September 25, 2008

World Religious Travel Expo Sold Out; Organizers Add 25 More Booths to Meet Expo Demands

LITTLETON, Colorado (Sept. 25, 2008) – The inaugural World Religious Travel Expo and Educational Conference has sold out all exhibit space, so organizers have added 25 more booths to an expanded exhibit hall. Last-minute exhibitors will be allowed to purchase booth space through the Oct. 1 deadline.

Already, exhibitors from 30 countries on six continents will gather in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, for this first large-scale gathering of the $18 billion worldwide religious travel industry. It was announced earlier this week that, as part of a new collaboration between the World Religious Travel Association (WRTA) and the National Tour Association (NTA), the WRTA Expo will be "powered by NTA."

“We are thrilled to be in this sold-out position in our first year of hosting the World Religious Travel Expo,” said Kevin J. Wright, WRTA president. “The phenomenal response from the industry is a strong indicator of the diversity and depth of religious travel and tourism.”

The WRTA Expo will feature two venues: The International Tradeshow and The Educational Conference. The combined event provides a one-stop opportunity for travel suppliers, destinations and wholesalers to come face-to-face with more than 400 agents and church travel planners to develop partnerships, introduce new products and services, generate qualified leads and build long-term relationships.

The Expo will be held Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2008 at the Gaylord Palms Resort Hotel & Convention Center in Orlando. For more information, including a complete list of exhibitors, visit