Why Book With CIT?
Book Your China Tour With China International Travel CA
Here are a plethora of reasons why we can promise you a great China travel experience:
- We are experts on the China travel industry with a tremendous amount of experience.
Since we have worked in the China travel industry for many years, we have expert knowledge of the complexities of planning, booking, and managing individual and group travel in China. We also have extensive experience traveling, living, and working in China. As both travelers and agents, we have dealt with just about every situation that might arise, so we know how to ensure that you have a pleasant, trouble-free journey.
- Our quality control is excellent because we have access to unsurpassed resources.
Since we have many partners throughout China with whom we have long-term working relationships, most of them part of the China International Travel Service network, we can ensure that the meals you eat, the hotels you stay in, the tour guides and drivers who serve you, and the attractions you visit are of the best quality for the price you pay. You may or may not find cheaper deals at another travel agency, but lower prices probably mean that they’re cutting corners at the expense of your safety, comfort, or the quality of your experience. (As with so many other things, if it seems too good to be true, it is.)
|A CIT tour group in Tian’anmen Square|
- We also have the freedom and flexibility to make the best arrangements for our clients.
As independent agents, we are not tied down to any particular itinerary, tour package, or service provider. We have the flexibility to make any changes we feel are necessary, and we can make whatever arrangements are best for your individual needs based on your input and our experience.
- Our tour guides are experienced, accredited, and multilingual.
The tour guides we contract with are professional, experienced guides who speak various combinations of English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and even Spanish. All of them have received government accreditation for their qualifications from China’s National Tourism Administration, and they all have a minimum of three years of experience before they are put in charge of our tour groups.
- CIT has communication covered.
With native speakers of English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese on staff (all of whom are at least bilingual), as well as itineraries and other informational materials written by native speakers of both Chinese and English, China International Travel CA has the linguistic resources to ensure clear communication with our clients. That means we can be sure that you know exactly what you’re getting and that you have the best possible travel experience. It also means we can easily communicate with the local tour guides, drivers, hotel representatives, and airline representatives who will be serving you in China.
|A CIT tour group waving
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- We do business the right way.
Our travel agents are veterans of other China travel agencies, and they have witnessed the questionable business practices that are, unfortunately, too common in this industry. The desire to do business in an ethical, transparent, and customer-friendly manner is one of the main reasons we decided to start our own company. We give you up-front information about our tours and practices, with no unpleasant surprises or fine-print deception.
- As a U.S.-based company, we are directly accountable to our clients.
If you book a tour with a travel agency based in China, they may not be motivated or able to ensure your satisfaction. CIT, on the other hand, is a locally owned company, so you can always reach us, and you can be sure that we will be responsive to your questions, requests, and concerns.
- We ensure your safety and peace of mind with insurance policies.
CIT provides a travel accident insurance policy free of charge to everyone who participates in one of our Mainland China tours. For all of our standard tours (CIT001–CIT012), we will provide a more comprehensive “Preferred Benefits Silver Plan” insurance policy free of charge to all customers who make full payment no later than 60 days prior to departure. (See our Booking page for details on these policies.)
- We won’t cancel your tour, and we won’t make you join a larger group.
If you book with another travel agency, you may find your tour suddenly cancelled and your vacation plans ruined if your group isn’t large enough. At CIT, on the other hand, our policy is that as long as your tour group (for our standard tours, CIT001–CIT012) has at least two members, your tour is guaranteed to proceed as planned. In addition, we won’t make your group join other groups from other agencies to cut costs at the expense of your comfort—your tour group is independent, and your guides are yours alone.
|A CIT009 tour group in Lüshun|
- We don’t let shopping arrangements interfere with your enjoyment of the trip.
In the China travel industry, it is a universal practice to keep tour costs down by taking tour participants to prearranged shopping destinations. To keep our prices competitive, we must do so as well. However, unlike many other travel agencies specializing in travel to China, we ensure that the number and duration of such stops are strictly limited, that you have a chance to buy good products that you are likely to be interested in, and that you will not face any pressure from your tour guides to buy anything you don’t want to buy.
- We offer a great variety of standardized tour packages, but we also arrange custom tours.
Our itineraries, based on our own experience as well as input from our past clients, are carefully designed to maximize your enjoyment. However, we also routinely arrange customized, private tours for clients with special needs and desires. We will work with you to create a travel plan that’s perfect for you.
- On our website, you can see exactly what you’ll be getting.
We have put a tremendous amount of thought and effort into the materials we provide to you: our detailed text itineraries in both Chinese and English, our photo itineraries, and our photo galleries. Instead of the slickly produced, artificial propaganda with which many travel agencies try to lure customers, we present photos and video clips taken by us, by other travelers, and by our friends and tour guides. What you see is what you will get. And our China travel blog tells you about China as it really is—perpetually fascinating and beautiful, but sometimes also chaotic and backward—instead of giving you a sanitized, idealized impression of China.
|A CIT tour guide shares insights with her group|
- Our reputation and our future are important to us.
Unlike some fly-by-night travel agencies that focus on making a quick buck with no regard for their own sustainability, we plan to be in business for a long time. We offer quality service for reasonable prices that will keep you happy and keep us in business—and help us continue building a sterling reputation that will bring more clients our way. Everyone at CIT has a personal stake in the success and the future of the company, so we are all highly motivated to keep our clients coming back.
- Most importantly, each of us cares about our customers.
If you book with us, you’ll get to know us as friends, and we’ll get to know you. We take personal satisfaction in making sure our clients have smooth, exciting, memorable travel experiences that they can share with family and friends, including us. We look forward to hearing your stories and seeing your photos!
Book with us and become another friend and satisfied client of China International Travel CA!