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We do the Happy Dance then schedule your Discovery call! Your Discovery Call with Jalona is to determine your goals for the tour. This call will help the Jalona Marie team design your agenda and begin coordinating factory tours. You will have two Discovery calls.
Over the next few months, you'll be well prepared for your business tour. With regular emails, conference calls, q&a sessions and videos - the Jalona Marie team will ensure that all i's are dotted an t's are crossed.
Absolutely! Our primary goal is to provide outstanding service which also means protecting confidential information shared with us and any intellectual property shared within the group.
Absolutely! We welcome couples to explore China together. Please ensure that the Jalona Marie team is aware that you are traveling with your spouse.
Yes. Each hotel room will host two people and will have two separate beds (king beds can be arranged). If you would like to chose your roommate, please leave a note at checkout or mention it during your discovery call.
Yes. We will spend all 6 days in Guangzhou, China by way of Shanghai. We will venture into other parts of the city to visit factories, but will remain local to Guangzhou.
Guangzhou is where the world goes to shop, do business, and get things made! It's host to the world's largest trade show and has a concentration of factories and markets unmatched by any other city in China. You'll love Guangzhou!
Thats OK! During your discovery call, you will discuss potential business services and products. You will also have the opportunity for a deep dive into production/service capabilities of the Jalona Marie team.
Yes! Dates for the Fall tour will be released soon, be sure to get on our email list to be notified when the registration opens.
Factories will be announced closer to the departure date. They will be suited to the groups business needs.
Great question! Like all cities, Guangzhou has a mix of communities. It's a thriving city of nearly 20 million, and has a collection of modern, country-side, upscale, and lower-end communities. We will stay in downtown Guangzhou which is very modern and fast-paced. However, some of the factories may be in the country-side, which will have more traditional architecture and will be less modern.
In our opinion, the food is DELISH! There are lots of food choices (Western, Asian, Soul Food, etc) close to our hotel location. Whether you want a quick bite or an upscale dinner experience, we can recommend the perfect meal.
Yes! The tour consists of lots of walking and moving about (in and out of taxis, trains, cars, etc). You will also carry a backpack so being in decent physical shape is recommended.
This tour is limited to 7 bridal professionals.
Absolutely! You are only limited by your creativity! You will see SO many products that you are bound to be inspired. During your Discovery Call with Jalona, you will discuss your product ideas and business plans.
Absolutely! If a separate factory or store visit is on your list of to-do's, let us know, and we will help arrange it.
Yes! We will build in "free" time for personal shopping. There are several malls, and a really fun apparel market that we will visit.
Depending on what your goals are, you may need to purchase samples. We will discuss your goals during your discovery call, however, we advise that most people bring no less than $600 for meals, shopping, and other expenses.
Yes! You will need to obtain a special type of Chinese Visa. You also have to be invited by a Chinese company. Team Jalona Marie will coordinate obtaining your VISA, however, the cost of the VISA ($150-$250) is the responsibility of the tour participant.
Yes. A valid Passport is required. Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports.html for more information.
Yes. A portion of your payment is refundable depending on when the refund is requested. The deposit ($600 is non-refundable). If tour is cancelled on or before Feb. 1st, 2020, 30% of payments received are refundable.
There's no need to learn Chinese, however, learning a few simple phrases may help make your time there more enjoyable. A list of phrases and other helpful travel info is included in the Travel Workbook & Planner.