Hong Thai Travel Services

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Hong Thai Travel Services
Type Tour Operator
Industry Tourism
Founded 1966
Headquarters Hong Kong
Key people Jackie Wong, Founder/Director
Liu Mei-Sze, General Manager
Employees 1100
Website www.hongthai.com
Hong Thai Travel exclusive bus (Hokkaido, Japan)

Hong Thai Travel Services (Chinese: 康泰旅行社) is one of the largest travel agencies in Hong Kong. It was founded in 1966 and today has employees in more than 30 sales offices, located in Hong Kong, Macao, China (Guangdong Province), United States, Canada, Thailand and Taiwan.

History[edit]

Hong Thai Travel Services was founded in Hong Kong by Jackie Wong See Sum in 1966. Its primary business was booking of airline tickets, ferry tickets and offering services for inbound tourism.

Headquarters[edit]

Since 2002, the company has operated out of its headquarters in 95 Queensway, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong.

Management[edit]

  • Director: Jackie Wong See Sum (黃士心)
  • General Manager: Jason Wong Chun Tat (黃進達)

Incident[edit]

Main article: Manila hostage crisis

On August 23, 2010, a twelve hour long hostage incident on one of the company's buses in Manila, Philippines, occurred. Twenty-five people, part of a tour group from Hong Kong, were taken hostage on a bus by the gunman, Rolando Mendoza, a former police officer. Eight of them were killed, seven injured while six left the scene unharmed. Mendoza was killed by the police with a bullet to his head in the end.

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