|Practical Workshop for Travel Consultants|
The captioned workshop, which is eligible for subsidies under the Travel Industry Training Fund and will commence in June, is now open for enrolment (Circular C1730).
|Renew membership by end of May (2nd Reminder)|
Members that have not renewed their membership must do so by 31 May, or their membership will terminate on 1 July (Circular C1729).
|Official launch of E-levy System|
Members need to apply for an administrator account to use the captioned system to be launched on 1 June (Circular C1728).
|European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation|
The captioned regulation will come into effect on 25 May (Circular C1727).
|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).
|Renting the TIC’s airport service counter|
Members interested in renting the airport service counter should return the reply slip to the TIC by 25 May (Circular C1724).
|ITE Hong Kong and ITE MICE|
Members are invited to attend the 32nd International Travel Expo Hong Kong and the 13th MICE Travel Expo to be held on 14-17 June (Circular C1723).
|Directive No. 234|
The captioned directive is about levy-related rules, and will supersede Directive Nos. 16, 18, 34 and 59 (Directive No. 234).
|The Voice of TIC is released|
Travel industry memebrs will benefit from the Travel Industry Training Fund (“Cover Story”).
|Award Scheme for Learning Experiences|
The application deadline for the captioned award scheme under the Qualifications Framework is 25 May (Circular C1714).
|Travellers must be issued with franked receipts|
Members must immediately issue receipts with levy stamps to customers after receiving the outbound fares of package tours or travel packages (Circular C1715).
| 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.