No Shopping V.S. No Obligatory Shopping
When TravelChinaGuide Tours say No Shopping Tours, we mean there are absolutely no shops, no factories and no detours. While some tour operators claim they have 'No Obligatory Shopping', please be cautious as they just give their shopping tours a happy gloss. Their tours definitely include shopping stops, and you still waste time and are subject to pressure to buy when taking their tours.
Furthermore, some companies do not mention any shopping in the itinerary, which does not mean they are shopping free tours. You are advised to ask the operators directly if there are any shopping stops before booking. A hidden shopping tour is even worse, because you do not know where, when, and how many shops you may encounter, or what they may be.
You should also be aware of the tourist restaurants, which are often called shopping site restaurants. The meals there are cheap as it is considered a shopping stop with commissions.
What If I Want to Do Some Shopping?
China is a great marketplace where you can find anything you wish for, or indulge in. We will gladly assist you in finding whatever you desire. It would be our pleasure to help if you want to shop.
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