Package tours bound for Bangkok

Travel agents providing outbound travel services concerning Thailand have agreed to cancel package tours which depart for Bangkok between 8 and 15 May 2010 (both days inclusive). Affected tour participants may choose either:

(1)to be refunded all the money paid (which includes tour fares, Airport Passenger Departure Tax, etc but excludes visa charges) after the deduction of a service fee (for tours whose duration is five days or fewer, the service fee must not be more than HK$150; and for tours lasting for six or more days, it must not be more than HK$300);
OR
(2)to retain all the tour fares paid for six months without needing to pay any service fee.

As for air-plus-hotel packages which depart for Bangkok between 8 and 15 May 2010 (both days inclusive), the travellers are advised to contact their travel agents.

As regards arrangements for package tours which depart for Bangkok on or after 16 May 2010, they will be announced through the TIC when the travel agents concerned make their decision.

( 2010-5-4 )