Sudeikis named top travel agent by Travel + Leisure Magazine

31 Aug 2016

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 2016.

The magazine identified 137 agents as “”A-List” selections, recognizing them for their expertise for specific destinations or packages. They were selected because they are the ultimate in travel planners by taking trips to the next level. Said T+L editors: “voted among the 100 most powerful women in travel by Travel Agent magazine, Sudeikis and her team at Acendas are pros at organizing large family reunions.”

Sudeikis has been with Acendas since 1993 and has been in the travel industry for 40-plus years. She served as president of the American Society of Travel Agents from 2004-06.

“Kathy’s success starts and ends with her character and love of people,” Acendas Co-Owner Gary Davis said. “She is committed to providing her customers an enjoyable and memorable experience.”

Sudeikis is heavily involved in the Kansas City Community, including her volunteering for Gilda’s Club, a Cancer Support Group. Sudeikis herself is a cancer survivor. Of course, she might best be known for her work in helping to organize “The Big Slick,” a charity event that features actors and comedians with Kansas City roots that helps to fund programs at Children’s Mercy Hospital. One of those stars is Sudeikis’s son Jason.

“I love my job because I have the opportunity to help clients create exceptional memories,” Sudeikis said. “I am honored to be recognized, but it really speaks as much to the quality team we have at Acendas who all have the same mantra.”

Acendas Co-Owner Brent Blake says it is Sudeikis’s “attention to detail, creativity and communication” that allows her to excel in her job.

About Acendas Travel

Acendas is an award-winning, nationally-rated top 50 travel management company with 35 years experience delivering industry-leading corporate travel solutions, full-service meeting/incentive support and customized vacation/leisure travel planning. Its success has been built on a foundation of unmatched expertise, outstanding customer service and the latest technological innovation to enhance the travel experience. Based in Kansas City and Minneapolis, the Acendas team offers a network of dedicated professionals throughout the United States to serve every travel need. Visit Acendas at or and connect on LinkedIn (, and follow on social media platforms for corporate (@acendascorp, and vacation (@acendastravel,,