|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).
|Draft minutes of Annual General Meeting|
The draft minutes of the 29th Annual General Meeting held on 30 November 2016 are enclosed with Circular C1629.
|Recruitment of contract instructors for Certificate Course for Outbound Tour Escorts|
The TIC is recruiting contract instructors for its outbound tour escort certificate course (Circular C1628).
|Pilot Information Technology Development Matching Fund Scheme for Travel Agents: Third Briefing|
Members interested in the captioned briefing to be held on 8 March should register by 3 March (Circular C1627).
|Hong Kong food trucks in operation|
Sixteen food trucks have commenced business at eight tourist attractions. Members may take their tour groups to patronise those food trucks to taste their signature dishes (“Latest News”).
|IVE Career Expo 2017|
Members interested in having their job vacancy information distributed or using the TIC's booth in the captioned event should submit their online forms by 10 March (Circular C1626).
|Beware of forged Tour Escort Passes and Tourist Guide Passes|
Before assigning tour escorts or tourist guides, members should verify their Tour Escort Passes or Tourist Guide Passes (Circular C1621).
|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).
|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Directive Nos. 81 and 209 will be rescinded on 1 March 2017 (Circular C1610).
|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 ”).