CHAMBER COLUMN: Travel with the Chamber in 2019
The Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting multiple exciting travel programs in 2019. Together with Colette, Chamber Explorations, and Indus, we are happy to offer five very different & unique trips!
Start off your year with a 9-day trip to Costa Rica! Depart on January 16th from Chicago’s O’Hare airport and experience Central America like never before. Highlights include visits to Poas Volcano National Park, a coffee plantation, Arenal Volcano National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and many other scenic locations & tours! The all-inclusive price is $3,249 per person at double occupancy.
The month of March features a 12-day trip to explore the “Best of Vietnam & Cambodia.” Start your adventure on March 19th with an overnight flight to Vietnam. Upon arrival, travelers will take in the sights of Halong Bay, the beautifully preserved UNESCO heritage town of Hoi An, the lively atmosphere of Hanoi, the Temples of Angkor, and take tours of historic Saigon along with other nearby villages! The all-inclusive price for this trip is $2,799 per person at double occupancy. There will be a webinar hosted by the travel company for this trip on Wednesday, September 26th, at 5:30 PM. The registration for this webinar can be found at www.charlestonchamber.com
Looking to stay state side during your 2019 travels? Be sure to check out the National Parks of America trip that will be taking place July 13th through the 24th! This trip includes highlights of Scottsdale, Law Powell, the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Salt Lake City, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton & Yellow Stone National Parks, Old Faithful, Sheridan, Bighorn Mountain, the Crazy Horse Memorial, and Mount Rushmore. You won’t be able to beat the all-inclusive price of $4,949 per person at double occupancy. A free informational meeting with the travel company for this trip will be held on Wednesday, September 19th, at the Chamber office beginning at 2 PM.
If you are interested in checking out New Mexico, this trip is for you! Depart on October 4th for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta and three nights in Santa Fe! The highlights include the balloon fiesta & city tour, Old Town, Indiana Pueblo Cultural Center, the Los Alamos City Tour, and many other historic sights. The all-inclusive cost for this exciting tour is $2,499 per person at double occupancy.
Get in the holiday spirit with the last trip offered in 2019 – Switzerland, France, & Christmas Markets on the Rhine! This December 3rd trip features Lucerne, Strasbourg, and six nights aboard the Amadeus Silver II. The all-inclusive cost of this trip depends on what deck of the ship each traveler chooses. The cost per person at double occupancy can range anywhere from $3,395 to $4,895.
Details of each trip, flyers, and reservation forms can be found on the Chamber’s website at www.charlestonchamber.com – For any additional travel information, please contact the office at 217-345-7041.
Jordan Landeck is interim president and CEO for the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce.