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The following 73 directives are effective now (the documents are in PDF format. If you cannot read the documents, please download free Adobe Reader ) :

No.Issue Date(YYYY-MM-DD)SubjectRemarks
2302017-3-17Control on advertisement of package tours (revised)Refer to the latest version of Advertisement Control Regulations
2282016-11-11Registration of outbound package tour brochuresRefer to Directive No. 224 for paragraph 3(11); refer to Directive No. 189 for paragraph 3(12) and refer to Tour Registration
2272015-12-11Signing contracts which contain specified key points with mainland China’s authorised travel agencies (revised)-
2252015-11-20Refund Protection Scheme (Registered Shops) for Inbound Tour Group Shoppers (revised)-
2242015-4-17Package tour service charge (revised)Refer to Directive Nos. 106 and 189
2232015-4-17Cancellation of package tours for reasons beyond control (revised)Refer to Directive Nos. 135, 153, 177, and paragraphs 3(11) and 3(12) of Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package Tours
2222014-12-10Registration of tour confirmation agreements of Shenzhen tours-
2212014-12-10Registration of tour confirmation agreements of mainland (ex Shenzhen) tours (revised)-
2142013-10-11Provision of products or services by licensed suppliers (revised)-
2132013-5-16Self-pay activities of outbound package tours (revised)Refer to Directive No. 228
2072012-7-13Control on advertisement of air tickets (revised)Refer to the latest version of Advertisement Control Regulations
2052011-8-19Rules for Election of Elected Directors (Revised)-
2042011-6-17Free outbound package tours (revised)The “service charge for escort, local guide and driver of package tours”as mentioned in the directive replaced by “package tour service charge” (Directive No. 224); refer to Directive No. 228; “Directive No.140” as mentioned in the directive rescinded
2012010-12-24Signing service agreements with tourist guides receiving mainland toursRefer to Directive No. 194
2002010-12-24Demerit System for Mainland Tour Reception Services: Tourist GuidesRefer to the latest version of "Applicable rules under the Demerit System"
1992010-12-24Demerit System for Mainland Tour Reception Services: MembersRefer to the latest version of "Applicable rules under the Demerit System"
1982010-12-24Prohibition of compelling participants of mainland tours to make purchases-
1972010-12-24Declaration of association with registered shops-
1962010-12-24Distribution of itineraries to participants of mainland tours (revised)-
1952010-12-24Prohibition of requests for tourist guides to bear or unreasonably advance mainland tours’ payments (revised)-
1942010-12-24Service remunerations for tourist guides receiving mainland tours (revised)-
1932010-12-24Assigning the same tourist guide throughout the journey of mainland toursRefer to Directive Nos. 158, 221 and 222; "Directive No. 185" as mentioned in the directive superseded by Nos. 221 and 222
1922010-12-24Tourist Guide Accreditation System (revised)-
1892010-9-24Arrangements of accompanying outbound tour escortsRefer to Directive No. 228
1882010-7-23Prohibition of subcontracting of inbound tour reception services to unlicensed travel agents-
1832010-7-2Sale of self-pay activities (revised)-
1822010-7-2Prohibition of collection of additional charges from non-mainland inbound visitors-
1812010-7-2Prohibition of collection of additional charges from mainland inbound visitors-
1782009-12-18Ensuring all kinds of cases subject to impartial treatment (revised)-
1772009-10-9Definition of “reasons beyond control” (revised)Refer to paragraph 3(10) of Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package Tours
1762009-9-11Regulation of company/trade names of members (revised)-
1752009-9-11Members’ application for change of business address-
1712008-3-20Regulations relating to application for a travel agents licence-
1692007-10-15Outbound Tour Escort Accreditation System-
1662007-6-15Reservation of air-plus-hotel packagesDirective No. 136 as mentioned in the directive superseded by No. 177; refer to Directive Nos. 77 and 98
1612007-5-11Code of Business Practice on Study Tours (revised edition)Directive Nos. 136 and 143 as mentioned in the directive superseded by Nos. 177 and 223; refer to Directive No. 228
1582007-4-20Exemption from assigning Tourist Guide Pass holders to provide "point-to-point" transfer services-
1572007-3-23Prohibition of voiding air tickets unilaterally-
1542006-12-13Increase in maximum amounts of fines for violations-
1532006-11-20Refund arrangements for tour cancellationsDirective No. 143 as mentioned in the directive superseded by No. 223, and paragraphs 13.1 and 13.2 of Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package Tours changed to paragraphs 3(11)(a) and 3(11)(b); refer to Directive No. 177 for the revised definition of “reasons beyond control”
1522006-9-25Code of Business Practice on Inbound Travel Service-
1502006-9-18Prohibition of any surcharges imposed for leaving outbound package tours-
1492006-6-21Following up of settlements or rulings concerning complaints lodged by outbound travellers/inbound visitors-
1462006-3-16New regulations for display of Travel Agent's Licence number on tour coaches-
1422005-10-17Investigation of consumer / tourist complaints-
1372005-7-15Arrangements concerning receipt of reception fees and provision of reception services-
1352005-6-17Cancellation of package tours guaranteed to departParagraph 13 of Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package Tours as mentioned in the directive changed to paragraph 3(11)
1302004-11-15Amendment to the Advertisement Control RegulationsRefer to the latest version of Advertisement Control Regulations
1292004-11-15Exemption of charter tours from registrationCurrent levy rate is 0.15%; refer to Directive No. 228
1282004-11-15Amendment to the definition of "advertisement"Paragraph 2.4 of Code of Advertising Practice for TIC Members as mentioned in the directive changed to paragraph 2(4)
1232004-5-17Following up of visitor complaints-
1102002-9-16Amendment to Advertisement Control RegulationsRefer to the latest version of Advertisement Control Regulations
1062002-1-11Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package Tours-
1022001-12-27One-day tours that commence and complete within the same day outside Hong Kong-
1012001-12-27Advertisement Control RegulationsRefer to the latest version of Advertisement Control Regulations
0982001-10-5Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package ToursClause 13.2 of Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package Tours as mentioned in the directive changed to paragraph 3(11)(b); refer to Directive Nos. 166 and 177
0952001-10-5Advertisement Control Regulations-
0882001-3-21(B) Ruling on refund of depositDirective No. 88(A) rescinded
0822000-2-9Advertisement Control RegulationsRefer to the latest version of Advertisement Control Regulations
0791999-12-16Code of Business Practice on Outbound Package Tours - Visa Fee-
0771999-4-15Code of Business Practice - Cancellation of package tourRefer to Directive No. 166
0761999-4-14Contribution to the Bonding Fund-
0641998-2-18Imported tickets-
0621998-1-19Code of Advertising Practice for Travel Agents-
0591997-11-26Franking machines and levy stickers-
0541997-7-25Codes of Conduct for MembersRefer to Directive No. 228
0451996-7-15Use of Council's name and logo for advertisement purposes-
0341995-3-21No exemption of levy payment on incentive tours-
0241993-9-2Stating full particulars on receiptsRefer to Directive No. 154 for revised maximum penalty limits
0181991-10-21Issues on 1 per cent levy consolidatedCurrent levy rate is 0.15%
0161990-9-19Levy sentence on receipts-
0131989-8-30Acceptance of foreign currencies-
0061989-1-24Company names of member agencies-