Rules for non-Guangdong residents of Shenzhen visiting Hong Kong in tour groups may be relaxed or simplified, said Wang Fugang, assistant general manager of China Travel Service. Under a pilot scheme, rules currently require mainland visitors to have lived and worked in Shenzhen for at least a year, and for them to obtain approval from their employer. Mr Wang's comments came as the scheme kicked off yesterday with the arrival of 153 mainland visitors from Shenzhen at Hong Kong Disneyland, as part of a tour. More tour groups were expected, said Mr Wang, but they would 'probably wait until after Christmas as hotel rooms in Hong Kong are more expensive during the peak season'. To draw more tourists, Hong Kong Disneyland managing director Andrew Kam Min-ho said he was considering introducing some hotel promotions - like buffet meals - during the traditionally quiet period after the Lunar New Year. Cheaper tickets for evening admission to the theme park was also being discussed, he said. It is estimated that about 200 non-Guangdong residents from Shenzhen would join these tours to Hong Kong every day. Tour registration started last Monday. Two-day tours are priced at 1,388 yuan (HK$1,600) per person and three-day tours at 1,988 yuan. Travellers would also visit other locations in Hong Kong such as The Peak, Wong Tai Sin and the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. A similar tour was expected to arrive at Ocean Park this morning. Although some of the Shenzhen visitors yesterday said they planned to splash out on shopping in Hong Kong with a budget of about 5,000 yuan, many had budgeted to spend no more than their one month's pay of 1,000 yuan for the trip. A visitor who works in the IT industry in Shenzhen said he would spend about 5,000 yuan on watches, jade and consumer electronics. He planned to visit Times Square in Causeway Bay and Ocean Park today.