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On behalf of my husband Ray, myself and my daughter Sarah Tao, I would like to send Louie at Lotus Travel our sincere thanks for arranging our orphanage visit at Changde Social Welfare Institute (SWI) in China's Hunan Province. We thoroughly appreciate your help in organizing this very special part of our trip to China. We felt that visiting Sarah's orphanage has enabled us to come 'full circle' in her life.
-Barbara Lewis from Canada

Eight Reasons to Travel with Lotus Travel

Lotus Travel's mission is to connect adoptive families and their children to the authentic and rich Chinese culture. With our expertise, we can assist your family to appreciate the rich cultural heritages of Asia.

Reason #1 Specialization
Lotus Travel has a reputation for specializing tours.  Our tour experts will design a unique tour just for your family according to your preferences and needs. Interesting sightseeing programs, fun hands on cultural activities and meaningful orphanage visitations are incorporated on your itineraries!

Reason #2 Range of Service
One call does all! Besides serving as an experienced adoption travel and homeland visit tour agency to China and Southeast Asia, Lotus Travel is also an international ticket consolidator. In addition to arranging your intra-China travel, we can also reserve and issue your international air tickets using our competitive contract rates. Lotus also offers visa services, China cell phone rental and travel insurance plans to travelers.

Reason #3 Value Added Service Promise
Tell us your desired homeland tour itinerary and we promise that Lotus Travel will have the best value for that itinerary.  Check with us first or last.  Our value added service promise stands and you can experience the best in homeland travel.

Reason #4 Cutting Edge Customer Service
Lotus Travel has specialized in adoptive family travel since 1995. Our tour experts constantly visit China to explore potential new attractions and better hotel options for adoptive families to ensure that we are providing the best experience for our families. Our adoption travel specialists and tour experts are alert of the needs and emotional stress of adoptive families. We assign each family their own expert for trip planning to create a high level of personal service. Our commitment is for superb assistance to families, for both Homeland Heritage Tours and adoption travel.  

Reason #5 Travel Preparation Assistance
Lotus offers families copies of research articles, by Clinical Child Psychologist, Dr. Rebecca Nelson and other experts. The articles help families prepare for their birth country visit by providing insights for returning families. Our staff members, which are primarily from China , can provide practical Chinese cultural insights and travel tips.

Reason #6 Travel Professional Expertise
Our tour guides are certified China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) experts.  They have each pursued a four-year university degree, speak English fluently and have a minimum of four years of tour experience. They are very familiar with China travel and the adoption processes, therefore can serve as a reliable and responsible source.

Reason #7 Charitable Initiatives
A percentage of our standard tour cost is donated to our Orphans Improvement Program to help improve the quality of life of Chinese orphans. Lotus is working diligently on charitable projects that will benefit orphans in China.

Reason #8 Supporting the Adoption Community
Our grant and charitable fund programs support adoption agencies, FCC chapters, and non-profit organizations with limited budgets, to organize meaningful cultural events and finance charity projects.  Eligible entities apply for grants through our website (www.lotustours.net). In addition, Lotus makes regular donations in support of FCC chapters' charity projects, fundraising auctions and cultural events.

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