Be Resolute in Your Goal to Travel in 2017

29 Dec 2016

Why does it seem like our New Year’s resolutions are mostly punitive? Lose weight. Paint the house. Clean my closets. Save more money. Landscape the yard. I get it — the whole concept of “no pain, no gain.” Yes, I understand that we must make sacrifices. But, whatever happened to treating ourselves in a special way? Why don’t we resolve to engage in an activity... View Article

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Disney is Magical for Cheryl Waag

17 Dec 2016

There are Disney fanatics, then there is Cheryl Waag. Waag is a vacation consultant for Acendas Travel, specializing in Disney properties. In early December, she completed her 100th visit to a Disney destination or experience with a trip to Walt Disney World. Waag became a travel advisor in the mid-1980s, but her first touch with a Disney Destination came in 1977 at Walt Disney World... View Article

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Unique and Fun Hotels of Paris

06 Dec 2016

One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris is famed for its romance, iconic architecture and centuries of artistic achievement. The cultural riches of Paris are overflowing, from the bohemian left bank galleries to the Louvre to the regal Jardin des Tuileries, artistic explorations abound. Paris today is still at the forefront of leading artistic and design movements and many of the city’s... View Article

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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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