Pilot Information Technology Development Matching Fund Scheme for Travel Agents (Pilot Scheme)
The fund aims to promote the adoption of information technology among SME-sized travel agents for upgrading their productivity and service quality, as well as strengthening their competitiveness in the local or overseas markets.
After enhancement measures of the Pilot Scheme, the maximum number of approved projects for each eligible member will be increased from one project to two projects, one of which must be about the use of the E-levy System and/or the strengthening of the cyber security of the member’s IT system. Each approved project will be subsidised a maximum of 50% of its total cost or HK$100,000, whichever is lower.
Each travel agent grantee is required to enter into a funding agreement with the TIC and contribute in cash not less than 50% of the total approved cost of its project. After the travel agent grantee completes the project within 12 months and submits relevant documents to the TIC in accordance with the funding agreement, the TIC will arrange grant disbursement.