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Codes and Regulations

Directives

Inbound

Rules that members also need to observe: Code of Business Practice on Inbound Travel Service and other relevant rules and regulations.

No.Issue Date(YYYY-MM-DD)SubjectRemarks
2382019-2-15Registration of tour confirmation agreements of inbound mainland one-day shopping tours via Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao BridgeRefer to the latest version of "Applicable rules under the Demerit System"
2272015-12-11Signing contracts which contain specified key points with mainland China’s authorised travel agencies (revised)The China National Tourism Administration as mentioned in the directive changed to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (www.mct.gov.cn)
2252015-11-20Refund Protection Scheme (Registered Shops) for Inbound Tour Group Shoppers (revised)Refer to Circular No. C1801
2222014-12-10Registration of tour confirmation agreements of Shenzhen tours-
2212014-12-10Registration of tour confirmation agreements of mainland (ex Shenzhen) tours (revised)-
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-
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journey of mainland toursRefer to Directive Nos. 158, 221 and 222; "Directive No. 185" as mentioned in the directive superseded by Nos. 221 and 222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)-
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-
1582007-4-20Exemption from assigning Tourist Guide Pass holders to provide "point-to-point" transfer services-
1522006-9-25Code of Business Practice on Inbound Travel Service-
1462006-3-16New regulations for display of Travel Agent's Licence number on tour coaches-
1372005-7-15Arrangements concerning receipt of reception fees and provision of reception services-
1232004-5-17Following up of visitor complaints-