|Travel Knowledge Talk: Burgundy-Franche-Comté - Beyond Burgundy Wine|
The captioned talk will be held on 5 November, the application deadline of which is 28 October.(Circular C1843).
|The Voice of TIC is released |
Please read the “Cover Story” of the latest issue of The Voice to know the new arrangements on the issuing of tourist guide and tour escort licences under the new regulatory regimes.
|TIC’s relief measures for the industry|
The TIC has launched a series of measures to alleviate the impact of the protests on the industry (Circular C1842).
|Waiver of the registration fee for mainland inbound tours for six months|
The TIC is to waive the registration fee for tour confirmation agreements for mainland inbound tours from November 2019 to April 2020 (Circular C1840).
|The 32nd TIC Annual General Meeting and Directors’ election: Candidates’ List|
Please see Circular C1839 for the candidate list for the coming directors’ election.
|Pilot Scheme: Business Matching for Travel Agents and IT Companies|
The matching event will be held on 6 November 2019, the registration deadline of which is 31 October (Circular C1841).
|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).
|TIC will refund membership subscription for 2019/2020|
The refund cheques for the 2019/2020 membership subscription will be sent to members in batches (Circular C1836).
|Directive Nos. 243 and 244|
Self-employed tour escorts and tourists guides assigned by members must be covered by work insurance (Directive Nos. 243 and 244).
|Directive No. 242|
The Code of Business Practice on Study Tours and Exchange Tours is revised (Directive No. 242).
|Directive No. 241|
The rules governing reservation of air-plus-hotel packages are revised (Directive No. 241).
|Directive No. 240|
The rules governing cancellation of package tours guaranteed to depart are revised (Directive No. 240).
|Directive No. 239|
The rules governing cancellation of package tours are revised (Directive No. 239).
|Temporary Travel Agent Driver Pass (Airport Use)|
Members may apply to the TIC for the Temporary Travel Agent Driver Pass (Airport Use) in order for their drivers to enter the terminal buildings of the airport (Circular C1835).
|Assistance to members in negotiating rental reduction |
The TIC Chairman's letter to request landlords for rental reduction is attached to Circular C1833 for members.
|Circulars and directives no longer sent by post|
The TIC will send documents to members only by email and by fax from 1 October 2019 onwards (Circular C1831).
The details of the project “Enhancing the Capability of Outbound SME Travel Agents for Service Innovation and Value Creation, Responding to the New Business Challenge” have been uploaded to the TIC website (Latest News).
| 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 ”).
|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.
The HKTB announces new appointments in different strategic markets. Please click here for details.