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Originally posted by chairman at 2010-7-20 13:42


  1. What is a " QUALIFIED TOUR GUIDE " ??
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I understand from an inbound tour operator, yes.

The problem is that these guys/girls receive commission from the shops where tourists buy at inflated prices. It's indeed not HK or Macao restricted. This habit is known elsewhere as well. It is best for the outbound tour operator to define whether or not a group wants to shop. The inbound operator usually follows instructions. If he doesn't, it's best to skip him and look for alternatives. There are many others who do not want to cheat tourists.

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....in Hong Kong shop by street address...

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Originally posted by chairman at 2010-7-20 13:46



Qualified by the local tourist authorities, national tourist organization(s), etc.  

If the business is a serious one unqulified personnel does not stand a chance.

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Originally posted by chairman at 2010-7-20 14:08


" oh "...so qualified by the same people that double and triple the hotel prices..?



Hmm, I don't think that this is linked. Hotel capacity is usually bought in bulk volume. Let's say at 1k, 10k, 100k   overnight stays etc. p.a.  The volume determines the price, not different from group air fares etc.   

Usually it's paid in part or full by the tour operator who is solely responsible to bring the business as contracted.

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