Mainland tour groups are unlikely to include the Ngong Ping 360 cable car on their itineraries, even though it is due to reopen on New Year's Eve. On its third day of trials yesterday, the cable car carried 3,300 passengers - comprising Ngong Ping 360 staff, the company's business partners and guests from the tourism sector. Service was suspended after an incident on June 11 when an empty gondola plunged 50 metres into bushes. Joseph Tung Yao-chung, executive director of the Travel Industry Council, said after the ride that although he believed inbound travel agencies would soon include the attraction on their itineraries, it was not included in tours for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. The managing director of Superlink Travel, Stella Wong Siu-him, said the MTR 'didn't even tell us formally the opening date, although they did send us vouchers for the guest rides'. A Ngong Ping 360 spokesman said they told the travel sector of the reopening schedule on December 18. The cable car was delayed again for three minutes when a sensor detected irregular spacing between cabins. It proved to be a false alarm.