When does your vacation begin? Once you’ve passed security, settled into your seat, and the aircraft doors have closed? Or is it when you check in to your hotel room?
More than likely, the experience begins long before that. According to a 2019 study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life about the connection between anticipation and happiness, it was revealed that just planning or anticipating your trip can make you as happy as taking the trip. The study found that vacationers experienced a significant boost in happiness stages because people look forward to the good times ahead during the anticipation stages because people look forward to the good times ahead.
Addressing Travel Complications
However, travel can sometimes go hand in hand with complications such as flight delays, lost luggage, or illness. Having a knowledgeable and experienced travel agent in your corner will help navigate these setbacks. Still, we couldn’t help but ask ourselves what we could do at Acendas to streamline the traveling process, even when things go as planned? And was there was something more that we could offer our clients to extend the joy and buildup after the planning was complete?
So, stemming from that curiosity, the Acendas Pocket Travel app was born!
Technology can be a beautiful tool – and as a society, we often spend more time on our smartphones than on our computers. We want our clients to have the freedom to access their itineraries and documents from the palm of their hand, allowing them to review (and daydream about) their vacation plans with ease.
So go ahead — get excited and start the countdown. Your itinerary is ready and just a download away!
Here’s a quick rundown on how the app works:
To view your itinerary, download the Pocket Travel app to your mobile device and enter your unique credentials provided by your Acendas travel advisor. The Pocket Travel app contains essential information regarding your upcoming travel plans, including emergency, after-hours contact information, and all your travel documents.
The Pocket Travel app contains all the travel information you will need for your upcoming vacation, making it easy to:
– See all the details of the trip in one place.
– Stay on schedule, track flights, and get notifications on updates to your itinerary.
– Get driving or walking directions and view hotel or activity websites with one click.
– Communicate while you’re away with direct messaging to your travel advisor or others in your group.
– Get recommendations on activities, places to eat, and sites of interest from local guides.
– View past itineraries or collaborate on future ones — and share them with friends and family!
From your app, you can extend the excitement and share a copy of your itinerary with your travel mates or download a PDF version.
Gone are the days when you had to pack a folder and retrieve your travel documents at each check-in or destination. When you book with an Acendas Vacations travel advisor, you receive the best possible experience both before and during your vacation – and the innovative technology necessary to streamline it all!