Testimonial

Dear Khaled, I wanted to say that I was very glad to have worked with you on our trip to the Holy Land in February. It was very meaningful for the pilgrims, not only because of what we were able to talk about and celebrate at all the sites we went to, but your willingness to help us with the additions to the schedule that made the trip a spiritual experience from beginning to end. From the accommodations where we stayed, to the meals, the friendliness of the businesses, and to the places added to the trip when we had spare time, all brought together a pre-Lenten pilgrimage that enables the people to experience Lent in their parishes in a whole new way. Overall, a spectacular job and I look forward to our next trip to the Holy Land in February of 2020.

Peace and All Good,

It was a real joy to work with Khaled Alyatim in arranging our Holy Land Pilgrimage. I was his main contact here at St Clare and can tell you that he was always so pleasant to deal with.
Khaled drove from Texas to Mississippi to personally meet with our group of pilgrims. He answered all our questions, explained the importance of trip insurance, etc. I jokingly said it would be nice to fly out of Gulfport instead of driving to New Orleans. Then the people in the Lafayette area said it would be nice to fly from their own airport. Khaled simply said he would see what he could do and before we knew it, he arranged those changes in flights to accommodate us.
Additionally, our flight home was to take place very early morning on the last day. He suggested that he could change that departure to very late evening which would give us an extra day of sightseeing. He assured us it would be at no extra cost and our group was very happy about this change.
The hotels he arranged for us were very nice. He hired a wonderful guide which the group really liked. Throughout the trip he was in contact with us to make sure all was going smoothly, which it was.
Based on the personal service he provided to our group, I would like to suggest that St Clare use him again on future pilgrimages.
Thank you,

Khalid, Fr.Jacob, Sam & our bus driver were the BEST. I’ve referred 3-4 people to them already. I would recommend anyone to call and take a trip with them.

In planning the trip, we were given detailed information & instructions. Khalid made a special trip from Houston to Waveland MS to go over everything for the trip & answer questions for all of us.

Their prices were quite a bit lower than any others I saw.

During our tour, Sam, our Tour Guide, before each stop, gave the history of that particular site while we were on the bus (the bus had WIFI!), before & after the site visit, answered questions. Fr. Jacob, once inside, gave MASS each day we were at various Holy sites. Sam was always patient, kind and tolerant as was Fr. Jacob. We had 30-40 people and some would break away from the group (a no-no) but they would wait for everyone or go find the missing ones so we could go forward.

Our hotels were 4-5 star hotels with buffets and plenty good food. We had breakfast & dinner there which was included with the tour price; lunch was on us during the tour. Sam picked lunch locations that belonged to Christians. I felt very safe beginning, during & ending the trip. He also took us to several shopping areas belonging to Christians. They were so kind, respectful and helpful as was everyone, Christians & Muslims alike.

During the tour several of us were unable, due to health issues, to walk up some of the steep hills. Without asking, Sam arranged for us to go by taxi so we wouldn’t miss anything. Whatever we needed, it was speedily and happily arranged.

Many thanks to Fr. Jacob for this trip of a lifetime.

Having never been on a trip of this magnitude I had many questions. The application provided many answers, but I still had questions. I emailed Mr. Khaled Alyatim many, many times about the payment schedule and the arrangements of our pilgrimage. He always responded promptly and with the answers I needed.
Mr. Khaled Alyatim travelled to meet with us personally to brief us and answer questions. We had the hope to travel out of a different airport as many were near that location. He took this request and provided us with the necessary travel arrangements to leave out of the airport nearest to most of our homes. That is definitely going above and beyond to help us.
I had a unique opportunity on my pilgrimage to stay in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher overnight. This required much planning and Mr. Khaled Alyatim helped me throughout the experience. He provided necessary information both in the states and in the Holy Land. He communicated on my behalf to the parties necessary to make this work. It was an experience of a lifetime that would not have been possible without his help.
From the moment he came here to brief us in person until we returned from our pilgrimage Mr. Khaled Alyatim was instrumental in providing us with everything we needed to make this trip the blessing it was. I am grateful for what he did for me personally and for all who attended this pilgrimage. I look forward to him assisting us in our returning to the Holy Land in 2020.
Respectfully,

Greetings Khaled,

I would like to tell you what a wonderful experience our trip to the Holy Land was! You took care of everything and explained everything. You made us feel cared for!
You drove from Houston to Mississippi to personally meet with our group, you arranged for the group to fly out of our closest airport and on top of that you went above and beyond…you added a day into the trip so we could tour more sites including the Holocaust Museum at no extra cost! Thank you…thank you.
You did not leave us, were in contact with us as the trip progressed to make sure that all was well. Thank you so very much for making this trip to the Holy Land a most memorable experience of a lifetime!

Blessings to you and yours,

Dear Khaled,

Traveling by pilgrimage to the Holy Land last February 20 was made possible by your leadership and accommodations. You were easily accessible by phone when I had questions concerning particulars of the pilgrimage. I am especially grateful to you for scheduling our flight to leave and return to Gulfport, MS, which made it so convenient for us on the coast.
You arranged for us to visit so many historical and spiritual sites along the way. In fact, you allowed us to visit sites that were not initially on our itinerary, at no extra cost to the pilgrims. Thank you.
Overall, my experience in Israel was beyond compare.

In gratitude for your service,
I remain,

We had a wonderful trip to the Holy Land. An experience that I will never forget.
Mr. Khaled Alyatim arranged our trip. He came and met with our group here in Mississippi.
He explained to us in detail all the information about the trip. He also helped us with the paperwork. He made it possible for us to leave from Gulfport, the closest airport to us.
Upon arriving in the Holy Land everything went well. Hotels were very nice. Our guide Sam was wonderful. We visited additional places at no extra cost, our buses were very nice and comfortable and had WiFi service. Overall the trip was great and very well planned.

One of the greatest adventures of my life.Everything& everyone was awesome. A Spiritual awakening that has really changed my life.Do not miss this pilgrimage.

Norman and I have fond memories of our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land this past February.
From the beginning, the Group Meeting at St Clare’s, where we first met Khaled Alyateem, was incredibly organized and well presented. His presentation was very informative and well- presented. He answered all of our questions and promised to research everything that we asked him about and get back with us.
Being from Lafayette, we were a bit concerned about our flight departure times and having to arrive at the airport in New Orleans 3 hrs early for an international flight. However, Khaled, went beyond our expectations and booked our flights out of Lafayette instead. That was a tremendous relief for our group from Lafayette. We were extremely appreciative to him for that!!!
Khaled was very professional in all of his correspondence and quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns. We were very pleased with every aspect of our Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Every Christian should make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Our parish did in 2018, and we are especially thankful that Khaled made all of the arrangements. With his attention to detail and willingness to accommodate a few special requests from the group, Khaled made sure our pilgrimage was spiritual, insightful, joyful, and entertaining. As the group coordinator, I enjoyed working with Khaled because I knew he would take good care of us!