Wong Wing-kin

3A boss denies inquiry dodge

Wong Wing-kin. Photo: Edward Wong

The owner of a travel agency that left mainland tourists stranded with nowhere to sleep has denied his decision to withdraw from the tourist industry's self-regulatory authority is an attempt at dodging an investigation.

Thursday, 7 March, 2013, 4:13am

3A travel agency loses licence after tourists left without a bed

3A Holidays boss Wong Wing-kin arrives at the Travel Agents Registry in Wan Chai yesterday for a meeting with officials at which the agency's licence was revoked. Wong apologised to mainland tourists who had to sleep on a coach over the Lunar New Year holiday but said their accommodation was not his firm's responsibility. Photo: Edward Wong

The Hong Kong travel agency accused of leaving mainland tourists to sleep in their coach overnight had its licence revoked yesterday. But it could be operating again in nine months. Emerging after a 6 ½ hour meeting with the Travel Agents Registry, Wong Wing-kin, the owner of 3A Holidays, said the registry had made the decision due to public interest.

1 Mar 2013 - 9:08am 1 comment

Travel agency suspended for stranding mainland tourists

The tourism watchdog on Thursday suspended operations of the travel agency that left mainland tourists stranded, without hotel rooms, during last week’s Lunar New Year holiday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

CY urges cautious growth for tourism industry amid scandals

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying urged the council to be rigorous in handling the recent tourism fiascos. Photo: David Wong

The chief executive cautioned the tourism industry against blindly pursuing growth in visitor numbers, as a travel agency boss at the centre of recent scandals failed yet again to appear at the Travel Industry Council, as ordered, on Tuesday morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am