The Dehoney Difference

Why Should You Choose Dehoney Travel?

Dehoney Travel is a widely recognized Holy Land pilgrimage operator in Baptist and evangelical circles for almost 50 years!


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Dehoney Travel is a widely recognized Holy Land pilgrimage operator in Baptist and evangelical circles.

Under the leadership of the Dehoney family since its founding in 1967, Dehoney Travel has seen its presence expand from being a Holy Land tour provider to a global vacation company with itineraries to all 7 continents. Choosing from a diverse array of tours and cruises throughout the world, you can enjoy any destination on and off the beaten path; passage on a ship or yacht on oceans or rivers; adventures in Africa; all-embracing discoveries in Asia and the Far East; and far-reaching journeys to South America, Antarctica, Australia and the South Pacific, all with distinctive features often available only to groups. Our areas of expertise include escorted group tours, custom-designed small group and family vacation packages, and mission/humanitarian air fares. We present our product using scheduled air carriers and top quality accommodations with extensive sightseeing under the leadership of experienced tour leaders and local tour escorts. Inclusive itineraries, high quality, and outstanding value lead our Dehoney travelers to enthusiastically return home ready to plan their next travel experience.


kathyI am proud of the outstanding reputation we have built over these past 49  years as a leader in the Christian Travel market. From the early days of watching my father, Wayne Dehoney, pioneer and lead groups to the Holy Land to experiencing the wonder of group movements to the Baptist World Congress meetings, I continue to be amazed at how the Lord has blessed this travel agency to provide ministry experiences for so many. God has given us a wonderful world of unimaginable creative beauty, and we look forward to continuing to provide our passengers with the absolute best in travel. We hope that whether you are a first-time traveler or a long-time friend of Dehoney Travel, you will consider our tour options and travel with us soon.
– Kathy Dehoney-Evitts, President

For more than 40 years, Kathy Dehoney-Evitts has been President of Dehoney Travel Services, New Albany, Indiana, an agency providing travel arrangements and information for individuals and groups throughout the world. Although initially established to assist Christian pilgrims in travel to the Holy Land and to serve mission/humanitarian groups, Kathy and her staff are experienced in utilizing travel industry networks worldwide to provide their clients with the treasured travel experiences they seek. The company has an extensive network of collaborative operators and seeks to present each traveler with a customized tour that matches his or her exact interests and needs. Dehoney Travel is a member of the American Society of Travel Agents and the Ensemble Travel Group Consortium.

An extensive traveler herself, Kathy has hosted many trips to numerous locations in the Holy Land, Europe, British Isles, South America, Australia, China, Alaska and Hawaii. She also has extensive knowledge and experience in Europe, Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, China, and other countries. Kathy serves on the Saving Lives Worldwide Committee for Rotary International, aiding in the collection and distribution of medical and dental supplies and equipment to Ukraine, Sri Lanka, Panama, Ecuador, and other countries.

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Kathy has conducted seminars and workshops on travel for many years, sharing her extensive experience in making arrangements for single travelers as well as groups of all sizes, ranging up into the hundreds. As she shares her experiences in staff management, negotiating vendor contracts, and hospitality essentials with others in the industry, her previous teaching experience shines through. Kathy holds an undergraduate degree in education from Stetson University with a master’s degree from Georgia State University, and she taught children with developmental disabilities for several years before joining the travel business started by her father. She has been President of Dehoney Travel since 1976.

The Israeli Ministry of Tourism has recognized Kathy Dehoney Evitts for Outstanding Tourism Activities. In 1998 the Dehoney family was recognized by the State of Israel with a 50th Anniversary Travel & Tourism Award – given on the 50th anniversary of the founding of that country only to select partners who played a significant role in building Israel’s tourism industry. Dehoney Travel frequently receives recognition both locally and nationally for sales performance. Recently the agency has received the following recognition from travel suppliers: President’s Club status with Collette Vacations, Bronze Status with Vacation Express, Certified Specialists with Sandals and Beaches Resorts, and President’s Elite Circle with Access America Travel Protection Products.

The Dehoney Difference

  1. Dedication to outstanding service
  2. Seasoned staff with first-hand, extensive knowledge of worldwide destinations
  3. Unbeatable values, thanks to the buying power of our local partners
  4. Dream-inspired, enriching itineraries
  5. Hassle-free journeys that maximize your time and enjoyment of your destination
  6. High-quality accommodations selected for comfort, location, and convenience
  7. Expertise to custom-design individual, group, and family tours and packages
  8. Inspirational and education travel experiences
  9. Inclusive value with no hidden fees or undisclosed add-ons
  10. Business is driven by referrals from highly satisfied past travelers