Kelowna Capital News

Business trip planned to China

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is promoting a brand new venture—a five-star, all inclusive trip to China in October 2013.

“The venture is brand-new for us,” said Kelowna Chamber of Commerce president Caroline Grover, who is going on the same trip in April to ensure the October trip will go off without any glitches.

“This trip offers amazing sights and opportunities, going to seven out of 10 of China’s world historic sites, such as the Great Wall, and the Temple of Heaven.”

Equally important, however, is to use the trip as an opportunity to combine business with vacation pleasure, said Grover.

The tour operator will set up business meetings for interested travelers with government officials and business owners, she said. “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 meeting request form is posted on the Chamber website www.kelownachamber.org/discoverchina.

Price, value and connections will drive this Chamber trip to success: four- and five-star hotels, three meals a day, nine days of packed tours with English-speaking guides –all taxes and gratuities included, along with international airfare, for $2,475.

“That is the Chamber member price,” added Grover. “Non-members are welcome for only $150 more.”

A Kelowna-based registered travel agent will be assisting in ticketing and insurance for travelers, working with the Kelowna Chamber and its tour operator, Citslinc.

Citslinc is a member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce,  with its home base in Monterey Park, Cal.

The trip, scheduled for Oct. 9 to 17, will take travelers to Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou. The trip has been a solid hit with other Chambers and Boards of Trade across North America since Citslinc began operating the program in 1992.

The Kelowna Chamber will hold orientation sessions to answer questions, and review the itinerary. Sessions will run every other month from February to the booking deadline, July 31.

For more information on the Discover China trip, or to register, contact Carolin Miller at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce: cmiller@kelownachamber.org; 250-469-7358.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

B.C. oil refinery backers move ahead
 
Senators release Lazar to play for Canada
 
DeHart: New Fiats popular with Kelowna drivers
Christmas Bird Count Takes Place Saturday in Kelowna
 
Okanagan College hires new v-p finance/admin
 
Burtynsky and Carr exhibition at the Kelowna Art Gallery
Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending
 
Atom B Royals win Squirt tournament

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.