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Customer Service

Customer service is one of the most important aspects of running a business, especially in the tourism industry. Great customer service often leads to a more enjoyable travel experience.

For 20 years, TravelChinaGuide has made customers' satisfaction our foremost concern. To achieve that, we have developed the following policies:
Efficient response to all customer inquires
  1. Usually the office hours in China are 9:00 am to 17:00 pm, from Monday to Friday. However, to minimize the time difference and provide prompter service to our customers, the working time at TravelChinaGuide is 7:00 am to 21:00 pm, seven days a week. Even during the public holidays, our travel consultants work in shifts to ensure efficient customer service. Our policy is that all customer inquiries should be dealt with within 24 hours, most often we respond just within a couple of hours.
  2. What's more, for the convenience of the customers, we provide toll free phone calls from USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Our international phone can be reached from all corners of the world. We also have 24/7 mobile service available to our clients for emergencies. All the phone calls to our office are picked up without any delay.
One-on-one personalized service from start to finish
  1. Once we have made contact, we will assign you a professional travel consultant. She will work with you from the beginning of customizing itinerary to the completion of the whole trip. You will enjoy real personalized service.
  2. Your travel consultant is responsible for making arrangements for your tour and will keep you informed of the status of all bookings via email. One week before your tour starts, she will recheck all the reservations to ensure everything will go smoothly. When you have any questions during the trip, or if you encounter any difficulties when on tour, she will always be available to help you.
  3. All our travel consultants have been working in the tourism field for 5 to 20 years. They travel extensively, know the business very well and are very competent. You should feel free to ask as many questions or make as many requests or alterations as you wish to get your own ideal trip. They are patient, considerate, accommodating, work-loving people who will never feel inconvenienced and will respond to each of your questions carefully and efficiently.
Listen to the customers
  1. Listening to the customers is the best way to know what they really want. To plan a trip, you might be familiar with the destinations and know what you would like to visit, or you might not know what should be included, but can tell us what you like and dislike. In any case, we are happy to hear about your ideas and discuss the tour plan with you.
  2. Our travel consultant will communicate with you via email and sometimes through phone calls, care about your concerns and needs, and offer professional suggestions and specific tour proposals until you are satisfied.
Follow up on feedback
  1. For each booking with TravelChinaGuide, after the clients have completed the trip, we ask for feedback in a follow-up email. Although we are quite confident of our services, we are still eager to know what the clients thought of the tour. We read the feedback carefully. Both positive and negative feedback can help us make improvements.
  2. We also follow up on feedback through phone calls (calling to the hotel or to the local guide) during the tours. If everything is going well, that is good. If there are any unpleasant experiences, we can solve the problem right away and prevent it from happening again in the following tours.
Deal with complaints
  1. In business activities, no matter how perfect an organization may be, complaints from the customers are certain to arise. To deal with the complaints, TravelChinaGuide has a very positive attitude and always tries to solve the problem quickly and fairly.
  2. We take customer complaints seriously. If it is caused by our mistake, we will respond to the guests immediately and take all possible steps to handle it well.
  3. If the complaints are complicated and involve third parties, our Customer Support Team will carry on the investigations and your travel consultant will let you know the anticipated time frame for a response. Our policy is to resolve all complaints within three workings days if possible. Usually we are able to find a solution that pleases our clients and they are happy with the way we dealt with the complaint.
  4. To better train our staff, we keep records of all customer complaints and the resolutions. We learn from each experience and aim to eliminate all complaints in TravelChinaGuide Tours.
As one of China’s leading tour operators, TravelChinaGuide has earned a very good reputation for reliability and maintaining a high standard of service. We strive to exceed customers' expectations by always listening, thinking and doing more.
Questions & Answers
Asked by hasham from THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA | May. 08, 2022 04:27Reply
visa free travel to mainland china
are citizens of the common wealth of dominica can travel to mainland china without obtaining prior visa?

Answers (1)
Answered by Lucy | May. 13, 2022 02:11

Yes. Foreigners holding dominican passports can travel to mainland China without visa.
Asked by JEEVA from INDIA | Apr. 22, 2022 01:01Reply
cash carrying limit - 20,000 RMB is per person or per family ?
Hi, I am leaving china after working here 3 years. i would like to understand that cash carry limit 20,000 RMB is per person or per family ? Can myslef & wife can take 40,000 RMB ? or only Total 20,000 RMB is allowed ?
Answers (1)
Answered by Michael | Apr. 22, 2022 01:23

Hi, according to the regulation, foreigners leaving China are allowed to take 20,000 RMB per person, that is to say, you and your wife can take a total of 40,000 RMB.
Asked by Sunny from INDIA | Mar. 07, 2022 08:32Reply
China Visa & Entrance Policy.
Hi, how's it going? I am sunny need some information is it anyway foreigners can get into China? What kind of visa is necessary? I've heard that need a PU letter and I have tried to contact some schools, but they cannot provide that. Is there anyway or your company can organize a visa and PU letter? I was vaccinated in my country, which is valid in China as well. I very much appreciate your assistance and support.

Best Regards,
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Mar. 07, 2022 09:56

Sorry, we do not arrange visa for our clients. You need to apply for the visa at your local Chinese embassy by yourself. For your information, foreigners are still not allowed to enter China for travelling due to the epidemic. Thanks for your attention.
Asked by GUSTAVO from SPAIN | May. 09, 2021 10:52Reply
china travel information
Hello, How are you? My name is Gustavo Mira, I live in Spain. I am organizing a trip with 5 more friends and our destination is China. We plan to leave Spain on October 20/21, 2021 and return from China on November 3/4. We are 45 years old, we are in good physical shape.
I have read a little about what to visit in China, it is a wonderful and very large country. We would like to visit the most important in the 13/14 days that we are going to be in China. We would like a private trip, just our group of 6 (we may be 7). From what I have read more or less this would be our itinerary, but I am open to suggestions and other interesting locations. We like trips in which we have different activities. We do not like normal trips where you go to see things and take photos nothing more. Activities such as: Treaking, Sailing, diving, motorcycles, bicycles, zip line, canyoning, etc.
Beijing: Visiting the most important of the city. Great Wall: we would like to take a tour that is not very crowded. I don't know if it is possible to do a two-day trek and sleep on the way? Xi'an: Guilin-YangshuoShanghai
This is an initial idea, but I would like to hear your suggestions to improve our experience.
I await your response.
Sincerely, Gustavo Mira
Answers (1)
Answered by Yomi | May. 09, 2021 18:37

I will recommend some famous attractions in Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin & Yangshuo and Shanghai to you.

In Beijing, you are recommend to visit Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven where you can take a stroll and know about the history and story of these famous places. Besides, you can also have a cycling tour around Hutong alleys where you can see many traditional residents in ancient Beijing style. As for the treking tour to the Great Wall, I recommend Mutianyu Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall or Jinshanling Great Wall if you want to avoid crowd. I'm afraid that tourists are not allowed to stay overnight on the Great Wall.

In Xi'an, you can visit Terracotta Army, Huaqing Pool, Shaanxi History Museum, Bell Tower, Muslim Quarter and Giant Wild Goose Pagoda. In addiiton to that, you can hire a bike and cycle around the Xi'an City Wall. As for a treking tour, I recommend Mt. Huashan which is famous for its steep and narrow paths and spectacular views. You can plan a 2-day treking tour on Mt. Huashan as it allows tourists to stay overnight on the mountain and there are many hotels available.

In Guilin, you can have a cruise tour or take a bamboo raft on famous Li River, and visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave and Longji Rice Terraces & Zhuang villages. In Yangshuo, you can plan a cycling tour around the villages and enjoy the rural scenery.

In Shanghai, A visit to the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai Musuem, Nanjing Road, Xintiandi and Oriental Pearl Tower is essential. Apart from that, you can also visit Zhujiajiao Water Town by boat, have a night crusie on Huangpu River and have fun in Shanghai Disneyland Resort.
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