Religious Tourism comes to fore at CHURCHES ’08 exhibit

The 1st International Ecumenical Event in Asia opens the door to religious tourism
Dec. 26, 2007 - PRLog -- From a trend that has focused on travel lifestyle, worldwide jetsetters and even middle-income market segments all over the globe are now rapidly moving towards a “spiritual stage” in travel – what we now call the global “religious tourism trend.”    

"Trips for religious reasons have multiplied over the past decades - for pilgrimage, the fulfillment of pledges, religious celebrations, visits to notable buildings or monuments of a religious nature and offerings to divinities, among others," stresses United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Deputy Secretary Taleb Rifai. Even Jeff Gayduk, Publisher of Leisure Group Travel confirms, “Whereas in years past, churches ran travel pilgrimages to validate faith, now they are developing travel programs as a social outlet, a way to tie members closer together."

In response to this global trend, Pirkko & Troy Tours, one of the leading companies in the Philippines offering religious pilgrimages and tours, has tied in to exhibit at CHURCHES ’08, scheduled on January 24-27, 2008 at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Manila, Philippines. Religious groups, organizations, associations, schools and manufacturers of religious articles are also scheduled to be part of this religious milestone in Asia either as exhibitors or visitors.   For further details, log on to CHURCHES '08 website: or contact (632) 6331452, (632) 6332002, or email

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G-events is the event organizing division of GSMI. Core members of the group have had more than 16 years of experience in the conceptualization, organization and handling of international events. For 2008, G-events has scheduled three (3) major exhibits: CHURCHES '08, HOLISTIC ASIA '08, and AVIATION, MARITIME AND DEFENSE (AMD) EXHIBIT

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