— Company announces two just-released publications, showcasing new and exclusive ETS programs and unveiling Morocco as a new dedicated destination —
LAKELAND, FL – (June 29, 2023) – Leading Faith-based travel brand ETS today announced the launch of its expanded line-up of 2024 faith-based travel programs, featuring newly designed itineraries exclusively offered by the company as well as new destinations, including Morocco. The announcement is presented with the unveiling of the ETS 2024 Journeys of Faith Catalog and the ETS 2024 Catholic Pilgrimage Guide, two full-color, publications hand-crafted to educate and entice travelers and groups with details of the company’s vast faith-based travel opportunities.
“We are very pleased to report that faith-based travel bookings are once again growing by leaps and bounds,” said James Ridgway, CEO of ETS. “Our insightful product development team has been hard at work designing some of the most distinctive, imaginative, and inspired new itineraries to an ever-expanding range of destinations that feature unique sites and activities ideal for faith-based travel. Each new itinerary has been carefully created to incorporate unique cultural experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments to deliver unforgettable faith-focused experiences for every group that travels with us.”
Most ETS departures include breakfast and dinner daily, dedicated tour director and driver, international airfare from the NY area (with domestic connections offered), faith-based and cultural touring and excursions, plus so much more! The company’s entire range of programs offered through 2024 can now be booked online.
Some of the most unique just released programs new or enhanced for 2024 include the following:
— Eucharistic Miracles Pilgrimage (NEW ITINERARY) – An ultra-fascinating, 16-day pilgrimage that departs on October 3, 2024, from Lisbon, Portugal, showcasing some of Europe’s most remarkable sites where Eucharistic Miracles have taken place. Travelers on this program will explore Santarem, the Church of St. Stephen, Fatima, Salamanca, Burgos, Lourdes, Montserrat, Barcelona, and beyond.
— Shrines of Canada – A pilgrimage to delve into the Shrines of Canada that departs on September 24, 2024. On this itinerary, pilgrims will enjoy faith-focused and cultural experiences in Montreal, the Sanctuary of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Maison Saint Gabriel, Trois-Rivieres, Notre-Dame-du-Cap Shrine, a panoramic tour of the Old city of Trois-Rivières, and Lac Bouchette – where travelers can walk the way of the cross, wander wooded paths, and climb the prayer tower.
— Women’s Retreat Cruise – A 5-day cruise retreat for women that departs on January 11, 2024, from Tampa, Florida, presenting leading Christian women’s speaker, Lina Abujamra, and ideal for women who are seeking to see how their life story fits into God’s big story, who are looking for hope and healing, and who are ready to cruise their way towards personal freedom and joy. Sailing aboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas, retreat travelers will sail to Mexico’s Cozumel and Chankanaab National Park, where they can snorkel among the colorful reefs and travel back in time on an adventure through the Mayan ruins of Tulum then head back to tour Tampa.
— Vibrant Morocco (NEW DESTINATION) – Faith-based travelers can embark on this first-ever main itinerary by ETS to enchanting Morocco, featuring 11-days brimming with amazing experiences. This program takes travelers to explore this kingdom from Casablanca and Fes to Rabat and Marrakech, and featuring special worship services where travelers will experience the rich Christian faith of Moroccans as well as their rich traditions, spectacular diversity, and warm hospitality.
Well-known as the leader in faith-based travel, ETS offers valuable tools, resources, and training sessions to help travel advisors tap into this $50–$100 billion industry. With ETS, travel advisors can learn how to: sell faith-based travel, earn 15 percent 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. To become an ETS travel advisor partner, travel professionals can register online at: https://www.etstours.com/travel-agent-sign-up. Additionally, Travel Advisors can learn more about ETS’ FAM trip opportunities by registering online at https://www.etstours.com/fams.
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 http://www.ETStours.com, call 1-800-929-4387, or email [email protected].