Discover China! BV Chamber sponsoring nine-day trip this fall

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Greater Berryville Chamber of Commerce will be taking local residents on a trip to China this fall.

According to executive director Chris Claybaker, the Chamber wants to introduce area residents to the people, history, culture, commerce and daily life of an exciting country that is starting to catch the interest of Arkansas.

“Two Arkansas governors have made trips to China during the last few years, bringing back announcements of almost $2 billion in investments in Arkansas that could produce almost 400 new jobs,” Claybaker said.

He continued, “With interest continuing to build to see and learn more about the United States’ second-largest export market and one of the top importers, the Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a nine-day Discover China! Mission on Sept. 29.”

The Chamber is partnering with Citslinc International Inc. to provide a nine-day, all-inclusive tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai for under $2,500 per person, Claybaker said. He said the cost-effective trip to China includes opportunities to visit historic sites like the Great Wall of China and Tiananmen Square. There is also an opportunity to visit with local Chinese businesses.

Citslinc is one of the largest providers of foreign tours to China, Claybaker said, and works with more than 1,000 trip planners in the United States and Canada to send more than 20,000 tourists or business people with their families and friends to visit China annually.

The Chamber will hold an Orientation Meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Cornerstone Community Room. Citslinc CEO Leo Liu will be present to provide a complete briefing on the trip.

“We are looking for at least 30 interested travelers to attend the Orientation Meeting,” Claybaker said.

“You will visit memorable sites, both ancient and modern, and enjoy a multitude of unforgettable experiences,” Liu said. “For professional interest, you will also learn a great deal about how the Chinese business system operation.”

“We picked this fully escorted trip package because it is packed with sights and activities that we believe will provide a full and rewarding experience. There will also be an opportunity for Chamber members to make business contacts in China,” Claybaker said.

The Discover China! Mission includes:

• Roundtrip International airfare from Dallas DFW

• 4 and 5 Star Hotel Accommodations

• Three meals per day

• All tour fees

• Deluxe in-country transportation and local airfare

• Experienced English-speaking tour guides

• All taxes and airport fees

Anyone interested in The Discover China! Mission can contact the Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce at 870-423-3704 or email For more information, visit the Chamber’s website at or Citslinc Int’l website at

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