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.
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.
The Chamber has spearheaded multiple trips to China, as well as tours to India, Turkey, Cuba, Peru, Australia, and Egypt.