Beware of travel agents

As reported by Kang Bing, at the China Daily, “Want to go on a trip? The most convenient way seems to be joining a packaged tour. You scan the advertisements, find a good bargain, sign a contract with a travel agent, and all the while not knowing you might be falling into a trap.Better living standards have led to a prosperous travel market in this country. So attractive is the industry that travel agencies have sprung up like mushrooms. The latest statistics are not yet available, but the 2004 figure showed there were 13,467 travel agencies in China, double the figure at the turn of the century.When you have to choose someone you can trust from such a sea of travel agents, you can bet you are stepping into a risky business.” Read more>>

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