Desire for reform of tourism regulation
Nearly half the 521 respondents to a Democratic Party survey want the government to set up a department to regulate the tourism industry, now the job of self-regulator the Travel Industry Council. Another 32 per cent would like a statutory body to take up the role. The government earlier announced it would launch a consultation in April. Tourism Commissioner Philip Yung Wai-hung said the government would hear views of lawmakers and the public.