Travel Impressions Expands China Portfolio

chinaJust two months after announcing its partnership with Wendy Wu Tours to provide fully escorted China tours, Travel Impressions reports it is expanding its portfolio with seven additional itineraries – three of which are exclusive to Travel Impressions and feature luxury amenities. Travel Impressions has also launched a sales incentive program for agents selling the China program.

Among the newly added tours, the 12-night China Discovery, 12-night China In Depth and 16-night China Escape have been designed exclusively for Travel Impressions by Wendy Wu Tours, a specialist with over 15 years experience leading tours to China, Travel Impressions notes. 

These exclusive itineraries place emphasis on luxury with five-star accommodations and an option for Travel Impressions’ Wendy Wu Concierge Service, which provides independence and flexibility by enabling groups and individuals to personalize their itinerary. 

All of the three exclusive tours feature historical Beijing, the  Terra Cotta Warriors of Xi'an and  Shanghai. Additionally, the China Discovery program includes Guilin and a cruise along the Li River to Yangshuo, China In Depth features a four-night cruise on the Yangtze River and the China Escape program combines all of the above into one comprehensive itinerary.

All seven newly added China tours feature domestic transportation and transfers in China, accommodations, most meals including featured dinners, services of escorts and knowledgeable local guides, tours with entrance fees, cruises where applicable, evening entertainment (per the itinerary) and taxes. Group size is limited to a maximum of 28 passengers.

Travel Impressions says travel agents will earn a 1 percent commission bonus for all China reservations (no minimum stay required) made through Travel Impressions. The 1 percent commission bonus is added on to the regular commission agents earn by booking with Travel Impressions.  

Travel Impressions is also providing a 5 percent commission on all published airfares to China.  Standard commissions for land and bulk airfare apply. 

The travel agent with the most China bookings will receive the 10-day, fully inclusive China Experience escorted tour for two people including coach airfare sponsored by American Airlines, Travel Impressions says.

China bookings must be made by Nov. 30, 2012 (with a minimum of five trips booked) in order to be considered as the top booking travel agent.  The prize is valid for travel by Nov. 30, 2013. 

To learn more about China, travel agents can view Travel Impressions’ China Dimension Series presentation (, a product knowledge and training tool which allows agents to virtually experience the product and increase their confidence when recommending to clients.

All China bookings must be made via Travel Impressions’ reservations department at 1-800-284-0044.