Non-profit organisations can apply for government subsidies allowing them to run activities that enrich community tourism from 31 July, the Macau Post Daily reports. Offered by the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO), the subsidies cover three new schemes: the ‘Travelling Around Macau’ community tourism subsidised programme, the ‘Flavours of Macau’ gastronomic promotion subsidised programme, and the ‘Harbour Fun’ sea travel subsidised programme.
The first programme will integrate assorted tourist attractions around the city to attract visitors to local communities, according to a statement from MGTO. It could incorporate cultural, sporting, and other entertainment activities offered by micro, small, and medium-sized businesses across the territory.
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The food-themed programme must showcase Macao’s unique culinary culture and enhance its reputation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, MGTO said.
The sea-themed programme, meanwhile, aims to better utilise Macao’s coastlines and waterways to promote the diverse range of leisure options available in the city.
Applications for all three programmes are open until 11 September. Successful non-profits must launch their projects during 2024.