The Santa Barbara Region Chamber of Commerce will once again travel with Citslinc to China in March 2011. Earlier business trips to China in March 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 were shared over these years with 40,000 business people from other west coast chambers with their families and friends. The trip to China departs March 25, 2011 and returns April 3, 2011. This year’s trip features a 4-day, 3-night cruise along the Yangtze River.
The Chamber will hold its first Orientation meeting for interested travelers Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 5:30 in the Chamber offices. Located at 924 Anacapa St., there is convenient parking directly across the street in the public lot at Carrillo and Anacapa streets. A second orientation meeting with tour host and owner Citslinc’s Leo Liu is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20 at 5:30 pm.
You will visit memorable sites, both ancient and modern, and enjoy a multitude of unforgettable experiences. Of professional interest, you will also learn a great deal about how the Chinese business system operates. As you consider whether to join the Santa Barbara Chamber, please do not hesitate to ask questions. It is recommended that you do some “homework” to help with your decision. Read a few travel guides. Do some research on the Internet. This will be one of the most unique trips you will have the opportunity to make. Space is limited.
This tour is an exceptional value. The cost is $2,799 for members, (per person, based on double occupancy), ($3,099 for non-members), which includes your round trip airfare, 5-star or 4-star hotel accommodation, deluxe tour bus, knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides in each city, three full meals every day, fees for all attractions and any applicable taxes.
Citslinc has 30 years of experience in the China tour business. The Santa Barbara Region Chamber has sponsored trips to China for five years. We are confident that the trips are well organized, informative and the best deal you will find in travel. Whether you have questions on tipping or taxis, luggage or lunches, customs or rest rooms we will prepare you well for your adventure.
China is a modern country, so you need not feel as though you are preparing to travel back in time, to a less sophisticated society. In many instances, the country is not “behind” so much as “different.” For example, you will find very few ATM machines, but traveler’s checks and credit cards are accepted everywhere. Leave your checkbooks and check cards behind. The electricity in China is 220 volts and an adapter is required to operate even an American hair dryer. However, both the adapter and the hair dryer are available at the hotels in which we will be staying. Though you will be treated to sumptuous regional foods, you may forgo the chopsticks and grab a Big Mac or a plate of KFC wings. To the dismay of some traditionalists, you may also partake of a genuine Starbucks latte. We hope you will join us!