Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Chamber meeting on journey to China is Thursday

The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce is inviting its members, other business leaders and other interested residents to explore China during a nine-day trip in October 2011.

An orientation meeting will be held 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at The Chamber building, 826 Ewing St., Fort Wayne. A representative from Citslinc International, a company with more than 28 years experience in China tours, will provide details, including the trip itinerary, visa application and payments.

The trip begins Oct. 24, 2011, from JFK International Airport in New York and ends Nov. 1 at JFK.

During the journey, travelers will visit the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Sights include Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, and the Bund.

Travelers will also learn about the Chinese business system, visit some of the country’s economic development zones and have the opportunity to meet with business leaders.

The cost for the trip is $2,099 per person for Chamber members, which includes anyone who is employed by a Chamber member business. Cost is $2,399 for nonmembers.

Included in the cost is the following:
  • Round-trip international air fare (does not include travel to and from JFK)
  • 4- and 5-star hotel accommodations
  • Three meals a day
  • Deluxe bus tours
  • Fluent English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees for attractions
For more information, contact Michelle Merritt at (260) 424-1435 or, or visit The Chamber’s web site.

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