Summit Travel Introduces Religious Vacations
According to the 2007 Religious Travel Study conducted by Menlo Consulting Group, 4.5 million people have traveled internationally on a religious or faith-based vacation. That number is expected to increase exponentially in the next five years: The same study revealed that by 2012, an additional 9.7 million will have traveled internationally on religious journeys.
In order to meet this growing demand, Summit Travel has launched a new portfolio of faithbased vacations to service the rapidly increasing Religious Travel Market. Summit Travel has partnered with the world’s leading escorted travel company Globus, which in recent years has emerged as an industry and educational leader for religious travel.
We are very excited about this new market and look forward to assisting churches and religious groups to travel the world. Our agency will provide an array of travel options for faith-based clients including religious tours, secular vacations, European river cruising, and much more. Highlights of some of our religious vacations include:
Journey Through the Holy Land. Spiritual. Life changing. Profound and inspiring. There’s no other way to describe the experience of walking in the footsteps of those who started it all, in the land where it all began- Israel. In 2010, Globus will journey through the Holy Land and offer you a once in a lifetime experience to trace the lives of those who inspired us all. This vacation is priced from $2,099 (land-only price#.
Footsteps of Apostle Paul. This immensely popular vacation affords travelers the opportunity to visit sites where the teacher delivered sermons and conducted personal pilgrimages. During this 10-day trip, travelers will visit Greece and Turkey, stopping in cities such as Corinth and Philippi, famed for the letters and teachings that Paul addressed to them. In addition to these religious sites, travelers will also experience sightseeing in ancient Athens and marvel at the beauty of Rhodes Island. This vacation is priced from $2,079 #land-only price#.
Jordan and Egypt in the Bible vacation begins in Cairo, Egypt with sightseeing at the Great Pyramids and Giza’s Sphinx, accompanied by a personal Egyptologist. Afterwards, travelers will continue on their 11-day journey to Mt. Sinai – where Moses received the Ten Commandments – and the Dead Sea, among other biblical sites. This vacation is priced from $2,169 #land-only price).
Legacy of Pope John Paul II vacation offers travelers an intimate look into the life of the beloved pope. Travelers will experience Pope John Paul II’s hometown, visiting his birthplace and boyhood home throughout this seven-day vacation. Other highlights of this tour include visits to Warsaw, Czestochowa and Krakow, all important sites in the Pope’s legacy.
via Religious Travel.