Western New York Chamber Alliance to Host Historic Trip to China this Fall


Western New York Chamber Alliance to Host Historic Trip to China this Fall

Trip is open to the public

BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Western New York Chamber Alliance are once again partnering with CITSLINC International to offer a 9 day tour of China from September 26 – October 4, 2010. More than 600 Western New Yorkers have traveled to China as part of this excursion since 2007.

The 9-day tour includes air fare from JFK, 4 and 5 star hotels, three meals each day, deluxe bus tours, English speaking tour guides and visits to Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. The total cost of the trip is $1,999 per person (based on double occupancy).

According to Fred Bristol, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, the trip features unique opportunities to see how business is done in China, networking with other Western New York businesses, tours led by experienced and knowledgeable guides, and stops at Tian An Men Square, Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall. Shanghai is also the site of the 2010 World Expo, with exhibitions, events and forums based on the Expo theme, “Better City, Better Life.” Shanghai hopes to build a powerful and lasting pilot example of sustainable and harmonious urban living for Expo attendees. For an additional fee, travelers can also explore Xian (Terra Cotta Soldiers) and Guilin (Elephant Trunk Hill). The trip is open to the community.

For more information on this 9-day tour, pre-tour informational sessions will be held:

May 19th at 5:00 p.m. – Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main Street, Suite 200, Buffalo Contact Charlene at cjaniga@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1770 to sign up or for details.

May 20th at 5:30 pm, One Fox Run Lane, Orchard Park
Contact Nancy at 716-662-3366 to register.

May 25 at 7:00 pm, Clarence Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence

Contact Judy at 716-631-3888 to register.

May 26 at 5:30 pm, Genesee County Chamber of Commerce, 210 East Main Street, Batavia

Contact Melissa at 585-343-7440, ext. 27 to register.

For additional information on the trip, visit https://www.thepartnership.org/Home/Programs/ChinaTrip


The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. Partnership members employ more than a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development, and convening.

For Press Inquiries, Please Contact Grant Loomis, Vice President, Government Affairs at gloomis@thepartnership.org or 716-541-1736