The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a special invitation to join us Oct 2018 to Discover China! You do not need to be a Chamber member to participate in this trip of a lifetime. There will be a China Trip Information Night with Citslinc International travel experts on Thurs, Feb 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Chamber office. Our Chamber is partnering with Citslinc International Inc. to provide an 9 day, all-inclusive tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Shanghai and Hangzhou for the amazing price of $2,199 per person. On your own this trip would cost in excess of $7000. Citslinc is one of the largest providers of foreign tours to China and works exclusively with over 1000 Chambers of Commerce in Canada and the USA. This fully escorted trip is meant to be an introduction to the people, history, culture, commerce and daily life of this exciting developing country. The itinerary is packed with sights and activities that will give you a full and rewarding experience including Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Ming Tombs, historic temples, luxury gardens, Emperor's Summer Palace, impressive Chinese architecture, the Bund (Shanghai's famous waterfront) and much more. Several cultural shows and culinary experiences are available as well as many shopping opportunities for jade, pearls, art, clothing, and silk. There will also be an opportunity for those interested business travelers on this trip to make business contacts in China arranged through the Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The trip departs on Oct 10, 2018, returning Oct 18, 2018. Your trip cost includes: * Round trip Airport Shuttle to/from Amherst/JFK * Round trip International airfare JFK-Beijing on wide body jet * Deluxe in-country ground transportation and local airfare between cities * 4 and 5 Star Hotel Accommodations * Three meals per day * All tour fees, all taxes, and airport fees * Experienced English-speaking tour guides Price is per person based on 2 person shared accommodation. Single occupancy is available for extra charge of $500. Why a Chamber Trip to China? We're glad you asked! China is America's largest trading partner, with annual trade in goods and services worth about $663 billion. Already the world's largest market for cars, cell phones and seafood, it is the fastest growing market for luxury goods, air passenger traffic, electrical power plants and tourism. China has the most internet users, the longest high speed rail network and the busiest sea port in Asia. There are well over 100 cities in China with a population of more than one million. China's economy is forecasted at growth rates of 6-8 per cent per annum for the next decade. In China, seeing is believing! Deadline for registration is July 15, 2018. A non-refundable registration fee of $300 per person is due with your registration and is included in your total tour fare. The balance is due to Citslinc International on or before July 15th, 2018. Over 20,000 people traveled with Citslinc on Chamber tours last year alone. Do not miss this trip of a lifetime!