Our chamber views our Global Familiarization Trips as a way to assist in our transition to a global economy. For the most part, our destinations are important U.S. trading partners that people may not feel comfortable traveling to on their own. The vendors we select to provide these trips have expertise in designing itineraries that appeal to chamber members.
President Dwight Eisenhower considered global travel to be the passport to world peace. “I have long believed that peaceful relations between nations requires understanding and mutual respect between individuals,” he said. Our program is directed toward helping Americans understand the culture, customs, and history of other countries as one step toward bringing the people of the world closer together.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Global Familiarization program is on hold. We will offer trips again in the future, when it is safe to travel internationally. Thank you for your patience - we can't wait to travel with you again!