be at the forefront of “Need to Knows” and “How to better sell Macao” by downloading the latest version of the Macao Bulletin from our www.visitmacao.com.au site under Travel Tips. This six page Fact File provides a large variety of information like, Simple Facts and Need to Knows, Attractions and Family Fun, Cuisine and eating out, Getting around Macao and most important Somewhere to Stay.
What kind of training is available for Australian agents wanting to sell Macao, and how can they sign up?
If you want to know more about Macao it’s pretty simple. We have representative offices in both Sydney and Melbourne. All you need to do is send me an email on firstname.lastname@example.org with a date and time and we can make it happen.
Any recommendations for first time travellers?
If you have never been to Macao before I definitely would start with a minimum three night stay. I would definitely try all the new attractions like Dreamworks, Warner Bros and the amazing shows like House of Dancing Water, Taboo and House of Magic. But, the old side to Macao is where the charm lies, the Historic Centre, its old and new, local family run Macanese restaurants, this is what makes Macao a unique destination for me.
What makes Macao a unique destination?
Macao’s uniqueness lies with its historic east meets west characteristics where the Chinese and the Portuguese have lived in harmony for five centuries. Where the marriage of cultures, cuisine and traditions live side by side. Now it offers a perfect blend of contemporary and historic, modern resorts sharing the same address as UNESCO World Heritage listed architecture and parks. A piece of Portugal in Asia.
And finally, how can travel agents join a famil?
Let me know how you are or could actively promote and sell the destination, or what tools you need to better sell Macao. But to be honest, each famil is different and tailored to the needs of the agent, the business or campaign/incentive we have run.
Photo: Tomoaki Inaba