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2019 FTA PDT to Portugal

The Faith Travel Association has announced the itinerary for its Product Development Trip to Portugal, June 23–27. Organized and sponsored by ACISO-Associação Empresarial Ourém-Fátima, the trip is open to all U.S. and Canadian FTA tour operators. Interested in participating but not an FTA member? You can join for just $99! Contact FTA Manager Kay Saffari if you’d like to apply for the PDT and/or FTA membership.

  • June 22

    Arrive at Lisbon airport.

  • June 23 | Fatima

    • 9 a.m. | Shrine and museum

    • 11 a.m. | Way of the cross, Aljustrel and Valinhos

    • 12:30 p.m. | Lunch at Fatima (Truão)

    • 2 p.m. | Museum of Sacred Art and Ethnology of Fatima

    • 3:30 p.m. | Museum “The Miracle of Fatima”

    • 5 p.m. | Wax Museum of Fátima

    • 7:30 p.m. |  Dinner at Fatima (O Curral)

    • 9:30 p.m. | Rosary, in the Chapel of the Apparitions

    • 10:15 p.m. | Candlelight Procession in the Prayer Area

  • June 24 | Caves, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Batalha

    • 9 a.m. | Caves “Grutas da Moeda”

    • 11 a.m. | Nazaré

    • 1 p.m. | Lunch at Nazaré (S. Miguel)

    • 2:30 p.m. | Monastery of Alcobaça

    • 4:30 p.m. | Monastery of Batalha

    • 8 p.m. | Dinner at Fátima (Laterna do Fado)

  • June 25 | Fátima, Ourém, Tomar

    • 10 a.m. | Olive Oil Museum of Fatima

    • 11 a.m. | “Municipal Museum of Ourém – Administrator’s House”

    • 11:45 a.m. | Medieval Village of Ourém

    • 1 p.m. | Lunch at Ourém (Casa do Cristo)

    • 2:30 p.m. | Tomar (Convento do Cristo, Historic Center)

    • 8 p.m. | Dinner at Fatima (Tia Alice)

  • June 26 | Lisbon

    • 8 a.m. | Bus tour of Lisbon
  • June 27

    Departure

  • NTA has provided us the research and atmosphere to brainstorm new ways of doing things and fresh additions to trips, which has led to successful business development. Rachel Ranck, WorldStrides, NTA member since 1985
  • What NTA does is provide the right buyers. They provide the right people who make decisions. This is what makes this organization one I can’t afford to take off my list. John Stachnik CTP, Mayflower Tours, NTA member since 1979
  • I came to NTA to build a business, and that’s exactly what it did for us, as sales came in. For me, it’s the only outlet for new ideas. Matthew Squire, Select Travel Service (UK), NTA member since 2002
  • NTA membership and our attendance at the convention have provided us with more clients, more business relationships and more ideas. We are proud to belong to NTA. Daniele Panzarin, Target Travel (Italy), NTA member since 2007
  • The No. 1 member benefit of NTA has to be all the great professional and personal connections we’ve made over the past decade. Taunya Wolfe Finn, CTP, Wolfe Adventures & Tours, NTA member since 2005
  • We have not found a more reliable, more profitable or more consistent tourism venue in which to acquire new business than NTA. Diane Hohnstein, Hospitality Management Services, NTA member since 1999
  • I believe attending the NTA conferences allow me to create valuable relationships and work together with U.S. operators in creating great Scotland product. Maggie Anderson, VisitScotland, NTA member since 2003
  • NTA events provide us with beneficial networking with many top tour operators. It’s national and international in scope providing a global perspective. Tim and Elaine Moulder, Brilliant Edventures, NTA member since 2015