Shopping & No Shopping

Worthwhile shopping makes shopping a pleasure.

Shopping is supposed to be a pleasure, not a disaster. No one likes to pay for things worth nothing. This is why people hate tourist-trap shopping. However, if you can buy things with value and in good quality, for reasonable prices, then why not? Particularly in China, known as the world factory, you can always find a good buy as long as you go to the right places.

China Odyssey Tours totally respects your decision of shopping or not shopping, and coerced purchasing is strictly forbidden. If you want to bring back something you like, we are glad to provide recommendations.

What is worthwhile shopping?

Good Deals
China produces almost any consumer items you need. Many quality products in China are selling at less than half of the price back in your home country. Shoes, suitcases, clothing and accessories are some of the most popular items our customers like to buy.
Meaningful Souvenirs
From time to time when we travel, we are searching for the perfect memento for ourselves and those we care about. In China, cultural items like folk art and traditional handicraft, luxury items like silk, embroidery, jade, and pearls are all ideal souvenirs.
Tailor Made Items
Different from genetic and standard consumer goods, shopping for tailor-made items is going to give you a unique experience. Things like traditional Chinese clothing, or an art item (e.g. Chinese calligraphy, painting, etc.) with your name on it, is recommended.

What about no shopping?

In fear of tourist-trap shopping, some of our customers specify in their tour inquiries that they do not want shopping of any kind during their tours.

We totally understand your concern
This is why our company policy clearly states that forcing customers to shop is forbidden. Staff violation of this policy will be strictly penalised. Do not hesitate to report if it happens. You will have the phone numbers of your travel consultant and the local managers.
We totally respect your decision
All of our recommended shopping activities are evaluated by constant feedback from our customers. If you do want a no-shopping tour, it is perfectly fine. Just let your travel agent/consultant know, he or she will avoid including shopping in your tour plan.

Start tailor-making your own China tour.

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