Cultural and Heritage Sites Local Tour Incentive Scheme
Application Period: 20 October 2022 to 31 January 2024
The Government announced on 20 October 2022 the launch of a three-year Cultural and Heritage Sites Local Tour Incentive Scheme (“Scheme”) to incentivise the travel trade to develop more tourism products and itineraries with cultural and heritage elements. The Scheme seeks to attract tourists and the public to visit places in Hong Kong with cultural and heritage tourism elements and encourage the travel trade to develop attractive itineraries and products, so as to enable tourists and the public to understand more about local culture and heritage, conservation, revitalisation, etc. and promote tourism products with characteristics and diversity.
Under the first phase of the Scheme, eligible travel agents can receive cash incentives in respect of each cultural and heritage sites local tour participant they serve during the period between 20 October 2022 and 31 December 2023. There are basic and advanced versions of cash incentives:
Amount of cash incentive for each eligible travel agent in respect of each participant of the cultural and heritage sites local tour it arranges (HK$)
Cash incentive participant quota for each eligible travel agent
*The Government announced on 5 October 2023 that eligible licensed travel agents will be provided with an additional 100 Advanced Level Quotas on the condition that all quotas for the Basic and Advanced Level local tours (involving a total incentive amount of HK$280,000) have been used before the first phase of the Scheme ends. For more information, please visit Cultural and Heritage Sites Local Tour Incentive Scheme (First Phase) – Application Deadline Extension and Enhancement Measures.
Eligible cultural and heritage sites local tour must complete the pre-registration of the tour itinerary through an E-registration form prior to tour departure, and its application for the Scheme must be submitted online no later than 31 January 2024. Incomplete pre-registration of tour itinerary and/or late applications will not be accepted by TIC.
For details of the Scheme, please click into the updated Guide to Application.
|Pre-registration of Itinerary E-form
|Apply for Basic Level
|Apply for Advanced Level
|Apply for Quota Conversion
(Please read carefully the Guide to Application before making submissions)
Licensed travel agents having been granted the conditional exemption to organise local group tours and the itineraries of local group tours having been registered (Applicable on or before 28 December 2022)