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The Council

Executive Office

Executive Office

The Executive Office ( ), headed by the Executive Director, has nine departments: Consumer Relations, Finance and Administration, Inbound, Industry Training, Membership, Outbound, Public Relations, Publication and Translation, and Special Projects. The duties of the Executive Office are to carry out the policies adopted by the Board of Directors.

Executive Director
General Managers

Senior Managers



The following are the nine departments of the Executive Office and their duties:

Consumer Relations Department ( )

  • to handle complaints lodged by outbound travellers

Finance and Administration Department (

  • to keep the accounts
  • to handle matters relating to the franking machines and levy refund
  • to collect membership subscriptions and other fees
  • to provide administrative support for the Executive Office

Inbound Department ( )

  • to handle issues relating to inbound travel
  • to handle complaints lodged by inbound visitors
  • to handle cases of non-compliance with the TIC's codes and directives
  • to register tour confirmation agreements of mainland inbound tours
  • to enforce the Refund Protection Scheme (Registered Shops) for Inbound Tour Group Shoppers

Industry Training Department ( )

  • to organise training activities or courses for the industry
  • to conduct accreditation examinations for tourist guides and tour escorts
  • to handle applications for the Tourist Guide Pass and Tour Escort Pass

Membership Department ( )

  • to handle issues relating to membership including processing applications
  • to maintain membership records
  • to publish the Membership Directory
  • to register members' representatives to general meetings

Outbound Department ( )

  • to handle issues relating to outbound travel
  • to register tour brochures
  • to handle cases of non-compliance with the TIC's codes and directives

Public Relations Department ( )

  • to organise seminars, gatherings and various functions for members
  • to arrange press conferences and distribute press releases

Publication and Translation Department ( )

  • to publish The Voice of TIC and the TIC's Annual Report
  • to translate internal and external documents
  • to oversee the development and content of the TIC's website

Special Projects Department (

  • to assist in the planning, promotion and management of projects undertaken by the TIC
  • to provide secretarial support for the project committees and working groups
  • to monitor the progress of the projects and ensure their compliance with the funding requirements and the applicable laws and regulations