Going on Faith

Summer 2017

The Magazine for faith-based travel planners.

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going on faith [ goingonfaith.com ] "I like to throw in surprises for them," she said. For example, on a trip to Portugal, she organized a special lunch during which travel- ers sampled the area's cuisine and spent time getting to know local hosts. Inigo works closely with pastors and priests of several churches and denominations to customize trips for their groups. Her attention to detail sets her apart as a planner, and her travelers love her for it. "I have a lot of repeat clients," she said. "Most of my clients are my friends forever." After a trip, Inigo may plan a reunion where travelers can relive the memories and stay in contact with the friends they've made, many of whom will also join her for another pilgrimage. "I'm really blessed to have a job like this, to not just give people a trip, but for them to live their faith," she said. "It's very rewarding. It's incredible to see people grow their faith right in front of your eyes." T R A V E L T I P S TIP 1 Plan a pretrip destination seminar that includes information on the desti- nation as well as dos and don'ts so everyone is on the same page. TIP 2 Make sure everyone has a travel companion. TIP 3 Follow-up is important. Find out what aspects of the trip were most memorable and what travelers loved about the trip. It makes your travelers feel important, too. Italy is Inigo's favorite country.

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