The Difference: Compassion for the Pilgrim and Passion for the Pilgrimage
Select International Tours is a group tour operator specializing in faith-based travel and educational tours. Founded in 1987 by President, Edita Krunic, Select International is a leader in the Catholic pilgrimage market. The concept for the pilgrimage travel company was realized when six visionaries began to receive apparitions from the Virgin Mary in Edita’s home country of Bosnia and Hercegovina. The strong sense of prayer, faith and hope present in Medjugorje inspired Edita to organize group trips, and Select International became the first American tour company which organized air and land packages to the remote village. Other destinations were added later including the Holy Land, Italy, Portugal, Spain, France and most recently Ireland.
Select International Tours has been and continuously remains committed to ensuring affordable, customized trips for faith-based and educational groups. As an innovator, Select International focuses on the spiritual aspect of a destination, but also likes to include new destinations, food and wine tours, cultural events and “meet the locals” experiences. Select International works with various religious organizations, churches, choirs, ministries, dioceses, schools and alumni groups.
Edita Krunic is a founding member of the Faith Travel Association. FTA is the premier networking and marketing association for faith-based service providers. She also serves on the National Tour Association leadership team.
What Sets Select International Tours Apart?
Ministry: Although we are a business our paramount focus is one of ministry. We offer the best value because we exemplify compassion in all we do for our travelers providing better, smarter, safer pilgrimages at less cost. Part of our professional staff includes a Contemplative Brother, a Deacon and a Secular Franciscan.
Compassion: The entire staff at Select International is empathetic to the emotions, needs and concerns of our clients from the moment of first contact through the entire pilgrimage journey. We have an ingrained sense of service, motivated by a desire to help. We indeed live by the phrase in the most gracious sense “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
Stability: During the past twenty seven years Select International Tours has had the privilege to arrange travel for hundreds of groups and many prominent church leaders from all Christian denominations. We are financially stable, have an extensive network of long-term partnerships in each destination we offer and excellent contracts with the airlines. You, as our clients, benefit from our experience, contacts and buying power. You can feel confident and secure knowing that we will do the best job possible.
Integrity: When you book a pilgrimage with Select International you can rest assured your planning is being taken care of by a staff of hardworking and innovative travel consultants. Our staff will provide the best recommendations to fit your budget and customize the trip of a lifetime. Our president serves on the board of National Tour Association’s Faith Based Council, which is the premier travel association in the United States and has consulted for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on tourism infrastructure and development projects. We are experts in what we do and stand by what we say we will do. If a challenge exists we address it and correct it.
Value: We specialize in affordable trip customization to any destination of your choice. Select provides you with the Best Travel Value for your hard earned money!