As a travel agent China is one of those exotic destination that I sell occasionally and usually only when the client comes to me asking for advice on China. River Cruising is always popular, but some want to add a more in-depth tour of the country. I have many vendors that offer wonderful packages but I am always looking for something new and different.
I receive and read many travel publications, attend seminars,webinars and travel trade shows. At these functions you talk with other travel professionals. In recent months I have been hearing wonderful things about Wendy Wu Tours. I knew they were very popular in Australia and the UK, but they were just starting to break into the American market. I had heard of them, but didn't know much about the company or it's product. A few weeks ago Dave and I were invited to a trade show that offered a Wendy Wu seminar. To our surprise after the seminar, Dave and I were both ready to go to China with Wendy Wu. There were so many places to see and things to experience that we think it would take us more than a week.
Wendy Wu has an amazing product, is willing to customize, includes almost everything (even Visa's) and offers more bang for your buck than many other tour operators. If you aren't into a group tour, they offer the same itineraries with your own private driver AND tour guide for a very reasonable price. They even work with clients with limited mobility. They have adapted to the American market and are on their way to being a major competitor. Check out their Facebook site for pictures and videos
So instead of waiting for client to come to me about traveling to China, I will be seeking out clients to experience the wonders of China.