Missionary Airfare For Your Missions Trip

Preparing for your missions trip is very exciting, and you will want to make sure you have taken each step very carefully to have a successful missions trip experience. Foreign missions will need some intricate planning to make sure that all the details are covered. You will want to think about several things. First of all, preparing your heart is the most important step. Prayerful consideration and seeking the Lord are the most important and vital components of any mission trip.

The Word of God shares how we can be prepared with the full armor of God. Ephesians chapter 6 outlines the full armor we need to have in place in order to stand strong for the Lord! Prayer is a vital step and seeking the Lord in your plans. You will want to be prayerful and wait upon the Lord. A sensitive heart towards the Lord with an openness to go and preach the gospel to every creature is the first step in preparing for your missions trip.

Practically, there are some other steps to consider in preparing to go on an international missions trip. You will want to make sure you have your Missions Pastor or a Missionary Travel Specialist helping you in your planning process.

Many people are not aware that Missionary and Humanitarian Airfare is available to them if they are taking a mission trip. You can book your trip up to 11 months in advance with little or no money down in most cases to allow you to raise support while still holding your flights. This is such an amazing tool that many people are not aware is available to them if they are traveling for missionary or humanitarian related purposes.

Adoption travel is also an area which qualifies for humanitarian airfare. Many adopting families are able to benefit from humanitarian airfare when traveling to visit their child and pick them from another country. This can be a huge blessing when adopting internationally to have a travel agency who will work out all of the details of adoption travel, setting the adopting parent’s mind at ease.

Dependable missions travel companies hold contracts with major airlines to provide you with missionary airfare for your missions trip. A travel specialist who is specifically praying for your trip is very important. You will want to have someone who is available to you through each step of the process from booking your flights, to baggage, and layover questions.

Safe Travels,

Tabitha Lovell, International Travel Specialist

MKI Group Travel


How to Divorce Your Travel Agent and Plan Your Own Trip

When thinking about international travel, most people’s first thought is to hire a travel agent. Why? In several years of travel, I have never been able to find a travel agent who can beat the deals I find for myself. It does take a little more time, yes, but it makes the trip all the more worthwhile when you realize you are the one who designed the trip. It belongs to you.

Research your destination The first thing you should do is research your destination. If, for example, you are going to England, decide if it would better suit you to drive or take the train. If you decide to drive, you will need to investigate things such as insurance, rules of the road, and mileage. You also need to figure out what interests you – do you want to see historical sites? Do you want to visit amusement parks? What strikes you as fun? Use the internet to find the tourism sites for the area, but don’t neglect YouTube or a simple internet search to find out what others have found in the area.

Cut your biggest expenses The first expense you will encounter in international travel is your airfare. There are many sites out there that will be of use to you. Cheaptickets.com, Travelocity.com, and Kayak.com are just three of the sites. A few sites allow you to receive email alerts when the price drops. Start looking several months out and make sure you check out nearby airports. It seems strange, but sometimes smaller airports can have even better deals than larger ones. Check out fares daily or at least every other day.

For hotels in Europe, I’ve found that it is best to mix and match. Travelodge or Premier Inns are great inexpensive hotels that are kind to the wallet, but it is also nice to splurge a bit. Bed and Breakfasts are one fairly inexpensive ways to do that. Don’t forget to factor in that you are saving money on breakfast!

One way to find an inexpensive hotel is to simply type “cheap hotel Paris” and look at the results. Make sure you check out reviews on the hotel, though, before you book!

For transportation, one inexpensive car rental clearinghouse is AutoEurope.com. Simply type in your destination and the site pulls up the best rates it has. If you can find a cheaper rate through a rental agency, AutoEurope’s customer service agents will often match it. Also, check to see what the cost for gas is in your chosen locale. If you are staying close to major cities, it might be best to stick with the train or bus, as it is not easy to drive in a large town. If you are planning to drive and visit a major city, plan for that city to be last and drop the car off beforehand. Paying for parking will often be expensive.

Despite the current economy, travel is still a luxury that you should not give up! With a little planning you can enjoy a wonderful vacation and go exactly where YOU want to go. No pre-packaged deals for you!