|Provision of inbound services during Lunar New Year holiday period|
Members may refer to Circular C1624 for points to note when receiving inbound visitors during the Lunar New Year holiday period.
|Traffic control measures during Lunar New Year holiday period|
Members may refer to Circular C1623 for the traffic control measures to be enforced at various attractions during the Lunar New Year holiday period.
|SHTM of PolyU’s Career Day 2017|
Members interested in having their job vacancy information distributed or using the TIC's booth at the captioned event should submit their online forms by 20 February (Circular C1622).
|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).
|Updating Red List of “Quality and Honest Hong Kong Tours”|
Members that wish to join the Red List should return the completed undertaking to the Executive Office by 31 January (Circular C1620).
|The Voice of TIC is released|
Please click here to read selected articles of the latest issue of The Voice.
|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).
|Implementation date of pre-arrival registration for Indian nationals|
Pre-arrival registration for Indian nationals will be implemented on 23 January 2017 (Circular C1618).
|Cancellation of package tours during Chinese New Year|
The notification period for cancelling package tours during Chinese New Year holidays is extended (Directive No. 229).
|Legislative proposals for Travel Industry Bill|
The captioned proposals will be discussed at the meeting of the Legislative Council’s Panel on Economic Development to be held on 13 December (Circular C1616 / “Latest News”).
|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Directive Nos. 81 and 209 will be rescinded on 1 March 2017 (Circular C1610).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 ”).