China Travel Services

Travel services in China are enterprises that make a profit by handling entry, exit and visa formalities for visitors, soliciting and receiving tourists and providing food, lodging, and other services for tourists.

These travel services fall into two categories: international and domestic. The international travel services organize inbound tours for travelers from overseas, outbound tours of Chinese citizens, and domestic travel business. Of all the travel services in China, 1,160 are allowed to solicit and receive overseas tourists.

The international travel services of China provide the following services:

  1. Soliciting tourists from among foreigners, overseas Chinese and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan; organizing them in group and individual tours of China; and providing a complete array of tourist services, including transportation, sightseeing, lodging, shopping, entertainment and tourist guides;
  2. Handling entry, exit and visa procedures with the authorization of prospective tourists.
  3. Booking air, boat, and train tickets, and providing luggage service for tourists.