Full implementation of the plastic shopping bag charging

The captioned scheme will come into effect on 1 April 2015. Please click here for details.


Updates on Ebola virus disease

For updates on Ebola virus disease, please visit the website of the Centre for Health Protection.


Communicable diseases
Travel health advice

For updates on communicable diseases such as avian influenza and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, please visit the Centre for Health Protection website.

Travellers wishing to learn about latest news on health advice, please visit the Hong Kong Travellers' Health Service website.


Guidance for booking cruise products through travel agents

Please browse the Guidance for booking cruise products through travel agents .


Protection for inbound visitors

Inbound visitors may browse the “ Advice for Travellers ” and the “ FAQs ” sections to learn about the protection for them.


Recent decisions by TIC's disciplinary committees


Outbound Travel Alert (OTA) System and Registration of Outbound Travel Information (ROTI)

Hong Kong residents planning to travel overseas are advised to browse the Security Bureau's OTA webpage and use the Hong Kong Immigration Department’s ROTI service to receive OTA updates and related information from the Government. 


Immigration Department's 24-hour helpline

Hong Kong residents who need help when they are outside the city may call the 24-hour hotline of the Immigration Department's Assistance to Hong Kong Residents Unit on (852)1868.


Visa-free Access for HKSAR Passports

Travellers may visit the GovHK website for an updated list of countries/territories which have granted visa-free access to HKSAR passport holders.


New regulation on export of milk powder (with effect from 1 March 2013)

Please click here for details.


Advance activation of overseas cash withdrawal function

From 1 March 2013, outbound travellers are required to activate the overseas cash withdrawal function for their ATM cards and credit cards. Please click here for details.


Renew membership by end of May
2015-5-15

Members that have not yet renewed their membership must do so by 30 May (Circular C1536).


Dedicated Email System for Tours from Shenzhen to Hong Kong
2015-4-30

Please click here for the dedicated email addresses of Hong Kong’s receiving agents. The dedicated email addresses of Shenzhen’s outbound agencies can be downloaded here (password not required).


ITE Hong Kong
2015-4-30

Members are invited to attend the 29th International Travel Expo Hong Kong to be held on 11-14 June (Circular C1535).


Recruitment Day for Travel Agents
2015-4-24

Members interested in the captioned event to be held on 4 July should register and pay a deposit by 13 May (Circular C1534).


Membership renewal
2015-4-24

Members are required to renew their membership for 2015/16 between 2 and 30 May (Circular C1533).


Briefing on newly revised directives about package tours
2015-4-17

Directive Nos. 223 and 224 will be explained at the captioned event to be held on 5 May. Members interested in it should register by 27 April (Circular C1532).


Directive No. 224
2015-4-17

If any package tour service charge is imposed, members must let consumers know its details before they sign up for the tours (Directive No. 224).


Directive No. 223
2015-4-17

Before consumers sign up for package tours, members must let them know how their payments will be handled if the tours are cancelled for reasons beyond control (Directive No. 223).


E-learning platform for tourism service industry

Industry members are welcome to use the e-learning platform (in Chinese only) launched by the Quality Tourism Services Association to enhance their service standards.


Student helpers available to receive cruise visitors

Inbound agents that need student helpers to receive large parties from cruise ships visiting Hong Kong on an ad hoc or temporary basis may contact various universities and tertiary institutions (“ Latest News ”).


Schemes for SMEs

Members may go to the SME Funding Schemes’ website and the SME Financing Guarantee Scheme’s web page for details about various schemes for SMEs.


Benefits for tourist guides

Immigration Department's measures to handle violence against guides...
2014-9-19

Geopark Guide Accreditation System

Tour Escorts

Latest information on courses for tour escorts...



FAQs

Go to FAQs


Immigration Department's measures to handle violence against guides
2014-9-19

The Director of Immigration has written to the TIC on the captioned measures. Tourist guides may refer to the Latest News for details.


Tourist guides must not ask others to receive inbound tours
2011-7-8

Tourist guides must not allow others to assist them in receiving mainland inbound tours or to receive the tours in their stead (“ Latest News ”).


Tourist guides must not directly arrange inbound reception services
2011-5-27

Tourist guides must not arrange tour-guiding and transfer services for inbound tours organised by mainland tour operators (“ Latest News ”).


Important notes for tourist guides at Shenzhen Bay Port (Hong Kong Port Area)
2011-5-27

Tourist guides must have a Closed Area Permit in order to enter and stay at the Hong Kong Port Area of the Shenzhen Bay Port (“ Latest News ”).


Demerit system for tour guides
2011-1-28

The TIC has set up a demerit system to improve the service standard of tourist guides who receive mainland visitors (“Other Rules for Tourist Guides”).


Tour guides must never force visitors to stay in shops
2010-5-28

Tourist guides must not stop visitors from leaving the shops freely or coerce them into making purchases (“Latest News”).


Exemption arrangements for Continuing Professional Development Scheme
2009-6-16


Latest information on courses for tour escorts
2014-10-25

The Certificate Courses for Outbound Tour Escorts to be held during the following period is now open for enrolment:

(**People who wish to obtain the Tour Escort Pass must take the Certificate Course for Outbound Tour Escorts organised by the TIC.)


Who are eligible for the APEC Business Travel Card?
What are the procedures for refunding levy?
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