Our History

Our basic philosophy is to utilize the latest technology and hire the most experienced personnel to provide our clients with unmatched expertise and service. 


Acendas, led by President, Brent Blake, was founded as All About Travel in 1982. We have achieved significant growth over the last 30 years due to our solid reputation in the travel business. Our ability to build lasting client relationships is manifested by our high client retention.

Acendas is the BCD brand that specializes with mid-market accounts who may also be requiring global consolidation. We can bring all the programs, technology, buying power of our mega agency, yet deliver it to our customers in a very high touch customer service approach. Acendas is headquartered in Kansas City with other offices throughout the Midwest in Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Louis.

 Our global powerhouse provides you with unmatched support.

Acendas is a partially-owned subsidiary of BCD Travel, the third largest purchaser of corporate travel in the US. Our subsidiary status with BCD Travel allows our clients to take advantage of BCD’s industry leading technology solutions, proprietary corporate travel discounts, as well as a variety of global resources. BCD Travel is comprised of over 1,300 locations across the U.S. and more than 3,000 offices around the world.

Our strategic recommendations combine thought leadership with cost reduction technologies, intelligent data analysis and traveler health and safety policies to ensure a strong, well-managed travel program. The stability of our ownership, combined with considerable travel industry experience, allows us to successfully execute customized travel solutions for clients around the world.

It’s how we do business that sets us apart.