June 4, 2008

WRTA extends popular Membership & Expo savings package through June 2008

WRTA extends popular membership & expo savings package through June 2008
Special New Year/New Client promotion to continue for 30 more days

LITTLETON, Colorado (June 4, 2008) – Due to the overwhelming success of this past spring’s New Year/New Client Promotion, the World Religious Travel Association (WRTA) is extending the popular savings program through June 30, 2008. For the next month, travel agents can save substantially when they join WRTA as a member and register to attend this fall’s historic World Religious Travel Expo. With the extension, travel agents can save as much as $100 when purchasing the combo Membership/Expo package, or as much as $150 if they belong to a consortium.

“The timing of extending this very well-received promotion could not be any better. As many travel providers and agents are learning, the faith tourism market continues to remain one of the most consistent and dependable producers of revenue in this year of uncertainty,” said Kevin J. Wright, WRTA President. “By continuing the New Year/New Client savings campaign, more travel agents can now tap into the burgeoning and robust marketplace of the religious traveler.”

The extended 30-day offer applies for any agent registration made from June 1 – June 30, 2008.

With more tour operators entering or expanding their presence in the faith tourism marketplace including Trafalgar Tours, CIE Tours International, EIS-European Incoming Services, and Unitours among others, there has never been a more important or opportune time for travel agents to take advantage of religious travel market networking opportunities, education, and business resources. In addition, by joining WRTA as a member, travel agents can display the WRTA membership logo on promotional materials, signifying affiliation with the leading faith tourism organization.

By attending the World Religious Travel Expo & Educational Conference 2008, travel agents can develop key partnerships, meet qualified prospects, find new suppliers, attend market-specific workshops and discover how to enter or expand their presence in faith tourism. The World Religious Travel Expo will be held October 29-November 1, 2008 at the Gaylord Palms Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

To learn more about WRTA EXPO 2008 and pricing discounts for agents and consortiums, or to register online, visit http://www.religioustravelexpo.com/ or call 1-800-657-1288 (or 360-778-3047). For more information about becoming a WRTA Member and joining the leading network for the religious travel industry, visit http://www.religioustravelassociation.com/.

About the World Religious Travel Association (WRTA)
The World Religious Travel Association (WRTA) is the leading network for shaping, enriching, and expanding the $18 billion global faith tourism industry. WRTA exists to bring the travel trade and religious consumer together for the primary purpose of promoting and providing quality faith travel experiences around the globe. As the source and voice for the religious travel industry, WRTA provides members opportunities to network, learn, contribute, and lead. WRTA embraces all segments of faith tourism: Pilgrimages, Leisure, Cruises, Events/Conventions, Missions, Retreats, Attractions, Family, Student/Youth, Adventure and Volunteer Vacations. To learn more about WRTA or to become a member, visit http://www.religioustravelassociation.com/ or contact WRTA at 1-800-657-1288 or 360-778-3047. To attend or exhibit at the World Religious Travel Expo, register online at http://www.religioustravelexpo.com/.