Introduction of Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong

The Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC) was established in 1978 and entrusted by law in 1988 to self-regulate travel agents in Hong Kong. It has since then become the representative organisation of the industry and has always been dedicated to raising the standard of professionalism of the industry, with strict requirements thus set for outbound and inbound travel agents, tourist guides and tour escorts in order that outbound and inbound travellers are provided with quality service.

Over the past four decades, the TIC has offered various services to members such as organising activities, training courses, seminars and workshops; setting down and enforcing various rules and regulations to uphold a high standard of service and fair competition within the industry; and issuing regular publications. Recently, the TIC is also developing a Belt and Road and Greater Bay Area Web-based Tourism Resource Platform, as well as organising visits to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, to help members grasp the tourism development opportunities. The TIC is also committed to raising awareness of travel safety and travel protection among travellers, and handling enquiries and complaints lodged by outbound travellers and inbound visitors.