Me? a trip planner?
Learn a thing (or six) from an expert in our Q&A
with Ed-Ventures tour operator Paul Larsen.
Yes. You’re a trip planner. Whether you see it as a calling or a curse, if your
goal is to get your congregation or faith community to enjoy a pilgrimage
or to explore and experience a new destination, attraction or event ...
you’re a trip planner!
And this guide will help.
Planning a trip for travelers of faith is all about options and having the
connections to get things done, and Routes of Faith gives you the best
of both. For each place or thing to do as described on these pages, you’ll
find Faith Travel Association members who can deliver what your group
desires. The people who belong to FTA—tour companies, attractions
and destination marketing organizations all over the world—are travel
professionals. They design tours and lead tours and welcome tours. They
know what works and what doesn’t for groups of all ages, sizes and faiths.
In these pages, you’ll also learn 10 reasons why using an FTA tour
operator is a smart decision for you and your travelers. The FTA family
wants to partner with you on your next journey to make it safe,
affordable, inspirational and memorable.
Keep reading. And have a good trip, planner.
The 500th anniversary of the Protestant
Reformation highlighted in FTA-member tours.
on the cover
Walking the Footsteps
A Movement that Changed
Five types of terrains where people of faith
can discover spiritual settings that offer awe. See story on page 10.
See story on page 6.
published by Faith Travel Association who we are
editor Doug Rentz contributors Kendall Fletcher
Gabe Webb Faith Travel Association is a worldwide community of tour operators, travel agents,
destinations and travel suppliers who serve the faith-based travel market. Its parent
organization is the National Tour Association, an innovator and leader in the tourism
industry for over six decades. Founded in 1951 and based in Lexington, Kentucky, NTA is the
premier, global community of packaged travel professionals who serve customers traveling
to, from and within North America. Learn more at NTAonline.com and on social media.
graphic design Anna Pettus