Some years ago, that title would not have existed. There were few tourists packing up for a trip to China â€“ but Chinese tourism is booming! In 2005 more than 120 million foreign visitors visited China â€“ and experts have predicted a growth rate of 10% every year. Last year 49 million people flew into Beijing !
As always, start with the â€œhow to visitâ€, then the â€œwhen to visitâ€ and follow that up with the â€œwhere and what to visitâ€.
Your choices on the how to visit is an escorted tour, a hosted tour, a river cruise, an independent trip or a combination of these. The escorted tour will provide the biggest bang for your buck. You will be able to choose the itineraries that please you and then you really have nothing else to worry about. Work with a travel professional who can guide you to a reputable tour company and match your wishes and personality with that of the tour. These tours will provide you with your accommodations, some of your meals, handling your luggage, your sightseeing and moving you from one place to the next. It is wonderful no hassle- no worry way to travel!! Remember, this is a country with at least 6 very different languages of its own. And while approximately one fifth of the population is learning English â€“ in a country this size thatâ€™s not a lot of people able to answer your questions!