Conyers-Rockdale Chamber ready to take public on vacation in China, Italy

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the Great Wall of China? Would you like to experience an authentic Chinese restaurant? Now you can.


The Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce is headed to the Far East for the fourth consecutive year and is rolling out the welcome mat to anyone who wants to go this fall and experience the culture, food and top tourists’ destinations in Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou.

“China is the trip of a lifetime,” said Fred Boscarino, president of the Chamber. “Most people are excited and want to go, but can’t afford it.  We’ll be staying at 4-and 5-star hotels and all of the attractions are included.”


The nine-day journey, Oct. 14 – 22, includes round-trip airfare from New York’s JFK Airport, hotels, three meals per day and tours with English-speaking guides for $2,299 per person, double occupancy.


Boscarino said the Chamber again selected China, an emerging economic power, because the trip received high scores from previous participants.

Carolyn Williams, a retiree from Lithonia, was among 64 people who went to China with the Chamber last year.


“China was fantastic and the Chamber offered great service throughout the entire process,” said Williams. “I would encourage others to take advantage of what I feel was a great price that you won’t find with groups traveling to these kinds of destinations.”


The Chamber also is going to the Amalfi Coast, Italy Nov. 11-19. Travelers will enjoy the first class Hotel Bristol, which is nestled in a cliff overlooking the sea and the Bay of Naples. The hotel offers stunning panoramic views of the picturesque village of Marina Grande, restaurants, and a relaxing sauna.


The nine-day trip is $2,595 per person, double occupancy, and includes stops throughout Rome in Sorrento, Capri, Pompeii and Naples.


“We want to expose people to commerce and culture. We have a lot of exciting events planned for both of the excursions we’re taking this year,” said Boscarino.


The trips, Boscarino said, are open to anyone who wants to enjoy another country—not just Chamber members. The Chamber has secured affordable rates through tour companies that specialize in packages for Chambers of Commerce.


The China trip deposit of $200 is due on July 2. Payment in full is due on July 16. The Italy trip’s initial deposit of $500 is due on July. Full payment is due on Aug. 5.


For more information on the trips, call the Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce at 770-483-7049.