Valley, River businesses can get in on China trip
Plan to attend a free China trip information session on Oct. 16 in Courtenay at the Best Western or Campbell River on Oct. 17 at the Enterprise Centre.
The information sessions are open to the public and will provide a complete overview of the china trip details. Light refreshments will be provided and the sessions are from 5:30-7 p.m. The information sessions will provide details on the opportunity to experience China with the Campbell River & District Chamber of Commerce as we host a nine-day tour that will take you to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou – to see the natural beauty, culture and traditions of a country of 1.3 billion people. The five-star, all inclusive trip is open to all Chamber members for $2,499 inclusive and the general public for $2,499 plus $150 inclusive. It’s a great first time introduction to China but also offers something special for all travellers from a cultural, personal or business perspective. To register to attend one of the information sessions, go to www.campbellriverchamber.ca and follow the event links or call 250-287-4636 and register through the Chamber.
“This trip offers amazing value, sights and opportunities,” says Colleen Evans, Campbell River Chamber CEO, who went on the same tour in March, at the invitation of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Executives. “Travelers will go to seven out of 10 of China’s world historic sites, including the Great Wall and Temple of Heaven and experience exceptional tours while visiting Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou.”
To date over 25 travellers have registered to participate in the trip that will run from April 2-10, 2014. This trip has been a solid hit with Chambers and Boards of Trade across North America since Citslinc, the tour operator, began operating the program to Chambers in 1992.
“Beyond incredible; worth every penny; outstanding tours, culture and beauty; luxurious accommodations and once-in-a lifetime-experience are just some of the comments other chamber members have said who have taken this trip. It exceeds everyone’s expectations.” adds Evans.
“Importantly,” said Evans, “for interested travelers we have arranged an opportunity for a half day business meeting with China businesses as an itinerary option. The tour operator, working with the Chamber, is able to set up business meetings for interested travelers with government officials and business owners.
“We recognize China as a critical part of the BC and Canadian economy. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the culture and the business life of China.”
A business meeting request form is posted on the Chamber website for travelers interested in including a business meeting in their travel plans.
Price, value and connections will drive this all-inclusive Chamber trip to success: four and five star hotels, three meals a day, nine days of packed tours with experienced English-speaking guides, all taxes and gratuities included along with round trip international airfare from Vancouver as well as all in-country transportation for only $2,499.
“That’s the Chamber member price,” says Evans. “The tour is open to the general public as well for only $150 more.”
Our registered travel agent, Uniglobe is a Campbell River Chamber member and will be assisting in ticketing and insurance for traveller’s, working with the Chamber and its tour operator, Citslinc. Citslinc is a Campbell River Chamber member, with its home base in Monterey Park, California and works in partnership with Chambers of Commerce across North America to offer exceptional travel experiences.
A fringe benefit sees Chamber members travelling with business colleagues and travellers from around the Island and around the country. That equals nine days to talk business, get to know each other and share an amazing cultural tour discovery experience.
If you are interested in learning more, the Chamber is hosting two complementary information sessions this month. The first information session will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Best Western & Westerly Hotel and Convention Centre in Courtenay. The second session will take place on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Enterprise Centre in Campbell River. Both of the sessions are free, but pre-registration is required and can be home at www.campbellriverchamber.ca or by calling 250-287-4636.