China Trip


From the Chamber President:

 China is our second largest export market. Already the world’s largest market for cars, cell phones and seafood, it is the fastest growing market for luxury goods, air passengers and nuclear power. China has the most internet users and online game players, the longest high speed rail network and the busiest port. There are well over 100 cities in China with a population of more than one million and, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit, the economy will grow at rates of about eight per cent per annum for the next decade. In China’s case, seeing is believing.

That is why we are excited to announce a special invitation from the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce to join us next September to Discover China! 

As an exclusive benefit for Chamber members we are partnering with Citslinc International Inc. to provide a 9 day, all-inclusive tour of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai for $2,399 per person.  Citslinc is one of the largest providers of foreign tours to China and works exclusively with over 800 Chambers of Commerce in Canada and the US.

This fully escorted trip is meant to be an introduction to the people, history, culture,

commerce and daily life of this exciting country.  The itinerary is packed with sights and activities that will give you a full and rewarding experience.  There will also be an opportunity for Chamber members to make business contacts in China.  The trip departs on September 22, 2018, returning September 30,2018.  Your trip includes:

  • Round-trip International airfare from Vancouver
  • 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

Prices are based on two person shared accommodation, single occupancy is available for an additional charge of $500.  This trip is also

available to non-Chamber members for an addition charge of $150 per person. Over 20,000 people travelled with Citslinc on Chamber tours last year alone.

I had the opportunity to travel to China last April with them and I was impressed by their high level of professional service.  This trip completely changed my understanding of China and I came away with an entirely new found appreciation for its people and its future.

I have personally traveled to China with this group to evaluate their program and the services offered. I am proud to say it lived up to my expectations and far exceeded the experience I had envisioned. We are YOUR Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce and are thrilled to offer this travel opportunity to our neighbor’s friends and businesses. Come to China with us next fall, you will not be disappointed. - David Sabathne' - President & CEO

History & Culture

Afternoon flight from the O'Hare Airport for Beijing. Your adventure begins as you fly trans-Pacific aboard a wide cabin jetliner. Here are a few locations we will be visiting during your stay;
Tian An Men Square, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, The Great Wall

Tour bus excursion to the Great Wall, the 4,000 mile long and 2,000 year old construction is said to be the only man-made structure visible by the naked eye from the moon. Visit the Ming Tombs. One of the 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs is fully excavated and open for exploration.

Optional tours available that will include, Hutong Tour. Hutong is a traditional living area for ordinary Beijing citizens, the history of which dates back to 1000 years ago. The Legend of Kung Fu is a production which combines the elements of Kung Fu, story-telling, acrobatics, modern dance, and original music to celebrate the philosophy and skill of martial arts. EVENING SHANGHAI ERA Show invested with nearly US $10 million created by international masters, the first of it kinds in China, ERA is a multimedia odyssey whose inspiration is a direct result of the combination of traditional Chinese acrobatic arts and modern technology.

Fluent English-speaking tour guides will be present during your entire trip.

Optional Tours click here.

Discover & Business

Jade Factory (Beijing) So the art of jade carving and traditional is most representative respect of Chinese culture, it is subtle to detail, deeply involved in craftsmanship and natural beauty, which shows a unique form of the glorious Chinese civilization.
DongLin Silk Factory (Suzhou) As known for all of us that the silk culture of Suzhou has been famous all round the world for years. And the silk identification center of our silk research institute has inherited and exalted this traditional culture. 
MeiJiawu Tea Culture Village (Hangzhou) Hangzhou’s Mei Jiawu tea culture village has more than 600 years of history. The fragrant green tea aroma that fills the atmosphere is that of the famous West Lake Dragon Well green tea.
Shanghai Artistic Carpet Factory (Shanghai) 
Shanghai Artistic Carpet Factory was set up in 1904 with a long history, which is almost 100 years. Now, it is a big government carpet woven factory with six branches distributed around suburbs of shanghai.

The Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce will be visiting (2) economic development zones for those who wish to establish contacts in China.  Please indicate on your application that you wish to do business in China and we will make those connections.

Tour Schedule click here.

Hotel Accommodations & Meals

Start your day with an outstanding breakfast buffet; 3 meals each day included. All hotels are 4 to 5 star accommodations; with friendly staff to greet you as you arrive.

Sample Restaurants:

Beijing:Golden Palace Restaurant
Braised Beef Brisket, Beef fillet with Oyster sauce, Fried Chicken fillet, Sweet and Sour Pork, Braised eggplants, Fries, Sauté Seasonal vegetable, Diced chicken with bean paste sauce, Rice, Chinese traditional dumpling, Oxtail soup

Suzhou:Lan Li Garden Restaurant

Fried shrimp with pepper and salt,Special-flavored minced pork, Fried fish with tomato sauce, Fried chicken nugget, Bean curd with ham, mushroom and shrimp, Poached sliced pork in hot chili oil, Braised eggplant with minced pork.

Price reflects Double occupancy
Add $500 for single occupancy
Add $200 to take Terra-Cotta Warriors itinerary
Add $100 for non-chamber member registration
Including free business conference if passenger requires.
Including shuttle bus service on departure and return day.
Including Post Departure Travel insurance.
Including everything on itinerary, and the tax.

Click here to view Citslinc promotional video.

  Informational China Trip Meeting Schedule  
Friday, March 16, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Winfield Park District Athletic Center
0N020 County Farm Rd., Winfield IL 60190
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Friday, March 23, 2018
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Warrenville Park District Athletic Center
3S481 Warren Ave., Warrenville IL 60555
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
ARC Center - West Chicago Park District
201 W. National St., West Chicago IL 60185
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We will be able to assist you to obtain your Visa/Passport if requested.
Space is limited. The balance is due on or before June 15th, 2018 so register today!

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306 Main St.
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Phone: 630-231-3003
Fax: 630-231-3009
Email: team@westerndupagechamber.com

Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM-Noon 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed