October 5, 2007

WRTA October 1 Special "Expo Announcement" e-Newsletter Edition

Expo 2008 Official Announcement
Pre-media launch announcement for World Religious Travel Expo 2008
October 1, 2007

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Registrations begin for...

World Religious Travel Expo & Educational Conference 2008
Registrations for the World Religious Travel Expo & Educational Conference 2008 begin today for WRTA newsletter subscribers. As the official media release date for the Expo is next Monday (Oct 8), WRTA newsletter subscribers will have a full week in advance to register - providing for best possible booth placement and securing your Expo presence.

The Expo will take place in Orlando, Florida at the renowned Gaylord Resort Hotel & Convention Center October 29-November 1, 2008. More than 100 exhibitors and 400 attendees willl be present from the faith tourism industry including travel agents, faith travel planners, tour operators, cruise lines, tourist boards, CVBs, travel wholesalers, lodging, attractions, transportation, and many more.

Book today and save money with the Early Bird Special (expires Nov 30, 2007!).

Where to learn more about the Expo and register? Visit...


WRTA debuts new Social Network
Join today....it's FREE!

WRTA debuted today its new Social Network! Anyone can join and post their company, agency, or personal profile for Free. You can advertise your travel services, look for vacation companies or tourist boards, and network with others involved in faith tourism. And for those who become Expo registrants, you will be invited to join the exclusive (invite only) Expo Social Network Group. To join, visit www.religioustravelnetwork.com
See you on the Network!

Free Subscription for any WRTA Newsletter Member!
Are you looking for the latest in faith tourism news?

Going On Faith is the U.S. National Newspaper for Traveling Religious Groups, and the official newspaper of the Going On Faith Conference. Written exclusively for the church group travel planner, Going On Faith includes destination features, travel industry news, travel advice columns and more travel content, including a section dedicated to youth group travel ideas. The publication is printed six times a year and read by more than 5,500 subscribers.

How can you earn your FREE subscription? You must be a member of the World Religious Travel Association. NOTE: Only U.S. mailing addresses qualify for the free subscription. Any mailing address outside of the United States is not eligible for the complimentary subscription. For more information contact www.goingonfaith.com.

Reserve your copy today of Leisure Group Travel's
Cover Story!

November's Industry Forecast Issue

Reserve your copy today of Leisure Group Travel's upcoming November Industry Forecase Issue and cover story on Religious Tourism! For travel suppliers - this is THE issue to advertise in.

Recognizing the growing importance that faith-based travelers have on the group travel market, Leisure Group Travel magazine has partnered with the World Religious Travel Association (WRTA) to develop a significant editorial feature in November's Industry Forecast edition that articulates the trends, developments and opportunities in the religious group travel marketplace. Leisure Group Travel magazine has taken an active role in this explosive growth. As a result of dedicated direct mail and email campaigns, they have seen their religious travel group subscription base grow from a few hundred to over 3,000 active church travel planners in just three years. The publication now reaches over 20,000 group travel organizers across North America. Leisure Group Travel is currently accepting advertisements for this definitive issue on religious tourism and travel trends.

Are you a qualified religious group travel organizer that actively sells overnight faith-based trips and vacations? If so, you can receive a complimentary subscription to the leading group travel publication in North America (20,000 subscribers). For all others the cost is only $12 annually.

Begin your subscription or advertising today with
Christian Travel & Cruise Guide!

The Christian Travel & Cruise Guide is the latest publication from Power Trade Media, publishers of Church Executive magazine. Since its inception, Church Executive magazine has been the foremost business information resource for senior pastors, executive pastors and business administrators of the largest Christian traditional and contemporary churches, parachurches and megachurches in the U.S.
Through ongoing readership surveys and industry research, Church Executive focuses on the pulse of large church and megachurch issues that include the growing importance of religious group travel. Church Executive's Christian Travel & Cruise Guide gives religious travel the spotlight it deserves. From Interviews to Travel Tips, the Christian Travel & Cruise Guide is Specifically Written for the Pastor, Church Group Travel Planner and Leisure Traveler. Each issue of the Christian Travel & Cruise Guide contains critical and informative must-read articles and features interviews and unique segments such as regional trip planner, theme trips, supplier category, editorial reviews, and much more.

From the desk of Kevin J. Wright,
WRTA President

I invite you to join us at the first-ever international tradeshow and educational conference for the 300 million traveler religious tourism market. Save money by booking today with the Early Bird Special (which is good only for 2 months until Nov 30!). And remember, space is very limited!

P.S. And don't forget to join the world's first-ever online global social network for faith tourism. Visit www.religioustravelnetwork.com to post your organization or personal profile - it's FREE to join!

See you on the WRTA Social Network!
Kevin J. Wright