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GATEWAY TO THE EAST China Trip 2013


Discover China The St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with CITSLINC International Inc., invites you to participate in a nine-day, seven night trip to China. This year’s departure date from Vancouver is Saturday, October 5th, 2013 returning on Sunday, October 13th. Gaze at the Great Wall of China, snaking through the mountains; marvel at the colossal Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square; stand in awe at the giant carved Buddha in Hangzhou; walk amongst the towering, futuristic skyscrapers of Shanghai; and enjoy the great hospitality from our Chinese hosts. This extraordinary experience is available to all Northwest Chamber Leader executives, their families and friends. Contact the St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce today to reserve your spot on the next trip!


ALL INCLUSIVE Everything on the itinerary is included in your trip, including: * Round trip international air travel with economy class * Chinese domestic air travel * 4 or 5 star hotels, 3 meals a day * All entry expenses for tour attractions * Tour bus service with English-speaking tour guides * Airport tax and air fuel charge * Post departure travel insurance for all passengers

ONLY $300 for Chamber Executives $2,300 CDN per person plus tax Based on double occupancy. Additional $500 for single rate (waived for Chamber CEO). A non-refundable, $300/pp deposit is due at time of registration with full payment by August 1st. Every passenger must pay a one-time tip of $25 to cover entire trip in China. Passports must be valid through June 2014. The Chinese government requires all travelers to have a Chinese visa. The Chamber can provide you with an application form. * Please note, airfare to Vancouver is not included.

Important Dates August 1st, 2013

Registration and Trip Payment Balance Due

October 5th to 13th, 2013 Trip Departure and Return


Itinerary Day 1 - Vancouver/Shanghai/Beijing - Your adventure begins as you depart to Shanghai. Day 2 - Shanghai/Beijing - Transfer to Beijing, meet your local tour guide and check into hotel. Day 3 - Beijing - Visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, before touring the Great Wall of China, a jade factory and the Ming tombs. Enjoy a Peking roast duck dinner at night. Day 4 - Beijing - Visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City before touring the Temple of Heaven, the pearl market, Summer Palace, Kunming Lake and more. Day 5 - Bejing/Shanghai/Suzhou - Morning flight to Shanghai, then bus to Suzhou. Afternoon sightseeing to Tiger Hill, Suzhou Industrial Park and dinner with Suzhou Municipal Government. Day 6 - Suzhou/Hangzhou - Morning visit to Suzhou silk factory, tour of Lingering Garden, National Embroidery Institute and dinner in Hangzhou. Day 7 - Hangzhou/Shanghai - Morning boat cruise on West Lake with stopover at pagodas. Visit Longjing Green Tea Plantation and the magnificent Lingyin Temple with its 64.3 foothigh carved Buddha. Day 8 - Shanghai - Walk The Bund, the famous waterfront park, then onto Yu Garden, and explore the old town bazaar before a business visit to the Pudong Economic Development Zone. Day 9 - Shanghai/Vancouver - Free time before afternoon flight back to Vancouver.


St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce 71 St. Albert Road St. Albert, Alberta, T8N 6L5 p: 780-458-2833 | f: 780-458-6515 email: chamber@stalbertchamber.com

Please see the attached registration form


Northwest Chamber Leaders China Trip