September 25, 2008

Nebraska Travel Conference Welcomes Expert on Faith Tourism


Nebraska Travel Conference welcomes Kevin Wright
Expert on faith tourism will speak on the trend’s potential impact

LINCOLN, NEB. (Sept. 25, 2008)—One in four Americans rank church and religious travel as important to them, according to the World Religious Travel Association. Kevin Wright, president of the WRTA, will let the Nebraska tourism industry know how they can get their piece of this growing market at this year’s Nebraska Travel Conference in Kearney.

In his presentation, “Nebraska and the New Era of Faith Tourism,” he’ll educate attendees on the faith tourism market, which includes pilgrimages, leisure vacations, short getaways, retreats, adventure travel, conferences, volunteer vacations, river cruising and attraction visits, just to name a few. Wright believes Nebraska is ripe to tap into this $18 billion industry and will teach attendees how to capitalize on it in his fast paced workshop.

The Nebraska Travel Conference will take place at the Kearney Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 301 S. 2nd Ave., October 21-23.

The conference includes educational workshops, general sessions and networking opportunities, as well as travel industry exhibitor booths displaying essential new products. Attendees can also participate in the Nebraska Travel Association’s Silent Auction, a fundraiser that will benefit tourism activities throughout Nebraska.

For more information on sponsorships, the conference or Nebraska Travel and Tourism, or to register online, visit

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