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Travel Agents

Culture vultures swoop

Travel agents are rolling out a variety of itineraries to tap into the fast-growing segment of study tours.

Demand has increased for study tours, particularly those to experience different cultures.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Culture vultures swoop

Travel agents are rolling out a variety of itineraries to tap into the fast-growing segment of study tours.

Demand has increased for study tours, particularly those to experience different cultures.

6 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Travel agents won't cut prices if levy suspended

Even though the Travel Industry Compensation Fund Management Board suggested yesterday that travel agents' contributions to the fund be suspended, agents are unlikely to cut tour prices.

In a public consultation document released yesterday, the board suggested that travel agents should stop paying the levy whenever the fund's balance exceeded HK$500 million.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Agents' tour fare levy may be halved

A public consultation is to be launched on a proposal to halve temporarily the 0.3 per cent tour fare levy on travel agents, a source in the industry says.

13 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Travel agents may reject credit cards

Travel agents may resort to rejecting credit cards should banks continue to take months to settle customers' card transactions, the Travel Industry Council has said.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Kickbacks not so tempting now

Travel agents are less tempted by kickbacks because the rebates offered by shops have dropped by more than 10 per cent since an honest shopping and tour campaign was launched last year, travel experts said.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Go-ahead for agents to bring in group tours

Final approval has been given to the first batch of Hong Kong travel agents to run group tours to the city and Macau from Guangdong province.

The move is being viewed as a first step for agents outside the mainland to enter the lucrative outbound tourist market across the border.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Travel agents' internet services fail customers

Travel agents have been told they have much room for improvement in their online services after a survey in which only half responded to email inquiries and 95 per cent were found to provide no self-help services for customers on their websites.

The industry replied that most customers used the telephone rather than the internet to make inquiries.

28 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

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