Mainland tours must follow rules

November 5, 2018

Mainland tour groups travelling to Hong Kong must be received by local travel agencies, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Edward Yau said today.


Mr Yau, speaking to reporters in Shanghai, said Mainland tour groups that travelled to Hong Kong via the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge without contacting local travel agencies may not have complied with the rules.


He added the issue has been raised with Mainland authorities.


On the influx of Mainland visitors using the bridge which led to overcrowding in Tung Chung, Secretary for Transport & Housing Frank Chan told reporters today the Government has already taken measures to reduce the traffic flow.


“We would be trying to do whatever we can to relieve their stress in terms of the influx of tourists to Tung Chung.”


More than 100,000 passengers passed through the bridge’s Hong Kong Port yesterday, and the overall flow of traffic and people has been smooth and orderly, Mr Chan added.

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