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New England: A Colorful and Historic Cruise

04 Oct 2018

by Jeff Bollig –  As the calendar turns to the fall months, our senses are stoked by the wonderful, changing colors of the foliage. Perhaps nowhere are those colors more vibrant than in New England and eastern Canada, and one of the best ways to experience them is by cruising.  This region offers a tantalizing mixture of history, dynamic cultures, beautiful geography and inviting people.... View Article

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How the Caribbean is Doing One Year After the Hurricanes

01 Oct 2018

Hurricane season is upon us once again. There are 33 island nations and territories in the Caribbean and last year, eight were significantly affected by hurricanes Maria and Irma. Anguilla, Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Maarten (St. Martin) and the US Virgin Islands were impacted by the storms. How are they doing a year later? Let’s have a look. Some... View Article

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Destination Spotlight: Aruba

05 Sep 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — Located in the southern Caribbean, Aruba is a year-round haven with gorgeous, white-sand beaches, cooling trade winds and warm, friendly people. An ideal destination for sun-seekers across the globe, Aruba is known for having the most amount of sunny days and the least amount of rainfall in the Caribbean. Temperatures remain mostly in the low 80s F year-round. May through October... View Article

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Travel + Leisure Magazine Cites Acendas Travel’s Sudeikis

29 Aug 2018

Kathy Sudeikis, Vice President of Corporate Relations for Acendas Travel, has been selected by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the World’s Top Travel Agents for 2018. The magazine identified 117 agents as “A-List” selections, recognizing them for their expertise for specific destinations or packages. They were identified because “they provide incredible insight and unparalleled access that gives you value you couldn’t get any... View Article

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Acendas Travel River Cruise Experience, October 17

28 Aug 2018

A free event detailing the wonderful river cruising experience will be hosted by Acendas Travel, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the historic Thompson Barn, 11184 Lackman Drive in Lenexa, Kan. Acendas Travel is celebrating its 35th year of business. Award-winning advisors from Acendas, along with industry experts representing the highly-regarded brands of Ama Waterways, Avalon Waterways, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and Viking Cruises will... View Article

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Chasing the Sun – Two Young Women Take on the World

14 Aug 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — What makes a wanderer? An adventurer? A chaser of new vistas, new faces, new experiences? For two young Overland Park, Kansas women who met by chance, a shared drive to explore the world led them down many winding roads together. With several short, but action-packed trips as a duo already under their belt, the pull towards a longer and more... View Article

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Let all-inclusive cruising provide the value you deserve

31 Jul 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — No one likes to be nickel-and-dimed. Planning for vacations can be complicated, especially when it comes to costs. The anticipation of your journey should be full of excitement, not worry about unplanned expenses. Most of us have experienced the growing dread of the final bill after our trip. We thought that we had planned carefully, but with added gratuities and... View Article

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Princess Cruises Celebrates 50 Years in Alaska in 2019

03 Jul 2018

by Sara Jane Crane — Seven Princess Cruises ships will sail to Alaska in 2019 with the inaugural season of Royal Princess, bringing the largest Princess ship ever to sail the region. The Royal Princess, a brand new 3,600-passenger ship, is currently on tour in the British Isles and will operate in Canada, the Caribbean, South America and Mexico on its way to the 2019... View Article

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Acendas Travel Advisor JoAnne Weeks

Advisor Feature: JoAnne Weeks

25 Jun 2018

by Jeff Bollig —   It happens more often than you would think.   Acendas Travel Advisor JoAnne Weeks will be wrapping up cruise plans for a client when she is presented with one last question: “Will you go with us?”   While the request includes a hearty chuckle, the truth is the client holds out a small kernel of hope that Weeks might just... View Article

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Acendas Travel grows portfolio with acquisition of Travel Partners

25 Jun 2018

by Jeff Bollig — Acendas Travel, with headquarters co-located in Minneapolis and Kansas City, has expanded with the acquisition of Travel Partners, a Sioux Falls, S.D. vacation travel agency. The deal is effective immediately. While current Acendas Travel staff will assume various operational aspects through the purchase, Travel Partners will retain its name and remain as a stand-alone agency. The previous owner Mary Jo Nelson... View Article

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