Announces Exclusive Azamara Charter Focused on the 2nd & 3rd Missionary Journeys of Paul
LAKELAND, FL – (May 16, 2023) – With bookings reaching record highs and interest from travel advisors in faith-based group travel continuing to climb, ETS today announced the addition of a new Holy Land travel advisor FAM for this December. As well, the company is unveiling an exclusive Azamara charter cruise and land itinerary focused on the 2nd and 3rd Missionary Journeys of Paul that presents travel advisors with the perfect opportunity to book their clients on a tailor-created faith-based program scheduled for this October.
“Our previously announced Travel Advisor FAMs are filling up fast as we are experiencing a surge in new travel advisors seeking to learn about faith-based travel in an up-close and personal way. Our familiarization trips deliver a true insider’s perspective into how these types of journeys energize their travelers’ faith and create loyal clients that travel with them again and again,” said James Ridgway, CEO of ETS. “They are seeing firsthand how faith-based group travel encourages fellowship and drives a level of repeat travelers that is simply unparalleled.”
With travel advisors reporting first-hand familiarization trips as one of the top methods for building specialization that gives them an edge in the travel market, ETS has added an additional opportunity to delve into faith-based travel with an experience that showcases the most iconic of pilgrimages destinations – Holy Land.
ETS’ 9-day December 2023 Holy Land FAM for travel advisors starts at $2,199 including air from New York’s JFK. Presenting the ultimate pilgrimage travel destination, this Holy Land travel program gives travel advisors a deep-dive into the magic of selling faith-based travel as travelers literally walk in the footpaths of Jesus. From Bethlehem and Jericho, to Galilee, Jerusalem, and the Dead Sea, the top sites of interest for faith-based travelers are showcased in-depth. Travel advisors enjoy a view over the Old City of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, visit the Garden of Gethsemane, and walk the Via Dolorosa or “the Way of the Cross.” Further along, advisors will explore many sites of religious significance, including the Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and the Garden Tomb – thought to be the site of crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of Christ. As part of the experience, participants will also learn how to: sell faith-based travel, earn 15% commission – an average of 15,000 dollars per group trip (minimum 30 pax), receive 1 for 10 travel credits, and be a part of a life-changing experience for their church leaders and church members.
Travel Advisors can learn more about ETS’ FAM trip opportunities by registering online to become an ETS Travel Advisor Partner at https://www.etstours.com/fams.
— Exclusive Azamara Charter Focused on the 2nd and 3rd Missionary Journeys of Paul —
The company is also introducing an exclusive ETS charter sailing with Azamara focused on the 2nd and 3rd Missionary Journeys of Paul that includes special faith-based activities and excursions that increase loyalty-building and group camaraderie. The program departs from Istanbul in Turkiye on October 21, 2023, and takes travelers along the routes detailed in the Acts of the Apostles as the places Paul preached during his 2nd and 3rd Missionary Journeys.
Travelers on ETS’ cruises enjoy special activities and seminars by leaders, many considered prominent in their fields, such as clergy, scholars, and more. The novel cruise and land features visits to Philippi, Thessaloniki, Volos, Santorini, and Athens in Greece with a stop in Turkiye’s Ancient Ephesus. This illuminating faith-based experience culminates in Greece’s Corinth, site of one of the churches established by Paul. Further, travelers also can opt for a variety of faith-based pre- and post-extension options showcasing destinations of great significance to Christians including Cappadocia, Istanbul, Izmir and beyond in Turkiye or Italy’s Rome and Vatican City. Full program details, day-by-day itinerary, and inclusions are available at: etstours.com/tours/tj23102023z.
About ETS Tours
Established in 1974, ETS has led over 350,000 people on Faith Based trips over nearly 50 years of business. In addition to the Holy Land, ETS offers Faith Based cruises following the Journeys of Paul, Marriage and Women’s retreats at sea, Fellowship cruises, European Tours, River Cruises and more. ETS has served thousands of pastors and churches throughout the U.S. and abroad. Many denominational leaders have seen the difference a tour to the Holy Land can make in their clergy members and have organized annual tours with ETS. To learn more about how to tap into the $50 billion faith-based travel segment, visit www.ETStours.com, call 1-800-929-4387, or email [email protected].