Amendment to the Travel Agents Act
Illegal parking of excursion buses along Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4
TG Circular Issue 7
PDC PROSPECTUS 2017 - Second half of 2017
Tourist Guide Code of Conduct and Ethics
Enforcement against Public Health Offences in Singapore
Iconic Raffles Hotel Singapore To Embark On Restoration Programme
Conditions for Renewal of Tourist Guide Licence
Mandatory Refresher Course For Licensed Tourist Guides
Advisory on Temporary Closure of Spring Street Carpark and Spring Street
The Conditions of Licence Tourist Guide Must Adhere
 


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Amendment to the Travel Agents Act
Dear Tourist Guide,

On 7 November 2017, the Travel Agents (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament. One of the key changes impacting tourist guides (TGs) is that with effect from 1 January 2018, TGs will be able to sell, arrange or advertise local tours without passenger-carrying conveyance without a Travel Agent (TA) licence or going through a licensed TA. Please refer to the attached infographic for more information.

Coming soon:
- Further amendments to the TA Regulations
- Handy guide detailing changes to both TA Act and TA Regulations
- Briefing sessions on the legislative changes
(Details will be announced soon)

Please email [email protected] for more information. Thank you.

Tourist Guide Licensing
Singapore Tourism Board


Announcement Date: 20-11-2017
Attachment: 1.  Amendment to the Travel Agents Act.png

Illegal parking of excursion buses along Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4
Dear Tourist Guides

Following the extension of the Mass Rapid Transit system to the Tuas West region, i.e. Tuas West Extension, the Land Transport Authority ("LTA") had found many excursion buses parking illegally along Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4, obstructing the movement of the public buses.

Excursion buses should be parked at heavy vehicle parking lots (locations are indicated on Annex A).

Please note that LTA has stepped up enforcement on illegal parking in the Tuas West region and strict enforcement action will be taken against any vehicle found to be parked illegally and indiscriminately.

As informed by LTA, there are new pick-up and drop-off facilities located at the Tuas West Road MRT Station and the Tuas Link MRT Station. For the safety of your passengers and other road users, LTA strongly encourages your excursion buses to use these facilities to conduct passenger activities.

More information on heavy vehicle parking lots is available at :
https://www.onemotoring.com.sg/content/onemotoring/en/on_the_roads/parking/parking_for_heavy.html.

We seek your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Thank you.

Best Regards,
Ooin Tze Sern
Senior Officer | Tourist Guide Licensing
Singapore Tourism Board


Announcement Date: 03-10-2017
Attachment: 1.  Email Circular from LTA. Annex A.doc

TG Circular Issue 7
Dear Tourist Guide,

Please refer to the attachment for the latest issue of the Tourist Guide Circular.

Tour & Industry Development
Singapore Tourism Board


Announcement Date: 20-09-2017
Attachment: 1.  TG Circular Issue 7.pdf

PDC PROSPECTUS 2017 - Second half of 2017
Dear Tourist Guides,

We would like to introduce the PDC Prospectus for the second half of 2017

The Prospectus is your comprehensive handbook to all approved Professional Development Courses for 2017 for licensed tourist guides.

Please refer to the attachment for the PDC Prospectus.

As the Prospectus will be updated every half-yearly, do check Guides Online regularly to make sure that you have the latest version.

We take this opportunity to wish all a fruitful 2017 and an enriching professional development journey ahead.

Sign up for your PDCs today!


Brought to you by the Tour & Industry Development team
Travel Agents & Tourist Guides Division
Singapore Tourism Board


Announcement Date: 13-09-2017
Attachment: 1.  PDC Prospectus 2017.pdf

Tourist Guide Code of Conduct and Ethics
A Workgroup consisting of representatives from the Society of Tourist Guides (Singapore), Tour Guide Chapter and Singapore Tourism Board have developed a Code of Conducts and Ethics (CCE) for the Tourist Guide (TG) profession. This CCE is created by TGs for TGs and will help to project a positive image of TGs to both locals and tourists and show the TGs' commitment to maintain the standards of professional conduct that are being established. There will be no penalties attached to this CCE.

Attached please find a copy of the CCE for your reference.


Announcement Date: 05-04-2017
Attachment: 1.  CCE cover letter.pdf
2.  CCE Brochure.PDF