“I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light”– John Keith Falconer
If you are looking for the lowest airfare and are traveling with or on behalf of a non-profit organization or church, then you owe it to yourself to call us at 1-800-2-WILCOX (94-5269) and ask an agent for the Missions Department. Since the airlines limit who has access to these fares, we are unable to offer an online booking engine. You and your organization must qualify for access to these special discounted fares.
Wilcox World Travel and Tours / American Express has been working with missionaries, both short term and long term, for 46 years. We are one of the few agencies in the United States able to offer missionary rates, and we have the experience to help plan your trip and avoid costly mistakes. Missionary travel has been at the core of Wilcox World Travel and Tours/American Express Travel since its inception in 1953.
“I have grown to trust and rely on Wilcox World Travel and Tours/American Express to make our travel arrangements for our Romania Mission Teams. More than once, they have gone the extra mile to work out details and overcome obstacles. They have been truly wonderful.
I was thinking just today, how blessed I was to be able to go and do mission work. I have developed friendships with Christians in other parts of the country, see how people really live, and the joy that comes not from material things but from the Hand of God.”
Air travel has made the ends of the earth nearer. Wilcox World Travel and Tours/American Express is your partner for church travel, medical mission, or world missions. One of the few agencies in American authorized to offer missionary rates, we work closely with you to determine your best options.
“I work in 137 nations, Wilcox World Travel and Tours/American Express is my choice for all my international travel. They are excellent, reasonable, caring, on top of details and ahead of potential problems. I recommend Wilcox World Travel and Tours/American Express to everyone. “
Vertical Horizons Group and Vice President of EQUIP Leadership
“I have been working with Wilcox World Travel and Tours/American Express for the past twenty-three years as my work has led me to travel from North Carolina to far off places in Africa, Europe, and Asia. They select the seats they know my wife and I prefer for overseas flights. Wilcox gives important travel insights when airline luggage requirements vary. And, they even follows-up after a flight to see how it went! So, whether you fly across the States or around the world, I recommend Wilcox World Travel and Tours/American Express.”
Dr. Geoff G., Charlotte, North Carolina
Do you need to arrive on a certain day? Travel with excess baggage? Need a layover included in the price? Concerned about possible change fees? After a consultation with one of our agents, we can offer you the best options and value for your missionary travel. Our keen attention to detail and decades of experience will help you and your team sort through all of the details for the best price, itinerary, and terms.
Emilie Carson, age 14, who has been traveling overseas to do missions work since she was 6 years old, says, “The first time I went to South Africa, I didn’t know what to expect. I thought we would be sleeping outside with the animals like lions and giraffes. I didn’t want to go. We spent a month there and stayed in a house on the beach, and I cried when I had to come home. I played with the children, and we got to see a lot of the country, including 2 game parks. I have been back many times, and want to move there when I am older. I know about Apartheid. I have seen what poverty, not enough jobs, not enough hope, and AIDS can do to a community of wonderful people. I am a dancer, and am now making plans to lead dance camps for children in Cape Town. Missionary travel changed my life.”