Kim Shannon Named a Travel Trendsetter

02 Dec 2016

Acendas Travel’s Kim Shannon has been selected by Luxury Travel Advisor magazine as a “Travel Trendsetter” for 2016 as published in its December edition. The magazine identified 45 travel advisors nationwide that are “doing amazing things.” They are seen as collaborators, accessible, client-focused, passionate and experts in their field. Acendas Travel Co-President Gary Davis said of Shannon, “she is the ideal travel advisor for couples... View Article

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Destination Spotlight: Iceland – Land of Fire and Ice

16 Nov 2016

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders, epic sagas, heroic legends and rich history. It’s a land of volcanoes and glaciers, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. The capital Reykjavik is the most northerly capital city of the world. The entire island has a human population of a little over 300,000 people and is one of the safest countries in... View Article

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Travel is the Perfect Gift

11 Nov 2016

There is nothing that compares to the spirit lifting value of a well-planned and well-loved getaway. This holiday season, or at any time of year, giving the gift of a customized vacation to the one you love will create good feelings and memories to last a lifetime. Spa Vacation Package If your loved one is worn out from an over scheduled year of work, parenting, or... View Article

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Acendas Travel Makes Global Entry Enrollment Easy

01 Nov 2016

For those in the Kansas City area, Acendas Travel is sponsoring a Global Entry Enrollment Interview Event, December 6 – 8 at its offices in Mission, Kan.  Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.  Global Entry also qualifies the traveler for domestic TSA Pre-Check, so there is no need... View Article

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Destination Spotlight: Thailand

01 Nov 2016

Your passport to Asia starts here! As a trending destination for 2017, Asia is a continent that has intrigued travelers through its spirituality, adventure and vibrancy. We begin our journey in Thailand, a small country in Southeast Asia. Best known for its temples, Buddhist art, local food, island hopping, and shopping, there is something for every traveler to enjoy while vacationing here. Thailand has a... View Article

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Acendas Travel Grows Portfolio with Acquisition of Edina Travel

04 Oct 2016

Acendas Travel, with headquarters co-located in Minneapolis and Kansas City, has expanded with the acquisition of Edina Travel. The move continues a expanding presence of Acendas Travel operations in the Twin Cities, which began with the acquisition of Vanguard Travel in 2010. That was followed by folding in Gateway Express Travel (2012) and Interlachen Travel (2013). Edina Travel had been in business for 33 years... View Article

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Autumn in Hawaii is Paradise for the Senses

13 Jul 2016

While Summer is the high season for tourism in Hawaii, in September, the crowds thin out and pricing on everything from hotels to airfare drops. The weather in September through November is slightly cooler than summer, experiencing pleasant daytime highs in the upper 70s instead of the mid-80s. At night, the temperatures drop by 10 degrees, creating the perfect climate for a luau or other... View Article

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Amazing Places Where Your Dollar Goes Further This Year and Next

07 Jul 2016

Canada Last year the Canadian dollar took quite a tumble. It’s slowly making a comeback, but still hovers at a bargain 77 cents to the US dollar, effectively marking down everything at 25 percent off. Lower hotel prices complement the favorable exchange rate, making a trip to the Canadian Rockies, the historic Atlantic coast and even the cosmopolitan cities of Toronto and Montreal a smart... View Article

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