Survey: Clayton Chamber Considers Trips to Cuba, Turkey

Several members of the organization visited China this fall.

A new online poll from the asks globe-trekking members whether they would prefer to visit Cuba, Turkey or the cities of Berlin and Prague next year.

This fall, Chamber members took a nine-day trip to China.

Survey-takers are asked to tell the Chamber whether they are interested, not interested or unsure about each of the three possible locations.

The following are highlights and approximate prices for each trip, as described in the survey:

Destination Cuba Turkey (including Istanbul) Berlin (Germany) and Prague (Czech Republic) Price per person $3,200 $2,200 $2,200 Trip length Nine days, eight nights Eight days, seven nights Seven nights (four in Berlin, three in Prague) Highlights Old Havana, prehistoric painted caves, Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs)  Museum, Hemmingway's Farm Finca La Vigia and more Blue Mosque, Byzantine Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Temple of Hadrian and more Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, Prague Castle, Terezin Concentration Camp and mor

The Chamber office is closed for the holidays and reopens Jan. 3. Those interested in taking the survey may contact the Chamber by calling 314-726-0068 at that time.

Bob Windbags December 27, 2011 at 04:57 PM
So instead of helping the smaller Clayton business weather the recession, the Clayton Chamber of Commerce has decided to become a travel bureau ? Where are the programs to induce more Clayton citizens to shop local ? Where are the efforts to keep the smaller businesses from shutting their doors ? My money says two things: 1) the Chamber's director & personal guest probably travel for free on these junkets 2) there will be an exodus of smaller Clayton merchants and restaurants in the next four months. But at least the Chamber leadership will be basking in the Cuban sunshine while the businesses are loading up and moving out....


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