Tour Guides vs. Us: Knowledge of Local Products
While a Beijing tour guide knows the special places in the city, Cathryn helps you find the unique products and items for sale all across Beijing.
When you go on a shopping trip here, you need a local product specialist like Cathryn to lead
you and give you advice on the right things to buy.
1. Cathryn tells you everything what types of items are available to the appropriate price of each and every product. As she is an expert on the local businesses in Beijing, she also makes sure you find the best quality and selection of every type of item.
A Beijing tour guide is good at taking tourists to visit the places of interest in a city, and doesn’t specialize in the local businesses. Shops most large tour groups go to are usually not the best in their industry.
2. Ask Cathryn, and she will tell you the history, culture, and interesting stories behind anything you want to buy. She has spent years visiting shops and learning about the products.
Beijing guides aren’t trained on the specifics of cultural items or things you see in local shops. They focus on the famous sites in a city, and can tell you many things about the must-see places.
3. Cathryn knows what types of products can best suit your needs. Before starting your trip, she listens to you and finds out what goals you want to accomplish in your shopping trip. When you are shopping, she offers her professional advice on the best products to buy.
A Beijing tour guide doesn’t know what products are on your mind or what you need to buy. For the most part, the best they can do is take you to a gift shop near the site you visit, and let you browse until you are ready to go.
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