You have the run of 10 golf courses. When you've swung enough clubs you can relax on a cruise among coral-fringed South China Sea islands. If boats of a different kind are more your game, spend a day aboard an aircraft carrier - then flash your passport for a fantasy tour to Disneyland. Sounds enticing? Welcome to the Pearl River Delta holiday package - coming soon to a travel agent near you, if tourism chiefs in Shenzhen and Hong Kong have their way. A former proposal to jointly promote and develop cross-border tourism could be tabled by Shenzhen authorities as early as next year, according to a senior official from the mainland city. Mai Yongchao, vice-director-general of the Shenzhen Tourism Bureau, yesterday said the city's authorities had already raised the idea with Hong Kong's tourism commission, tourism board and the Travel Industry Council. 'We have been working on the proposals for some time. We could definitely raise concrete proposals to the Hong Kong side next year,' said Mr Mai, who later stressed that it was his personal opinion only. He said the central government supported both sides joining forces to promote tourism in the region. After leading a media trip visiting the Mirs Bay area in Shenzhen, Mr Mai said Shenzhen and Hong Kong could co-operate in four areas: Promoting tourism in the Pearl River Delta region as a whole. 'Hong Kong has greater strength than us. Its overseas offices could help to do the marketing,' he said, adding that Shenzhen had 10 golf courses which were attractive to tourists; Enhancing management of travel agencies to ensure a good standard of service; Linking by ferry attractions such as the Minsk Aircraft Carrier World on the Shenzhen side and the scenic islands marine park in Hong Kong's northeast; and Improving Shenzhen's support for Hong Kong tourism. Mr Mai said when the Disneyland theme park opened in 2005, mainland tourists could buy their entrance tickets in Shenzhen or even stay in Shenzhen hotels. He said although the border control point in the Xiao Mei Sha resort area had been closed for more than a decade, it would only require simple approval procedures from the central government for it to be reopened. On the development of Chung Ying Street, which straddles the Shenzhen-Hong Kong border in Shautaukok, Mr Mai said it involved more complicated policies and might need more time to develop tourism there. Executive councillor Cheng Yiu-tong, also chairman of the Hong Kong-China Relations Strategic Development Research Fund which organised the Mirs Bay trip yesterday, said he would support any proposal that was beneficial to both sides. He stressed that cross-border tourism had been concentrated in the area around Lowu. Developing the Yantian area, which is near Mirs Bay, would help divert passenger flow and ease the congestion at Lowu, he said.