|Directive No. 234|
The captioned directive is about levy-related rules, and will supersede Directive Nos. 16, 18, 34 and 59 (Directive No. 234).
|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).
|Poster for Cross-boundary Movement of Physical Currency and Bearer Negotiable Instruments Ordinance|
The captioned poster is enclosed with Circular C1734.
|Pre-service Tourist Guide Training Course (for English speakers)|
The captioned course, which is eligible for subsidies under the Development Fund for the Travel Industry and will commence on 2 September, is now open for enrolment (Circular C1732).
|The Voice of TIC is released|
The travel industry must safeguard customers’ personal
data (“Cover Story”).
|Recovering the cost of levy payments from outbound travellers|
Members may recover the cost of levy payments from customers. Please refer to Circular C1742 and Directive No. 235 for details.
|Pilot Information Technology Development Matching Fund Scheme for Travel Agents: Sixth-round Applications|
The deadline for sixth-round applications is 31 August (Circular C1745).
|Annual General Meeting and Directors’ Election|
This year’s AGM and directors’ election will be held on 29 November, and the nomination period for the election will be between 13 August and 12 September (Circular C1744).
|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).
| 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.