• Chamber Treks

    Tahoe Chamber's Local, Regional, and International Treks are a great opportunity to build relationships and broaden perspectives, enabling community members to collaborate for success in the region.

  • 2015 - Pompeii & Amalfi Coast, Italy 2015 - Pompeii & Amalfi Coast, Italy

    Tahoe Chamber will be visiting the irresistible Southern Italy and Amalfi Coast, and is inviting chamber members and the community to join them on this once in a lifetime experience.

    Rich in culture and stunning scenery, Southern Italy is the setting for this breathtaking journey. Enjoy an eight day journey back to the old country where you will explore not one, but many Italies. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, find yourself relaxing in the town of Sorrento or sight-seeing along the Amalfi Coast, which includes gorgeous places such as Positano, Ravello and Amalfi. On this remarkable trip you will also encounter the world famous archeological site of Pompeii. The beautiful Amalfi Coast awaits you with its great food, historical sites and beautiful architecture providing an unforgettable Italian experience. Click here for more information.

  • 2014 - Park City, Utah 2014 - Park City, Utah

    Keep Park City, Park City was the motto participants experienced while on the Chamber Trek in April 2014. Apparently keeping Park City, Park City means collaboration, strategies, positive attitudes, excellent customer service and embracing thoughtful development that maintains the historical and recreational identity of the valley.

    TahoeChamber partnered with the North Lake Tahoe Chamber for a Trek to Park City. 26 participants including representatives from the City of South Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, Transportation Management Association, Tahoe Transportation District, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, Placer, El Dorado and Douglas Counties joined numerous business leaders, such as medical professionals, recreation and hospitality providers, as well as a lawyer, realtor, entrepreneur and an economist in a quest to learn best practices.

    Click here to read more about the Chamber's experience.

  • 2014 - Cuba 2014 - Cuba

    The chamber recently visited Cuba. Our Chamber President's experience is described below:

    "Several community members recently joined my husband and me on a trip to Cuba. We visited three cities, the countryside and interacted with people from all walks of life, including at a ballet rehearsal, an afternoon on a ranch and interactions with artists, musicians, architects and librarians. Throughout our journey, confronted with the realities of communism or “good for all socialism” we constantly found ourselves questioning the results. The Cubans were welcoming, resilient and creative, and we couldn’t help but wonder the success they would have achieved if given the opportunity..." Click to read more.

  • 2012 - Costa Rica 2012 - Costa Rica

    Photo of a sloth in Costa RicaCosta Rica Trek – observations of ecotourism aka geotourism:

    Numerous definitions of “geo/ecotourism” abound, but most include the premise of balancing the environment, economy and local communities. More detailed definitions include principles such as: community engagement, responsible marketing, research and staff training.

    Some experts believe that ecotourism in whatever form is harmful and contradicts sustainability.  However, if one concurs that human curiosity has for centuries resulted in  exploration far from home whether by ship, space shuttle or the automobile, and furthermore accepts that  travel enriches wouldn’t it make sense to responsibly embrace geotourism? With or without geotourism our region is going to see some level of tourism, and thus we’d be well served to adapt best practices. On our trek across Costa Rica we encountered varying levels of success.  Read more here.

  • 2012 - Monterey, Livermore & Sacramento 2012 - Monterey, Livermore & Sacramento

    Chamber Trek State CapitolTourism, transportation, and the environment were among the topics explored during the Pathways to Prosperity Trek produced by TahoeChamber in partnership with the North Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce and the Tahoe Prosperity Center. Basin business and civic leaders traveled by bus to Monterey Bay, Livermore and Sacramento in an effort to learn how other communities have succeeded in their quest for prosperity and environmental sustainability. The communities visited have faced similar challenges to those in the Tahoe Basin, including moving a highway, sub-standard wages, high unemployment, environmental challenges and diverse populations with disparate interests. View photos.

  • 2011 - China 2011 - China

    China Trek PhotoTahoe Chamber partnered with Citslinc International to offer the community a unique and affordable opportunity to travel to China. 

    The nine day tour took guests to the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou; as well as famous sight seeing attractions such as Tian An Men Square, the Temple of Heaven,  the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, the Pudong Economic Development Zone and many more.  View photos.