|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 C1584).
|Briefing on Formula E HKT ePrix 2016 for TIC Members|
Members interested in the captioned event to be held on 26 May should register by 20 May (Circular C1583).
|Renew membership by end of May|
Members that have not yet renewed their membership must do so by 31 May (Circular C1582).
|Briefing on Redefining Travel Commerce|
Members interested in the captioned event to be held on 15 June should register by 3 June (Circular C1581).
|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).
|Collection of charges for third parties and concessions offered by service providers|
Members should clearly notify consumers of the details of charges collected for third parties and concessions offered by service providers (Circular C1580).
|Focus group meetings on Pilot Information Technology Development Matching Fund Scheme for Travel Agents|
Members interested in the captioned events to be held on 23 and 25 May should register by 17 May (Circular C1579).
|ITE Hong Kong|
Members are invited to attend the 30th International Travel Expo Hong Kong to be held on 16-19 June (Circular C1574).
Members are required to renew their membership for 2016/17 between 3 and 30 May (Circular C1573).
|Pre-service Tourist Guide Training Course (for English speakers)|
The captioned course, which will commence on 1 June, is now open for enrolment (Circular C1572).
|The Voice of TIC is released|
Please click here to read selected articles of the latest issue of The Voice.
|Calculation of the outbound levy|
The Travel Industry Compensation Fund Management Board has clarified the calculation of the outbound levy (Circular C1568).
|Financial Secretary proposes matching subsidy for travel agents|
The TIC welcomes the Budget’s proposal to provide matching subsidy for travel agents to further develop their business via IT applications (“Latest News”).
|Draft minutes of Annual General Meeting|
The draft minutes of the 28th Annual General Meeting held on 24 November 2015 are enclosed with Circular C1567.
|Job posting service of SHTM of PolyU|
Members may refer to Circular C1566 for the details of the captioned job posting service.
|Red Lists of “Quality and Honest Hong Kong Tours”|
The Red Lists of Guangzhou’s and Hong Kong’s travel agents for “Quality and Honest Hong Kong Tours” are just announced (see “Latest News” for details). Contact information of the travel agents on the Red Lists is available at “News for Members”.
|Poster for “Travel Insurance”|
The captioned poster is enclosed with Circular C1559.
|Directive No. 227|
Members shall sign contracts with mainland China's authorised tour operators, and submit the contracts to the TIC within two working days upon request (Directive No. 227).
|Result of Chairman election|
The result of the Chairman election held today is just announced (“Latest News”).
|Membership Directory 2014/2015|
A copy of the Membership Directory 2015/2016 is enclosed with Circular C1558.
|Directive No. 225|
The rules governing the refund protection scheme for inbound group visitors are tightened, and registered shops need to sign a new undertaking (Directive No.225).
|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 ”).