Kevin Yeung visits Guangzhou

Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung called on Department of Culture & Tourism of Guangdong Director General Li Bin in Guangzhou today to explore opportunities for further co-operation between Hong Kong and the province.   Mr Yeung said at their meeting that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government attaches great importance to connections with Guangdong and noted that there is much room for further collaboration on cultural tourism.   As the country's Culture & Tourism Development Plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) clearly supports Hong Kong to develop into an international tourism hub and a core demonstration zone for multi-destination tourism, the city takes up an important role in promoting the high-quality development of GBA tourism, he added.   “With the country's support, I am confident that Hong Kong could bring a positive impact on developing the GBA into a world-class bay area for leisure by utilising its well-developed cross-boundary infrastructure and rich tourism resources.”   Mr Yeung also noted that Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau have built a platform for cultural co-operation since 2002 and will strive to strengthen the mechanism with a view to boosting opportunities for arts groups to perform in the bay area.   Since 2018, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department has supported 54 local productions of different genres to stage 141 performances in seven Mainland cities in the bay area and Macau.   Additionally, Create Hong Kong has supported a number of activities to promote creative industries in the GBA, which include participation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao biannual meeting in 2021 to discuss the development of film industries, inviting GBA cities to take part in Business of Design Week and sponsoring the PMQ in organising the Renewed Creativity exhibition in Shenzhen.        Mr Yeung will return to Hong Kong later today after attending training activities for the tourism industry organised by the Hong Kong Tourism Board in Guangzhou.
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