The inbound travel industry will hold a special meeting this week to investigate last Thursday's incident when 179 mainland tourists were made to stay in government-subsidised holiday camps. Charles Ng Kwong-wai, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong Inbound Tour Operators' Association, said similar incidents could be avoided when mainlanders were more quality-conscious in buying tour packages. The tourists, who came from Anhui , Shaanxi and Zhejiang provinces, were earlier told they would stay in three-star hotels. But two of the five tour groups stayed for one night at the Lady MacLehose Holiday Village and each was compensated $200. The other groups refused to stay at Leung Kuk Pa Tam Chung Holiday Camp as they were offered only a room without a private bathroom. They spent the night on the tour bus and each was compensated $300. All the tour groups were accommodated in five-star hotels on Friday after the Travel Industry Council intervened in the row. The incident highlighted the exploitation of government-subsidised holiday camps that should only be used by locals. It was revealed that the Hong Kong inbound operator had told the Shenzhen travel agency about the arrangement but the latter agency did not notify its customers. Mr Ng said travel agencies in Hong Kong and the mainland should improve communication. The executive director of the Travel Industry Council, Joseph Tung Yao-chung, said its compliance committee would look into whether the operator had breached rules.