China Travel FAQ
Common China Travel FAQ
If you are in an private tour, your travel agency will have a plan B and change the tickets for you.
If you travel alone, we suggest that you get to the ticket office of the railway station immediately to see if you can have your ticket changed. A ticket can be cancelled or changed at least 2 hours before departure time, but you can still change your ticket at some stations within 2 hours after the train leaves.
Below are some tips to help you define if the travel agency you choose is real.
- By Business License
If a company is real, it must have been authorized to receive a Business License by the local Administration for Industry and Commerce and it can be found out on the related Administration for Industry and Commerce website via the Business License number, the name of the company or the enterprise legal person.
Please note that most Administration for Industry and Commerce websites do not have English versions, you may ask for help from someone who knows Chinese. Besides, due to some unknown reasons, some companies cannot be found out on the related website, you may then need to have someone went to the local Administration for Industry and Commerce to check it for you.
- By Bank Account
If a company is real, definitely it has a bank account. Consult the related bank to see if there is such a company by using its bank account.
- By Contact Information
If a company is real, usually it will have an available address and fixed telephone number. You may check if the address exists or not. Also, you may write to or call them to see if anyone replies.
- By Feedback from Other Websites or Social Media
You can go to some travel related websites or forum and ask if anyone knows about this travel agency. Or go to their Facebook page to see they have some real engagement with "real" friends.
- By Business License
We advise you to be more careful about these travel agencies. Tour price is a very important factor that most clients care about. However, please do not only judge the tour by comparing the price.
Just like an old Chinese saying: the higher is the price the better is the quality of the merchandise. Some operators offer quite a low price, while they are unable to provide an international standard service. Even worse they will not meet your expectation, or maybe put you into a shopping tour.
No, it is not true.
Chinese government did not grant their permission for the establishment of any travel agency until Deng Xiaoping's opening door policy in 1978.
We are currently able to process on-line payments, for the following credit cards:
- Master Card
- JCB Card
- Bank of China
- China Merchants Bank
- China Construction Bank