|Dedicated Email System for Tours from Shenzhen to Hong Kong|
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).
|Demonstration websites of pre-arrival registration for Indian nationals|
Members can obtain hands-on experience in advance from the captioned websites (Circular C1615).
|Newly elected directors|
Four directors were automatically elected at the Annual General Meeting held this afternoon (“Latest News”).
|Pilot Information Technology Development Matching Fund Scheme for Travel Agents: Second-round Applications|
Seventeen members have been granted subsidies under the captioned scheme. The deadline for the second-round applications is 31 December 2016 (Circular C1614).
|Annual Report 2015/2016|
The Annual Report 2015/2016 of the TIC is released today (Circular C1613 / “Annual Report”).
|Members not allowed to void air tickets unilaterally|
According to Directive No. 157, both retail agents of air tickets and ticket consolidators are not allowed to void any air tickets which have been issued to travellers (Circular C1612).
|Membership Directory 2016/2017|
A copy of the Membership Directory 2016/2017 is enclosed with Circular C1611.
|Directive No. 228|
Members need not register with the TIC the lower limits of outbound tour fares from 1 March 2017 (Directive No. 228).
|Rescission of Directive Nos. 81 and 209|
Directive Nos. 81 and 209 will be rescinded on 1 March 2017 (Circular C1610).
|TIC’s letter to Orient Thai Airlines|
The TIC has written again to Orient Thai Airlines to urge it to promptly refund those members and travellers affected by the suspension or cancellation of its flights (Circular C1606).
|Business-School Partnership Programme – Work Experience Movement 2016/17|
Members interested in becoming a supporting organisation of the captioned movement should register by 31 December (Circular C1604).
|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 and offer assistance in MICE events|
Inbound agents that need student helpers to receive large parties from cruise ships visiting Hong Kong or offer assistance in MICE events on an ad hoc or temporary basis may contact various universities and tertiary institutions (“ Latest News ”).