<i>5 November 2002</i>
<P><Font color=blue>HONG KONG</font> - Hong Kong travel agents re-elected four members to the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong (TIC) board of directors 2002/2003 at the 15th Annual General Meeting, yesterday.
<P>The four re-elected members are:
<LI>Ronnie Ho, managing director of Jetour
<LI>Tommy Tam, executive director and general manager of Arrow Travel
<LI>Lam Siu Lun, managing director of Hong Kong Link Tourism
<LI>Patrick Yeung, managing director of Cathay Pacific Holidays
<P>Patrick Yeung is the newest face to the board, having served just one year. Both Ronnie Ho and Tommy Tam are now entering their eighth year, and Lam Siu Lun his second.
<P>Yeung says his objective as board member is to ensure that TIC offers more transparency to the trade and propose that members only be allowed to serve a maximum two years consecutively to encourage more people to join. Yeung also stressed the importance of joining together with academics to look closely at how the travel trade is evolving. <P>“If the issue of zero-fare is too sensitive to talk about and act on, we can’t get anywhere,” he said.