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.


Notes for visits to temples
2014-7-25

Members must avoid causing traffic congestion and keep the environment clean when arranging visits to temples for tour groups (Circular C1500). 


Directive No. 219
2014-7-15

The recommended service fees are revised and a new fee is introduced (Directive No. 219).


Macau International Travel (Industry) Expo
2014-6-20

Members interested in the captioned event to be held from 21 to 23 November should register by 20 September (Circular C1499).


Second "Recruitment Day for Travel Agents"
2014-6-20

Members interested in the captioned event to be held on 23 August should register by 8 July (Circular C1498).


Directive No. 218
2014-6-13

The registration fee for tour confirmation agreements of mainland tours is adjusted (Directive No. 218).


Directive No. 217
2014-6-13

The information submitted by members for registration must clearly specify the lower limits of tour fares (Directive No. 217).


Invitation to Hong Kong 3D Museum
2014-6-13

Members interested to be the first guests of the Hong Kong 3D Museum during 27-30 June should register by 23 June (Circular C1497).


Requirements for mainland visitors transiting Hong Kong
2014-6-13

Mainland visitors who transit Hong Kong and comply with the requirements may be granted a seven-day stay in the city (Circular C1496).


Ensure traffic flows and environment clean
2014-5-30

Member must avoid causing traffic congestion and keep the environment clean when receiving tour groups (Circular C1495).


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 ”).


SME Funding Schemes

Members may go to the SME Funding Scheme’s website for details about the Schemes.


Benefits for tourist guides

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

Geopark Guide Accreditation System

Tour Escorts

Latest information on courses for tour escorts...



FAQs

Go to FAQs


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
2013-11-4

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.)


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Last Updated: 2014-7-25