Well it happened again: Every so often we get an email like this one that we just received:
Are the Holy land tours still operating?
The news reports and government travel sites are warning people not to travel there.”
Here is a reply to that question from Edita, president of Select International Tours:
” I am in Holy Land now with a group from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia of 87 people.
We have over 40 groups traveling this year.
It’s safer than streets of any major US city.”
Thank you, Edita
This has been going on for many, many years….and as you can see by the reply above, you are probably safer in the Holy Land than most countries in the world.
It saddens us when we think of how many people have been robbed of the joy of a pilgrimage to the Holy Land because of media reports, government travel advisories….or just well-meaning friends and relatives.
In fact, the number of visitors in 2017 increased to a record number…over 3 1/2 million visitors.
So we encourage you to find out for yourself….ignore the doubters and scare-mongers. Go to the Holy Land!