|Travel Agents Incentive Scheme|
The Government has launched the Travel Agents Incentive Scheme to pay each eligible travel agent HK$60,000 cash incentive at most. Please click here for the scheme details and the application method.
|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.
|Self-nominated members of TIC committees |
Members who wish to nominate themselves to eight of the TIC’s Committees should submit their form by 3 January (Circular C1863).
|Directive Nos. 246 and 247|
Directive Nos. 243 and 244 about work insurance for tour escorts and tourist guides are replaced by Directive Nos. 246 and 247. Such areas as the coverage of the two kinds of work insurance remain the same except their names (Directive Nos. 246 and 247).
|Briefing on the Legislative Proposal for Tackling Ticket Scalping|
The captioned briefing will be held on 17 December, the application deadline of which is 12 December (Circular C1862).
|Pilot Information Technology Development Matching Fund Scheme for Travel Agents: Tenth-round Applications|
The deadline for tenth-round applications is 31 December (Circular C1861).
|Newly elected directors|
Four directors were automatically elected at the Annual General Meeting held this afternoon (“Latest News”).
|Travel Industry Compensation Fund not applicable to assisting travel agents |
Please see Circular C1858 for reasons of the captioned fund not being used to assist travel agents.
|Annual Report 2018/2019|
The Annual Report 2018/2019 of the TIC is released today (Circular C1855/“Annual Report”).
|Directive No. 245|
The regulations on package tour cancellation during the Chinese New Year have been tightened (Directive No. 245).
|The Voice of TIC is released |
Please read the “Cover Story” of the latest issue of The Voice to know the new arrangements on the issuing of tourist guide and tour escort licences under the new regulatory regimes.
|TIC’s relief measures for the industry|
The TIC has launched a series of measures to alleviate the impact of the protests on the industry (Circular C1842).
The details of the project “Enhancing the Capability of Outbound SME Travel Agents for Service Innovation and Value Creation, Responding to the New Business Challenge” have been uploaded to the TIC website (Latest News).
| 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.
The HKTB announces new appointments in different strategic markets. Please click here for details.