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Business & Economics Trips to China

Since its reform and opening-up in the mid 1970's, China has developed into one of the world's most powerful and sophisticated economies. With its innovative and daring business strategies, much of the world has endeavoured to study what has made this once sleeping giant mighty again. 

You can choose from a great range of itineraries to suit your group, all accompanied by a local experienced guide throughout your stay.  Combine visits to some of the country's most iconic sites, like the Great Wall, Forbidden City or the Oriental Pearl Tower with the chance to take a look into China's thriving domestic and multinational businesses to give your students a once in a life time experience that is sure to impact their future choices.  


Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5

  • Understanding the nature and purpose of Business
  • Understanding management, leadership and decision making
  • Decision making to improve marketing performance
  • Decision making to improve human resource performance
  • International trade and the global economy

Prices start from£1425pp

Popular itinerary

Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Depart UK airport for overnight flight to Shanghai
2 Arrive Shanghai, meet your guide and transfer to hotel Visit to the Bund and Oriental TV Tower Chinese Evening Meal and River Cruise on Huangpu River
3 Visit to Jade Buddha Temple and Old City Area Visit the Yuyuan Gardens Chinese Evening Meal
4 Visit to Shanghai Volkswagen Tea Ceremony and shopping in Nanjing Road Chinese Evening Meal and Acrobat Show
5 Shanghai Yakult Milk Co Shanghai Urban Planning Centre Chinese Evening Meal
6 Transfer to the Airport for return flight Arrive back in the UK and return to school
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Morning Depart UK airport for overnight flight to Shanghai
Morning Arrive Shanghai, meet your guide and transfer to hotel
Afternoon Visit to the Bund and Oriental TV Tower
Evening Chinese Evening Meal and River Cruise on Huangpu River
Morning Visit to Jade Buddha Temple and Old City Area
Afternoon Visit the Yuyuan Gardens
Evening Chinese Evening Meal
Morning Visit to Shanghai Volkswagen
Afternoon Tea Ceremony and shopping in Nanjing Road
Evening Chinese Evening Meal and Acrobat Show
Morning Shanghai Yakult Milk Co
Afternoon Shanghai Urban Planning Centre
Evening Chinese Evening Meal
Morning Transfer to the Airport for return flight
Evening Arrive back in the UK and return to school

Price Shown includes

  • Return air travel
  • 4 nights Full Board Accommodation in either Shanghai or Beijing
  • Group travel insurance
  • Bespoke itinerary planning service
  • Free Place Ratios
  • Live Trip Tracking
  • Online trip organiser & Travel App
  • 24/7 support whilst you are away

Places to Stay

Reasons to Visit

Beijing Yanjing Brewery

Yanjing Beer Group was established in 1993, but the brewery itself was founded in 1980. Now Yanjing Brewery has developed into one of the largest beer producing enterprises in China. It covers a market share of more than 11% nationwide and boasts 29 affiliated companies, including 21 breweries and 8 relevant or attached enterprises. Its general factory in Beijing is the largest Brewery in Asia. The company also makes soft drinks. The Brewery tour lasts around 1.5 hours and begins with an introduction to the company on film. Then visit the production workshops – including scarifying and fermenting and canning.

Shanghai Volkswagen Auto

Shanghai Volkswagen, established in 1985, is a Sino-German car making joint venture. With an annual capacity of 600,000 cars, it is one of the biggest modern production bases in China. Shanghai Volkswagen has 5 production areas, a technology development center and has produced seven series products. The tour of Shanghai Volkswagen Auto lasts around 1.5hrs and begins by viewing the company’s introduction film. Then visit the third factory’s product exhibition hall, the Press workshop, the body workshop and assembly workshop. A film about the history of the company ends the visit.

Shanghai Financial District

The Financial District in Shanghai is the most prosperous business center in China. Known as Chinese Wall Street, the Shanghai Financial District gathers more than 600 Chinese and foreign banks and financial institutions.

Shanghai Yakult Milk Co.

Find out more about Yakult's commitment to maintaining the quality of its service to all customers and its understanding of the need to support this unique product with a comprehensive education program by visiting its modern production lines.

Shanghai Bao Steel Corp.

Shanghai Bao Steel Corporation is the most competitive steelmaker in China. The main steel business of Bao Steel focuses on the production of hi-tech and high value added premium steel and has an annual production capacity of around 30 million tons. Whilst maintaining its dominance in the domestic market, Baosteel’s products are also exported to over 40 countries and regions in the world including Japan, South Korea, Europe and America. The tour lasts 1.5hrs and includes a visit to Hot Rolling Factory, the port, the blast furnace and the sculpture of the Golden Finger.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China was built over more than two thousand years. Construction on the first section began between the 7th and 6th century BC, and the last work on the wall was done between the 14th and 17th centuries. It is one of the Great Wonders from the world and is said to be the only man made object visible from space.

Forbidden City (Beijing)

The Forbidden City was the former imperial palace, which was the home to twenty four Chinese emperors over 491 years between 1420 and 1911. The Forbidden City is now known as the Palace Museum and is open to Beijing’s visitors. Wear comfortable walking shoes as the palace is 960 meters long and 750 meters wide.

Tiananmen Square (Beijing)

Tiananmen Square was the original gate to the Imperial Palace, and has been burnt down and rebuilt many times between 1417 and 1651. Today, it is remembered as the place where Mao Tse-Tung declared the foundation of the Peoples Republic of China (1949) and more recently was the scene of the 1989 Massacre.

Temple of Heaven (Beijing)

The Temple of Heaven was completed in 1420, but has been expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. Quinian Hall, the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, with the three blue tiled cone shaped roofs, has become a worldwide symbol of Beijing.

Silk Alley (Beijing)

The new Xiushui Market is a modern five-story building that stands just next to the former grounds of the Silk Street clothes market. The imposing structure has a strong traditional Chinese flavour. With about 1,500 stalls, the market is much bigger than the former street, selling bags, cases, shoes, silk goods and Chinese paintings traditional crafts.

Friendship Store (Beijing)

In the 1980s, every major town had a Friendship Store. The chain was started in the late 50s as a sign of friendship between the Chinese and foreigners when China first opened to the outside world. The Friendship stores have now evolved into a six-story department store selling foreign and domestic goods that welcomes everyone.

Oriental Pearl Tower (Shanghai)

The Oriental Pearl Tower stands by the bank of Huangpu River. The tower is 468 metres high and is the highest TV Tower in Asia and the third highest one in the world. The sight-seeing floor in the brilliant upper sphere is 263 metres high and 45 metres in diameter and is the best place to get a bird's-eye view of Shanghai.

Shanghai Harbour Cruise

Huangpu River, a symbol of Shanghai, originates in Dianshan Lake and empties into the Yangtze River at Wusongkou. It is 114 kilometers long and 400 meters wide. The river divides Shanghai into east and west. Ships depart from the Bund sail to Huangpu Bridge in the south, turn and head north towards Wusongkou, and return to the Bund.

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