On 15 October 2019, IFTM signed a framework agreement with the Zhuhai Culture, Radio, Television, Tourism and Sports Bureau and the Zhuhai Zhu Kuan Group Holdings Co., Ltd. to launch the IFTM – Tourism Education Collaboration Centre for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The new centre is located in Hengqin New District. It aims to facilitate the Tourism Education and Training Base for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. The three parties are committed to promoting the integration and utilisation of resources such as hospitality, vocational colleges and universities in Zhuhai, and building a training mode integrating professional courses and the practical training base.
On 13 December 2019, IFTM signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement with the Hengqin New District Management Committee on the construction of the IFTM Hengqin Training Base, which was incorporated into the management framework of the IFTM – Tourism Education Collaboration Centre for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. Through the cooperation in building the IFTM Hengqin Training Base, the two sides aim to establish a benchmark for talent training of the leisure tourism industry in the Greater Bay Area, conduct talent training courses of leisure tourism, and establish tourism service standards and an international certification system for it.