Barriere and District Chamber of Commerce have announced they are inviting people to join them in an all inclusive nine day trip to China this October.
Travellers will visit four of China’s leading cities – Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. Highlights of the trip will be the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs and the Palace Museum.
In Suzhou and Hangzhou the tour includes the Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill, and the Lingyin Temple, as well as a boat cruise on West Lake.
China is a country that is home to 1.3 billion people, and this trip introduces travellers to the traditions and culture of its residents and the natural beauty of the land.
The Chamber’s trip is with Citslinc International, Inc., who are a tour operator established since June of 1992, who operates out of Monterey Park, California. Citslinc is also a member of the Barriere Chamber.
Leo Liu is the president of Citslinc, and Chamber rep Marie Downing says he has been coordinating tours to China for more than 15 years, partnering with over 1000 Chambers of Commerce and Boards of Trade since 2001.
“Each year more than 8,000 tourists visit China on Chamber tours such as this one,” says Downing, “And we have a local travel partner who will be handling all the payment transactions as per provincial regulations.”
Downing notes the trip includes roundtrip airfare from Vancouver, accommodation in five star hotels (based on double occupancy), three meals a day, deluxe bus tours, all in-country transportation, and all gratuities taxes and fees. Tour guides are experienced and fluent in the English language.
Barriere Chamber members and their guest receive a discounted rate based on double occupancy. Non-members and their guest will pay $150 more each. Tours must be booked and paid for by Aug. 1, 2015.
Downing says the Chamber is inviting anyone who would like to learn more about the trip to attend a trip information session on Monday, Mar. 16, at 5:30 p.m., in the multi-purpose room at the Ridge, 4936 Barriere Town Road.
Downing says she’s already packing her suitcase, and can hardly wait “for a trip of a lifetime”.
In the meantime you can use your computer to learn about where the trip itinerary will take those participating, or stop by the Library and check out a book on China. You can aslo contact the Chamber at 250-672-9221 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org