|Change of TIC's office hours|
From 2 January 2021, the office hours of the TIC Executive Office will be changed to:
Monday to Friday: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm;
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: closed.
|Designated Quarantine Hotel Scheme|
With effect from 0:00am on 22 December 2020, all travellers arriving in Hong Kong from countries outside China must undergo 14-day compulsory quarantine at designated quarantine hotels. Please click here for details.
|Conditional exemption for licensed travel agents to organise local group tours (removed with effect from 2 December 2020)|
The Government announced on 20 October 2020 that conditional exemption has been granted to licensed travel agents to organise local group tours of not more than 30 persons including working staff accompanying the local group tours, with effect from 23 October; please click here for details of the exemption and here for the list of travel agents having been granted the conditional exemption and itineraries of local group tours having been registered.
|Green Lifestyle Local Tour Incentive Scheme|
Under the Green Lifestyle Local Tour Incentive Scheme, each eligible travel agent is entitled to cash incentives of HK$200,000 at most. The application period now lasts until 10 March 2021(Circular C1915). Please click here for the details and here for the “List of travel agents organising green lifestyle local tours” to know more about those travel agents intending to organise green lifestyle local tours
|Travel Agents Incentive Scheme|
Under the Travel Agents Incentive Scheme, each eligible travel agent is entitled to cash incentives of HK$120,000 at most. The application period now lasts until 15 April 2021(Circular C1915). Please click here for the details.
|Draft minutes of Annual General Meeting |
The draft minutes of the 33rd Annual General Meeting held on 10 November 2020 are enclosed with Circular C1921.
|Circulars and directives will only be sent by email|
The TIC will send documents including circulars and directives to members only by email from 1 January 2021 onwards (Circular C1919).
|Further extension of the validity of the Tourist Guide Pass and the two-year period for renewal of the Tourist Guide Pass|
The validity of those TGPs and those two-year periods for renewal of TGPs which have expired or are due to expire during the period from 1 January 2020 to 31 May 2021 is further extended until 30 June 2021 (Circular C1918).
|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).
Members who are unable to obtain the latest information of the dedicated email address, please contact our Inbound Department on 2807-1199.
|Annual Report 2019/2020 |
The Annual Report 2019/2020 of the TIC has online version only and is released today ( “Annual Report”).
|Local group tours also eligible for tour coach permits to access High Island Reservoir East Dam|
The captioned measure will be piloted for three months from 1 November 2020 (Circular C1912).
|Members may share premises now|
Some of the requirements for premises are relaxed. Please refer to Circular C1903 and Directive No. 249 for details.
|Temporary extension of time limit for levy refund applications|
The time limit for levy refund applications is extended from one year to two years (Circular C1900).
|Relief measures for the trade from different parties|
For the temporary relief measures from banks, please click here; for the funding schemes and support offered by the Government and related organisations for members, please click here.