The Future of Travel

By Brent Blake, President, Acendas Travel “The virus will tell us.” Who can forget the now famous quote by Dr. Tony Fauci, the inspirational director at the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, when asked about the removal of …

“Can’t Wait to Say Wheels Up”

By Brent Blake, President, Acendas Travel When everyone is sharing in the pain of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is a futile exercise to say one group is challenged more than another—especially when we are relatively early in the battle and tough …

Staying Ahead of the Snowball

By Brent Blake, President, Acendas Travel Legendary hall-of-fame pitcher and amateur philosopher Satchel Paige famously said: “don’t look back, something might be gaining on you.” At the risk of raising the ire of Mr. Paige’s soul, when I look back …

Meetings are where the work gets done.

By Stephanie Clifton, Director of Meetings/Incentives, Acendas Travel The dirty little secret is that as much as people say they detest meetings; the truth is a well-designed and well-run meeting is productive with both short and long-term results as a …