A pilot scheme for Mainland-authorized Hong Kong travel enterprises to organize group tours to Hong Kong for non-Guangdong residents in Shenzhen — these are currently allowed — will bring extra Mainland tourists to Hong Kong and contribute to the Hong Kong economy.
The Tourism Commission said the scheme is part of the Central Government’s policy. And that it should happen quite soon as part of services liberalization and facilitation measures.
Depending on the results, it is hoped the Central Government will extend it to other cities in Guangdong Province.
China Travel Service (Holdings) Hong Kong has been authorised to operate this business and is discussing the details with Mainland authorities.
The company plans to organise ‘three-day-two-night’ tour groups to Hong Kong. These groups’ itinerary will include Hong Kong Disneyland (it is to be hoped this is not compulsory) and other attractions.
Source: Business and Finance HK