Vacation in China 7 days all inclusive $499

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Traderdave, Mar 18, 2016.

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  1. Traderdave

    Traderdave

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    April is known as the ghost month. My friend left on the trip near the end of April did the tour and then extended her stay in China.
    Last stance she described the tour exactly the way you did. Mediocre restaurants and gift shops that you were steered to.
  2. laststance

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    Way late to the party, but wanted to provide information. It's not a scam. They just make their money by forcing you to go through various gift shops and restaurants that pay the tour company money for people to go there. All of the restaurants bring out special tour menus and jack up the price of the food, the gift shops all try to rip you off and oversell you stuff. Haggling is a must, helps if you have a native friend to takes pride in fighting over the last yuan.

    That being said they do take care of transportation, and are pretty cheap. If you don't mind saying no a lot, and don't mind the occasional begging by your tour guides to try to get you to buy stuff, it isn't that bad and a cheap and convenient way to see sights. If you are the type of person who loves spending long hours at locations enjoying the scenery this isn't for you. But if you don't want to deal with the insanity that is Chinese drivers, and a good "I'm not interested" face, I think it is a good tradeoff.
  3. Schumacher

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    I thought so too. It seems that you have to follow their tour. Probably steering you to their restaursnts and shops.
    The name of the travel agency is Arising Travel located in Brooklyn, Flushing, and on the Bowery. Perhaps one of our Chinese brethren can chime in.
  4. The Exiled

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    Just remember the saying "if it sounds to good to be true it probably is." There is no way that trip can be had for that price. It's a scam. Your Chinese friends will show up at the airport and there will be nothing there for them and that travel agent will disappear.
  5. Traderdave

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    I met up with one of my providers in Chinatown the other day. She was on her way to see her travel agent and she took me along. In April they have a deal for $499.
    This includes round trip airfare, hotel, meals, and site seeing. However it would be with a Chinese group and you have to follow the itinerary. Can you imagine hiring an escort to translate for you in each city? I wanted to go with my provider but she is " taking her mother ". Anyone out there ever been on one of these trips? One of my Chinese bros?