To promote tourism development, the 2016 “Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities, Tourism & Food Sharing” organized by the United Association of Food and Beverage Merchants of Macau was held on May 23. Nearly 200 people from the catering industry and the public have participated. Under the beautiful weather, participants understood more about the history of Macau when they strolled through the streets and lanes from Largo de Santo Agostinho to the area around Templo de A-Má.
Participants gathered at the entrance of Plaza Restaurant at 9:30 and boarded five buses for the trip. With the professional tour guide, they took the “Cross-roads of China and Portugal” of “Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities”, starting from Largo de Santo Agostinho and passing through St. Lawrence’s Church, Mandarin’s House, Lilau Square and other special tourist spots accompanied with the introduction of the culturess and customs, then visited the Maritime Museum and took a group photo upfront. After lunch at Plaza Restaurant, participants recalled the “Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities, Tourism & Food Sharing” trip while listening to a welcoming speech given by Vice Chairman Luo Kam Kun and addressed by Chairman Li Ru Yung of the United Association of Food and Beverage Merchants of Macau. Participants can enjoy delicious local cuisines and Q&A game at the same time.
Participants were impressed by the world heritage attractions, history and local cultures in the itinerary. UAFBMM hoped to improve the sense of belongings through understanding local tourism resources. The purpose of the event is to achieve “everyone is a tourist ambassador of Macau,” and promote “Step Out, Experience Macau’s Communities” tours to tourists.