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The Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) announced today that the SMS Sender Registration Scheme is now open for application by all sectors to further help the public verify the identities of SMS senders, with a view to combatting SMS fraud.   Apart from further opening up the scheme, the OFCA said it welcomes public and private organisations from various industries with a practical need to communicate with customers or clients via SMS to join the scheme.   Under the scheme, only registered senders are able to send SMS messages using their registered SMS sender IDs with the prefix “#”. All other SMS messages with sender IDs containing “#” but not sent by registered senders will be blocked by the telecommunications networks.   As such, the public can easily identify whether an SMS message is received from a registered sender by the prefix “#” in the SMS sender ID.   The OFCA reminds citizens to stay highly vigilant when receiving SMS messages from unknown sender

Bay area tourism meeting held

A meeting of the “Joint Regulatory Alliance of the Tourism Market of 9+2 Cities in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” was held in Hong Kong today.

 

Representatives from the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, the Department of Culture & Tourism of Guangdong Province, the Macau Government Tourism Office, and tourism regulatory departments from the bay area’s nine mainland cities – namely Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Huizhou, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen and Zhaoqing – gathered for the meeting.

 

Secretary for Culture, Sports & Tourism Kevin Yeung said all representatives had unanimously agreed to continue strengthening co-operation and enhancing the professionalism of tourism regulatory personnel in the bay area to jointly make it a world-class tourism destination.

 

During the meeting, members reported on regulatory developments in their respective tourism markets and exchanged views on the progress towards joint regulation this year.

 

They also set goals for further co-operation in the coming year, including providing more training and collaboration opportunities for law-enforcing officers, establishing channels for data and information sharing, and setting a regulatory direction for the future.

 

Parties involved in the meeting arrived in Hong Kong yesterday and visited Ngong Ping 360 and Hong Kong Disneyland to learn more about these attractions, including enhancements and updates to facilities and supporting services, and associated crowd management plans.

 

The meeting was jointly established by the tourism authorities of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Macau Special Administrative Region and the nine mainland bay area cities based on an agreement on joint regulation signed in 2020.

 

The meeting is held once a year, with the participating cities taking turns to host and chair proceedings. 


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