10 World Heritage Sites Along Viking’s Grand European Tour

01 Apr 2017

by Sara Jane Crane UNESCO is the organization of the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture, and a special commission is tasked with the World Heritage List. Their mission is to determine valuable cultural-historic and natural landscape sites of importance from around the world, which are so unique that they should be preserved for the future. Among others, the list includes the Great Wall... View Article

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Destination Spotlight: Croatia

07 Mar 2017

by Sara Jane Crane Travel + Leisure named Croatia the Best Global Destination of 2016 and all indications point towards it continuing to grow and be a popular destination for 2017. Below, is a suggested itinerary for this breathtaking destination. What to see in Croatia Dubrovnik Dubrovnik sits on the Dalmatian Coastline and with its turquoise waters and medieval backdrop, Dubrovnik cannot be missed. We recommend a... View Article

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Live in the Lap of Luxury

04 Mar 2017

Sometimes you want something different. Sure, the cruises, escorted tours and all-inclusive packages are great. They provide some wonderful experiences. But there are times when you are looking for something unique when it comes a vacation. You want to pick your housing, amenities, excursions and extras — and you want options. Acendas Travel advisors can offer that and more through its partnership with Classic Vacations.... View Article

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Pandora – The World of Avatar Opens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

10 Feb 2017

Beginning on May 27, 2017, Disney’s Animal Kingdom park will introduce the latest member of the Disney Parks family: Pandora – The World of AVATAR! Featuring magnificent floating mountains and an iconic nighttime jungle filled with bioluminescent flora, this sprawling new land includes innovative expeditions, along with themed dining and shopping opportunities. The 12-acre land is based on Pandora, the mythical world from James Cameron’s... View Article

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Enter the “Inner Circle” for treatment fit for a King — and Queen

06 Feb 2017

Ever wondered how some people score discounts, upgrades and free items anywhere they go? Chances are they’re part of an inner circle, eligible for a world of VIP treatment. That’s exactly what Funjet Insider Circle is all about-insider tips, tricks and experiences that make vacations truly unforgettable. Funjet’s resort partnerships bring you exclusive perks like free private transfers, separate check-in areas, VIP service and exclusive... View Article

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National Plan a Vacation Day: Acendas Dreams Part 2

01 Feb 2017

Here at Acendas Travel, we believe that every day should be “National Plan a Vacation Day!” Is there anyone in the world that doesn’t let their workday mind wander to a soft sandy beach or a breezy mountain summit? Or picture themselves sitting at a streetside cafe in Paris, sipping wine and watching the beautiful people stroll by? They say that anticipation is half of the... View Article

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National Plan a Vacation Day: Acendas Dreams Part 1

31 Jan 2017

Whether a relaxing Caribbean cruise, lounging on a beachside hammock, taking an adventurous hike to an ancient citadel, a casual stroll through a riverside village or a luxurious tour of Europe’s capital cities, the talented Travel Advisors at Acendas are here to make your dream come true. With National Plan a Vacation day in mind, we surveyed some of our Acendas team members to find... View Article

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Special Web Event: On Line Alaska with Holland America Line

27 Jan 2017

YOU ARE INVITED TO A SPECIAL WEB EVENT! Space is Limited – Register Today to Secure Your Spot Save the date!  Acendas Vacations and Holland America Line are Proud to Present “On Line Alaska” An interactive webinar hosted by a Holland America Line Alaska & Yukon Expert!  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7th at 7:00pm CST Please join us (from the comfort of your own home) for an inspiring,... View Article

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24th Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival

25 Jan 2017

Celebrating 24 years when it kicks off March 1, 2017, the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival will jump-start spring with gardens of earthly delights plus new character topiaries, entertainers and food and drink offerings. What to Expect at the Flower & Garden Festival The festival, which expanded to 90 days in 2016, will open with an irresistible array of fresh surprises and new treats:... View Article

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Organizers set National Plan a Vacation Day for Jan. 31

24 Jan 2017

The numbers are staggering. According to GfK Market Research, in 2015, more than half of American workers (55 percent) left a combined 658 million vacation days unused. Since 2000, vacation days used have been declining. In 2015, workers took an average of 16.2 days off, compared to 20.3 days pre-2000. The impact has been well documented. Workers who do not take their vacations to recharge... View Article

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