Hong Kong Tourism Board Ordinance


Published: 2001-04-01

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Chapter: 302 HONG KONG TOURISM BOARD ORDINANCE Gazette Number Version Date

Long title 3 of 2001; L.N.

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To establish the Hong Kong Tourism Board as a body corporate and to provide for its objects and powers; and for
related matters.

(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 2)


[21 June 1957]

(Originally 29 of 1957)
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Note:
This Ordinance has been amended by Part II of the Hong Kong Tourist Association (Amendment) Ordinance
2001. The related savings and transitional provisions in Part III of that Ordinance are reproduced as follows:


"Part III


Savings and Transitional Provisions


36. Interpretation


In this Part, unless the context otherwise requires-
"amended Ordinance" (經修訂條例) means the Hong Kong Tourist Association Ordinance as amended by

Part II;
"appointed day" (指定日期) means the day appointed for the coming into operation# of Part II;
"Association" (協會) means the Hong Kong Tourist Association established by section 3 of the Hong

Kong Tourist Association Ordinance;
"Hong Kong Tourist Association Ordinance" (《香港旅遊協會條例》) means the Ordinance known as the

Hong Kong Tourist Association Ordinance (Cap 302) that was in force immediately before the
appointed day;

"new Board" (發展局) means the Hong Kong Tourism Board established by section 3 of the amended
Ordinance;

"old Board" (理事會) means the Board of Management established by section 9 of the Hong Kong Tourist
Association Ordinance, and named the Hong Kong Tourist Association Board by section 11 of the
Hong Kong Tourist Association Ordinance.


37. Vesting of property, rights and liabilities of old

Board in new Board and saving of validity
of old Board's acts

(1) All property, rights and liabilities of the old Board are vested in the new Board as from the

appointed day by virtue of this subsection.
(2) Nothing in this Ordinance affects the validity of anything lawfully done by or in relation to the

old Board before the appointed day.
(3) Anything that immediately before the appointed day is in the process of being done by or in

relation to the old Board may be continued by or in relation to the new Board to the extent that it is
consistent with this Ordinance.


38. Provisions incidental and supplemental to section 37


(1) Any agreement, arrangement or contract made or entered into or transaction effected or other
things done by, to or in relation to the old Board that is in force or effective immediately before the
appointed day or that is to take effect on or after that day has effect as from that day as if made, entered
into, effected or done by, to or in relation to the new Board to the extent that it is consistent with this
Ordinance.

(2) Accordingly, references to the old Board-



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(a) in any agreement, arrangement or contract or in any record or in any deed, bond or
instrument;

(b) in any process or other document issued, prepared or employed for the purpose of any
proceeding before a court, tribunal or similar body; and

(c) in any other document whatever (other than an enactment) relating to or affecting any
property, right or liability of the old Board that vests in the new Board under section 37,

are taken as from the appointed day as referring to the new Board in whatever terms as may be
appropriate in the circumstances and to the extent that it is consistent with this Ordinance.

(3) The new Board may be sued for the liabilities to which it is subject under section 37 and they
may be recovered from the new Board.

(4) The new Board may sue on, recover or enforce a chose in action vested in it under section 37
without having to give notice of the transfer to a person bound by the chose in action.

(5) The record of property of the old Board immediately before the appointed day that is in the
form of an entry in the books of a bank, company or other corporation is to be transferred in those
books to the new Board on the request of the new Board, by the bank, company or other corporation.

(6) The legal claims including present, future, actual and contingent claims by or against the old
Board, including any accrued right of appeal, judicial and administrative proceedings instituted by or
against the old Board that existed immediately before the appointed day do not abate by reason of the
commencement of Part II. They may be continued or enforced by or against the new Board.

(7) The guarantees and indemnities given by the old Board become and are the liability of the new
Board, and the guarantees and indemnities given to the old Board become and are the property of the
new Board.

(8) Any delegation or authorization made by the old Board under the Hong Kong Tourist
Association Ordinance is to continue in force to the extent that it is consistent with this Ordinance and
in so far as it is necessary to continue its effect after the appointed day.


39. Member or chairman of old Board taken

to be the same of new Board

(1) A person who holds office as a member or chairman of the old Board immediately before the

appointed day shall be taken to have been appointed to the office in the new Board by the Chief
Executive under section 9 of the amended Ordinance.

(2) Such a member or Chairman of the new Board shall hold office so long as the member or
chairman would have held office in the old Board.

(3) This section does not affect the power of the Chief Executive under section 10(3) of the
amended Ordinance to remove a person from the office of member or Chairman.


40. Officer, servant or agent of Association taken

to be the same of new Board

(1) A person who has been appointed by the old Board under section 8(2) of the Hong Kong

Tourist Association Ordinance as an officer, servant, agent, Executive Director or Deputy Executive
Director of the Association and holds office immediately before the appointed day shall be taken to be
appointed by the new Board under section 7(h) or 8(1) of the amended Ordinance to the same position
in the new Board without any change to that person's remuneration and other terms of appointment.

(2) For the purposes of determining the right to a pension, gratuity or other benefits ("the
benefits"), if any, or for computing the amount of any such benefits of a person who is taken to be
appointed by the new Board under subsection (1), the period of employment of that person under the
old Board is to be taken into account and the commencement of Part II is not to be taken as having
broken the continuity of that person's employment.

(3) The appointment, remuneration and other terms of appointment of the Executive Director and
Deputy Executive Director in subsection (1) shall be taken to have been approved by the Chief
Executive under section 8(3) of the amended Ordinance.


41. Ordinance to be construed as continuing

only valid and lawful acts

This Part shall not be construed as giving validity, continuing in force or giving effect to any or all

of the following-
(a) anything that could not have validly been done or given effect to under an enactment



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amended or repealed by this Ordinance;
(b) anything done otherwise than in the lawful exercise of a power or performance of a duty.


42. Provisions of this Part not to derogate from

section 23 of Interpretation and
General Clauses Ordinance

The provisions of this Part are in addition to and not in derogation from section 23 of the

Interpretation and General Clauses Ordinance (Cap 1).".


# Commencement date: 1 April 2001.

Section: 1 Short title 3 of 2001; L.N.

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This Ordinance may be cited as the Hong Kong Tourism Board Ordinance.
(Amended 3 of 2001 s. 3)


Section: 2 Interpretation 3 of 2001; L.N.

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(1) In this Ordinance, unless the context otherwise requires-
"Association" (協會) means the Hong Kong Tourist Association established under section 3 that was in force

immediately before the day appointed for the coming into operation of Part II of the Hong Kong Tourist
Association (Amendment) Ordinance 2001 (3 of 2001); (Amended 56 of 1974 s. 3; 3 of 2001 s. 4)

"Board" (發展局) means the Hong Kong Tourism Board established by section 3(1); (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"Chairman" (主席) means the Chairman of the Board appointed under section 9(5) or the person who acts in that

office under section 9(7); (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"Deputy Chairman" (副主席) means the Deputy Chairman of the Board appointed under section 9(5); (Added 3 of

2001 s. 4)
"Deputy Executive Director" (副總幹事) means a Deputy Executive Director of the Board appointed under section

8(1); (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"Executive Director" (總幹事) means the Executive Director of the Board appointed under section 8(1); (Added 3 of

2001 s. 4)
"financial year" (財政年度) means a period of 12 months beginning on 1 April;
"hotel operator" (旅館營運人) means a natural person who operates, keeps or manages a licensed hotel or who is

otherwise in control of a licensed hotel; (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"licensed hotel" (持牌旅館 ) means a hotel within the meaning of section 2 of the Hotel and Guesthouse

Accommodation Ordinance (Cap 349) and is licensed under section 8 of that Ordinance or the licence of which
is renewed under section 9 of that Ordinance; (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)

"licensed restaurant" (持牌食肆) means a restaurant within the meaning of section 31 of the Food Business
Regulation (Cap 132 sub. leg. X) and is licensed under that section; (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)

"licensed travel agent" (持牌旅行代理商) means a natural person who is engaged in the business of a travel agent
licensed under section 11 of the Travel Agents Ordinance (Cap 218), and "travel agent" (旅行代理商) has the
same meaning as in that Ordinance; (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)

"member" (成員) means a member of the Board appointed under section 9(1); (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"passenger carrier" (客運商) means a natural person who is engaged in the business of providing carriage for

passengers into and out of Hong Kong; (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"restaurant operator" (食肆營運人) means a natural person who operates, keeps or manages a licensed restaurant or

who is otherwise in control of a licensed restaurant; (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"retailer" (零售商) means a natural person who is engaged in a retail business in Hong Kong; (Added 3 of 2001 s. 4)
"tour operator" (旅遊經營商) means a natural person who is engaged in a business in Hong Kong, and that business



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includes the organization of tours for or supplying of guides to visitors to Hong Kong. (Added 77 of 1982 s. 2.
Amended 3 of 2001 s. 4)
(2) (Repealed 23 of 1998 s. 2)

(Amended 24 of 1960 s. 2; 23 of 1998 s. 2; 3 of 2001 s. 4)

Section: 3 Establishment of Board 3 of 2001; L.N.

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(1) There is established by this section a body with the name "Hong Kong Tourism Board" in English and "香
港旅遊發展局" in Chinese.

(2) The Board is a body corporate and has perpetual succession.
(3) The Board may sue and be sued either in its English name or in its Chinese name.

(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 5)

Section: 4 Objects of Board 3 of 2001; L.N.

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The objects of the Board shall be- (Amended 3 of 2001 s. 6)
(a) to endeavour to increase the contribution of tourism to Hong Kong; (Amended 3 of 2001 s. 6)
(b) to promote Hong Kong globally as a leading international city in Asia and a world class tourist

destination; (Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 6)
(c) to promote the improvement of facilities for visitors;
(d) to support the Government in promoting to the community the importance of tourism; (Replaced 3 of

2001 s. 6)
(e) to support, as appropriate, the activities of persons providing services for visitors to Hong Kong;

(Amended 3 of 2001 s. 6)
(f) to make recommendations to and advise the Chief Executive in relation to any measures which may be

taken to further any of the foregoing matters. (Amended 36 of 1999 s. 3)
(Amended 77 of 1982 s. 13)


Section: 5 Seal of Board and authentication of the seal, and

instruments executed under the seal
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(1) The Board shall have a common seal, and the fixing of the seal shall be authenticated by the signatures of-
(a) the Chairman, or a member who is authorized for that purpose by the Board either generally or

specially; and
(b) some other person authorized for that purpose by the Board, either generally or specially.

(2) Any instrument purporting to be an instrument duly executed under the seal of the Board shall be received
in evidence and shall, unless the contrary is proved, be taken to be an instrument so executed.

(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 7)

Section: 6 Certain contracts or instruments not required to be under

seal
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Any contract or instrument which, if entered into or executed by a person not being a body corporate, would not
be required to be under seal, may be entered into or executed on behalf of the Board by any person generally or
specially authorized by the Board for that purpose.

(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 8)

Section: 7 General powers of Board 3 of 2001; L.N.

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The Board may do the following-
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kind, and dispose of the same;
(b) subject to the restrictions on future financial commitments set out in section 14A, enter into any

contract;
(c) engage in, assist, promote and advance such activities as are conducive to the better carrying out of the

objects of the Board;
(d) with the approval of the Financial Secretary, invest money not immediately required for the purposes

of the Board;
(e) with the approval of the Financial Secretary and subject to such conditions as the Financial Secretary

may determine, borrow or otherwise raise money on such security as may be necessary;
(f) for the purpose of borrowing or otherwise raising money in accordance with paragraph (e) charge all

or any part of the property of the Board;
(g) make copyright, trade mark and other intellectual property applications;
(h) appoint such staff, agents or contractors as the Board considers necessary to carry out its objects;
(i) delegate to the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director or any other employees of the Board

such of its powers and duties as it may consider expedient for the efficient conduct and management of
the affairs of the Board; however, this delegation does not preclude the Board from exercising or
performing at any time any of the powers or duties so delegated;

(j) enter into, accept the assignment of, and vary or rescind any contract, agreement, memorandum of
understanding or obligation;

(k) publish periodicals, booklets and other written material, and produce or sponsor the production of
documentary films and other audio-visual material, and distribute the same by sale or by loan, hire or
otherwise with or without charge as the Board thinks fit;

(l) establish and maintain offices both in and outside Hong Kong;
(m) do all such things as are calculated to facilitate, or as are incidental or conducive to, the exercising or

performing of the powers or duties of the Board and the better carrying out of the objects of the Board.
(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 9)


Section: 8 Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director 3 of 2001; L.N.

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(1) The Board shall, subject to subsection (3), appoint-
(a) 1 Executive Director; and
(b) 1 or more Deputy Executive Directors.

(2) The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Board.
(3) The appointment of the Executive Director and the Deputy Executive Director, and the determination of

their remuneration and other terms of appointment, shall be subject to the approval of the Chief Executive.
(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 10)


Section: 9 Constitution and membership of Board 3 of 2001; L.N.

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(1) The Board shall consist of 20 members who are natural persons to be appointed by the Chief Executive.
(2) Of the 20 members-

(a) 2 shall be passenger carriers;
(b) 2 shall be hotel operators;
(c) 1 shall be a licensed travel agent;
(d) 1 shall be a tour operator;
(e) 1 shall be a retailer; and
(f) 1 shall be a restaurant operator.

(3) The term of a member is 3 consecutive years, or such lesser period as the Chief Executive may determine at
the time of appointment.

(4) The Chief Executive may reappoint a member on the expiry of the term of that member.
(5) The Board shall have a Chairman and a Deputy Chairman who are to be appointed by the Chief Executive

from among the members.
(6) The Chairman and Deputy Chairman hold office so long as they continue to be members.



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(7) If the Chairman is temporarily incapacitated by injury or illness, or is temporarily absent from Hong Kong,
the Deputy Chairman shall act in the office of the Chairman during the period when the Chairman is incapacitated by
injury or illness, or is absent from Hong Kong.

(8) If the office of Chairman is vacant as a result of resignation or removal under section 10 or otherwise, the
Deputy Chairman shall act in the office of the Chairman pending the appointment of a new Chairman.

(9) If the office of Deputy Chairman is also vacant, the Chief Executive shall appoint a member to act in the
office of the Chairman-

(a) during the period when the Chairman is incapacitated by injury or illness, or is absent from Hong
Kong; or

(b) pending the appointment of a new Chairman.
(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 11)


Section: 9A (Spent) 3 of 2001; L.N.

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Section: 10 Resignation and removal of member, Chairman and
Deputy Chairman

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(1) A member may resign by giving a notice in writing to the Chief Executive.
(2) The Chairman or Deputy Chairman may resign by giving a notice in writing to the Chief Executive.
(3) The Chief Executive may remove a person from the office of member, Chairman or Deputy Chairman if the

Chief Executive is satisfied that the member, Chairman or Deputy Chairman-
(a) has become bankrupt or made a voluntary arrangement within the meaning of the Bankruptcy

Ordinance (Cap 6) with creditors; or
(b) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness; or
(c) is otherwise unable or unfit to exercise or perform the powers or duties of a member, Chairman or

Deputy Chairman.
(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 12)


Section: 11 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 13) 3 of 2001; L.N.

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Section: 12 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 14) 3 of 2001; L.N.
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Section: 13 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 15) 3 of 2001; L.N.
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Section: 14 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 16) 3 of 2001; L.N.
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Section: 14A Restriction on future financial commitments 3 of 2001; L.N.
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The Board shall not without the Chief Executive's approval in any financial year enter into any contract if
expenditure under the contract together with all other contracts previously entered into is likely to involve expenditure
by the Board in any subsequent financial year under any major head of expenditure specified by the Board under
section 17B of an amount or aggregate amount exceeding the amount in the estimate of expenditure approved by the
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is entered into (and not transferred to any other major head by the Board) together with any other sum transferred to
that head by the Board during that financial year (other than a sum transferred from any unallocated balance or surplus
shown in the estimates for that financial year).

(Added 58 of 1989 s. 2. Amended 36 of 1999 s. 3)

Section: 15 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 18) 3 of 2001; L.N.

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Section: 16 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 19) 3 of 2001; L.N.
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Section: 16A Chief Executive in Council may give directions 3 of 2001; L.N.
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(1) The Chief Executive in Council may, if he considers the public interest so requires, give directions in
writing to the Board with respect to the exercise of its powers and the performance of its duties under this Ordinance,
and the Board shall comply with those directions.

(2) No such direction shall be inconsistent with any provision of this Ordinance.
(Added 71 of 1979 s. 4. Amended 36 of 1999 s. 3)


Section: 17 Power of Board to appoint committees 3 of 2001; L.N.

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(1) Subject to subsection (3), the Board may from time to time appoint such committees as it considers
necessary for securing the efficient discharge of its functions and may delegate to any such committee any of its
powers and duties. (Amended 3 of 2001 s. 21)

(2) Any person may be appointed a member of any such committee notwithstanding that he is not a member of
the Board.

(3) A delegation under subsection (1) does not preclude the Board from exercising or performing the powers or
duties that have been delegated. (Added 3 of 2001 s. 21)

Section: 17A Grants 3 of 2001; L.N.

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Each financial year there shall be paid to the Board out of moneys provided by the Legislative Council the sum
the Chief Executive approves for the purpose of assisting the Board to carry out its objects and to exercise its
functions.

(Added 58 of 1989 s. 4. Amended 36 of 1999 s. 3; 3 of 2001 s. 22)

Section: 17B Estimates L.N. 130 of 2007 01/07/2007


Remarks:
For the saving and transitional provisions relating to the amendments made by the Resolution of the Legislative
Council (L.N. 130 of 2007), see paragraph (12) of that Resolution.


(1) Each financial year, before a date appointed by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development,

the Board shall forward to the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, for the approval of the Chief
Executive, a programme of its proposed activities and estimates of its income and expenditure for the next financial
year. (Amended L.N. 125 of 2004; L.N. 130 of 2007)

(2) The Board shall set out in its estimates the source of all income and shall set out the distribution of
expenditure under the following major heads-

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ancillary pecuniary benefits);
(b) capital expenditure exceeding such sum on any one item as the Secretary for Commerce and Economic

Development may approve; (Amended L.N. 125 of 2004; L.N. 130 of 2007)
(c) recurrent expenditure other than expenditure shown under major head (a) and capital expenditure other

than expenditure shown under major head (b);
(d) other non-recurrent expenditure on proposed activities,

and shall show in the estimates all unallocated balances and surpluses available for use in the financial year to which
the estimates relate.

(3) Each major head of expenditure shall show clearly the distribution of all moneys and shall contain the
particulars and information that the Chief Executive may require.

(4) Where several matters are dealt with under one head, each matter shall be itemised and be shown in a
separate sub-head relating to similar items of expenditure, and shall contain the particulars and information that the
Chief Executive may require.

(5) The Board without the approval of the Chief Executive may-
(a) transfer from its unallocated balances or surpluses (if any) shown in its estimates to any major head of

expenditure or from any major head or heads of expenditure to any other major head of expenditure an
amount or amounts in aggregate not exceeding 20% of the amount approved for the major head to
which the sum is or sums are transferred; and

(b) transfer any amount or amounts without restriction, from any sub-head to any other sub-head within
the same major head of expenditure.

(6) Except as permitted by subsection (5)(a), the Board shall not transfer any amount to any major head of
expenditure without the approval of the Chief Executive.

(7) The Board may expend on any major head of expenditure or any sub-head only the sums approved by the
Chief Executive (and not transferred to any other major head or sub-head) and any sum transferred to it under
subsection (5).

(8) Until subsection (2) comes into operation, the Board shall set out in its estimates the source of all income
and shall set out the distribution of expenditure under the major heads approved by the Secretary for Commerce and
Economic Development. (Amended L.N. 125 of 2004; L.N. 130 of 2007)

(Added 58 of 1989 s. 4. Amended 36 of 1999 s. 3)

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(1) The Board shall keep proper accounts and proper records in relation to it, and shall prepare in respect of
each financial year a statement of accounts. (Amended 3 of 2001 s. 24)

(2) The accounts shall be audited annually by an auditor appointed by the Chief Executive. (Amended 36 of
1999 s. 3)

(3) As soon as possible after the accounts for any financial year have been audited, a copy of the statement of
accounts prepared in accordance with this section, together with a copy of any report made by the auditor on that
statement or on the accounts, shall be laid on the table of the Legislative Council.

Section: 19 Reports L.N. 130 of 2007 01/07/2007


Remarks:
For the saving and transitional provisions relating to the amendments made by the Resolution of the Legislative
Council (L.N. 130 of 2007), see paragraph (12) of that Resolution.


(1) The Board shall, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year, make to the Chief Executive a

report on its activities during that year. (Amended 3 of 2001 s. 25)
(2) The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development shall lay a copy of every such report on the table

of the Legislative Council. (Amended L.N. 362 of 1997; L.N. 125 of 2004; L.N. 130 of 2007)
(Amended 36 of 1999 s. 3)





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Section: 20 Power of Board to make rules 3 of 2001; L.N.
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The Board may, with the approval of the Chief Executive in Council, by rules prescribe or provide for-
(Amended 36 of 1999 s. 3)

(a) the manner of convening any meeting of the Board; (Amended 3 of 2001 s. 26)
(b) regulating the proceedings (including the quorum) at any meeting of the Board; (Amended 3 of 2001

s. 26)
(c)-(e) (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 26)
(f) generally, for the exercise of its powers and duties under this Ordinance.


Section: 21 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 27) 3 of 2001; L.N.

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Section: 22 Proceedings at meeting of Board 3 of 2001; L.N.
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Subject to this Ordinance, the proceedings at any meeting of the Board shall be conducted in such manner as the
Board may determine.

(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 28)

Section: 23 Validity of proceedings 3 of 2001; L.N.

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The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not be affected by any defect in the appointment of any of its
member or by any vacancy among its members.

(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 29)

Section: 24 (Repealed 3 of 2001 s. 30) 3 of 2001; L.N.

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Section: 25 Unauthorized use of the title of Board 3 of 2001; L.N.
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(1) Except with the written consent of the Board or other reasonable excuse, a person shall not incorporate or
form, or be a director, office bearer or organizer of any company, body corporate, firm or organization which-
(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 31)

(a) purports or holds itself out to be-
(i) the Board or any branch or part of the Board; or
(ii) connected or associated with the Board in any manner; or

(b) uses a title in any language which so resembles the title "Hong Kong Tourism Board" or "香港旅遊
發展局" as to deceive or mislead any person in believing that the company, body corporate, firm or
organization is-
(i) the Board or any branch or part of the Board; or
(ii) connected or associated with the Board in any manner.

(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to
a fine at level 5. (Amended 77 of 1982 s. 12)

(Added 56 of 1974 s. 6. Amended 3 of 2001 s. 31)




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Section: 26 Prohibition of possession and use of former badges or
emblems of Association

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(1) Except with the written consent of the Board or other reasonable excuse, a person shall not use or be in
possession for use a former badge or emblem.

(2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a
fine at level 5.

(3) In this section-
"former badge or emblem" (舊徽章或標記) means-

(a) any badge of the Association, which badges are portrayed in the Schedule, or any copy or replica of
the badge in any colour or size whatsoever; or

(b) any badge, emblem or other device containing the words "Hong Kong Tourist Association" or the
characters "香港旅遊協會"; or

(c) any badge, emblem or other device that so resembles any badge, emblem or other device of the
Association as to be capable of being mistaken for the badge, emblem or other device.

(4) This section expires at midnight on 31 December 2010 or such later date as the Legislative Council may by
resolution determine.

(Replaced 3 of 2001 s. 32)

Section: 27 Unauthorized use of title of Association L.N. 78 of 2001 01/04/2001


(1) Except with the written consent of the Board or other reasonable excuse, a person shall not incorporate or
form, or be a director, office bearer or organizer of any company, body corporate, firm or organization which-

(a) purports or holds itself out to be-
(i) the Association or any branch or part of the Association; or
(ii) connected or associated with the Association in any manner; or

(b) uses a title in any language which so resembles the title "Hong Kong Tourist Association" or "香港旅
遊協會" as to deceive or mislead any person in believing that the company, body corporate, firm or
organization is-
(i) the Association or any branch or part of the Association; or
(ii) connected or associated with the Association in any manner.

(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to
a fine at level 5.

(3) This section expires at midnight on 31 December 2010 or such later date as the Legislative Council may by
resolution determine.

(Added 3 of 2001 s. 33)

Schedule: SCHEDULE 3 of 2001; L.N.

78 of 2001
01/04/2001



[section 26]
(Amended 3 of 2001 s. 34)






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(Replaced 52 1965 s. 2. Amended 22 of 1972 s. 2; 56 of 1974 s. 8; L.N. 111 of 1975; L.N. 336 of 1983)

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