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23 November 2016

Funding Support for Small- & Medium-sized Meeting, Incentive & Convention Groups (Pilot Scheme): Amendments to the Scheme and Invitation to the Second Round of Briefing Session

Further to the launch of the “Funding Support for Small- & Medium-sized Meeting, Incentive & Convention (MIC) Groups (Pilot Scheme)” on 8 August 2016, Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK), a division of the Hong Kong Tourism Board, has amended the scheme design and application procedure, in response to feedback from travel trade partners.

The amended scheme is effective from 23 November 2016, and open for application until 31 March 2017. Please refer to the following details of the amended scheme:

Eligibility:

Hong Kong licensed travel agents handling inbound travel business (with ordinary membership of Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong)

Guide to Application:
(UPDATED)

Click here

Application Forms:
(UPDATED)

Form A – Click here
Form B – Click here
Form C – Click here

Major Amendments:
(please refer to the following sections of the Guide to Application for details)

  • Section 1.2.1 - Minimum eligible MIC group size is reduced from 70 to 30 non-Hong Kong visitors.
  • Section 2.1 - Funding per group is increased under a six-tier funding structure, ranging from HK$10,000 to HK$60,000.
  • Section 2.3 - Maximum cumulative funding for each applicant is increased from HK$300,000 to HK$500,000.
  • Section 3.1 - Application period is extended to 31 March 2017 and eligible group arrival date is extended to 31 October 2017.
  • Section 3.2.1 - Application submission deadline is shortened to seven working days before group arrival.
  • Section 3.2.3 - Service agreement counter-signed by the applicant and the overseas organiser or travel agent is accepted as an alternative to the Letter of Appointment (Form B).

The first round of briefing session introducing the amended scheme was held on 23 November. Hong Kong licensed travel agents who did not join the last briefing are invited to attend the second round of briefing session, with details as follows:

Date:

30 November 2016 (Wednesday)

Time:

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Venue:

Hong Kong Tourism Board Office
10/F, Citicorp Centre, 18 Whitfield Road, North Point, Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Registration Form:

Click here

Registration Deadline for Briefing:

28 November 2016 (Monday)
Due to limited space, each company is welcome to register a maximum of one representative to attend (additional representatives will be put on a waiting list), and registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Enquiries:

Tel: 8120 0056
E-mail: SMGsupport@hktb.com

We look forward to your participation.

Yours sincerely,



Kenneth Wong
General Manager 
MICE & Cruise
Hong Kong Tourism Board

cc:

Chairman and Executive Director, Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong

 

Chairman and Executive Director, Hong Kong Hotels Association

 

Chairman and Executive Director, Federation of Hong Kong Hotel Owners

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