Monday, February 18, 2013

Cadence Elite 2012: Punta Mita, Mexico

Each year, Cadence celebrates our our top producing Cadence leisure travel specialists with a rewarding incentive trip. This year, the Cadence Elite 2012 were flown to Punta Mita for a special recognition weekend filled with Puerto Vallarta luxury and relaxation, from complimentary spa treatments to a tranquil fishing trip.

The group of sixteen agents stayed at the Four Seasons Punta Mita, located in "a picturesque fishing village nestled on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit... an oasis of white-sand beaches and turquoise waters that boasts some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, surfing and golf in the world."

Read on for Cadence CEO and Founder Wendy Burk's personal photographs from our Cadence Elite weekend getaway!

The stunning view from Wendy's accommodations at the Four Season Punta Minta.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Cadence Cruises Exclusive Offer: Azamara

Cadence Cruises is partnering with Azamara Club Cruises for an exclusive offer in February 2013!

Book between February 11th - 13th 2013 and get extra love!

Clients who book during the select dates will receive:
  • $500 per stateroom onboard spending credit (oceanview or higher)
  • $100 gift: complimentary dinner for two onboard and free travel speakers for your mobile device

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Cadence Celebrates 10th Anniversary of the Ritz-Carlton STARS Program

Cadence CEO and Founder Wendy Burk joined fellow owners of The Ritz-Carlton STARS agencies to gather with Ritz-Carlton hoteliers from around the world at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the STARS program.

The STARS program is an invitation-only society of the top 50 travel agencies world-wide. This exclusive membership gives our travel specialists at Cadence the chance to pamper our clients with complimentary upgrades, VIP amenities, and other extraordinary details.

Wendy said her time at exotic resort in Amelia Island was absolutely fabulous... And she made sure to spend some time with Amelia, the parrot!

As a member of the Ritz-Carlton STARS, Cadence would be thrilled to offer you added amenities, first priority requests, complimentary upgrades and detailed, personal recognition by hotel management, even including a personalized gift or note. It's just the Cadence difference- we prefer that our clients are treated like royalty.

Interested in experiencing the exclusive treatment a Ritz-Carlton STARS agency can offer you? Contact one of our Cadence travel specialists today!

Cadence Travel Management

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Top Ten | Hotel Spas in America

Relax here: Best spa hotels in the U.S., TripAdvisor reviews say

Top Ten Hotel Spas in America

Article and reviews via TripAdvisor

It’s a new year and with it comes the opportunity for some much-needed rejuvenation. These 10 U.S. hotel spas get the highest marks from TripAdvisor travelers – 30% of whom plan to take a trip dedicated recharging their batteries in the beginning 2013, according to a recent wellness travel survey. And of the 1,100 respondents, almost half will stay in a hotel. With that, check out the hotel spas that made the list:

Santa Barbara, California
Photo credit: Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Travel Review: Easter Island

Cadence Visits The Home of the Mayan Calendar!

Cadence Travel Specialist visits Easter Island, the Atacama region, and Santiago.

Review by George Wahab
Photos by Kathleen Wahab

Easter Island (Rapa Nui) is a magical place of mysterious legends, theories of extra terrestrial visitors, great stone statues that walked from the quarry to the plateau where they now stand, and the very place associated with the Mayan calendar predicting the end of our world on December 21th 2012. That's where we started our visit to Chile- on this tiny island of just 24 square miles and the southernmost piece of land in the Pacific Ocean.

Why anyone would venture to visit such a place? What else can we see beside the Moai? What type of aircraft can land on a tiny piece of land? All those questions came to mind when we decided to make an excursion to Easter Island.

Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Resolution: Improve travel experiences

Trouble keeping your travel-related New Year’s Resolutions?

Cadence Travel Management can help you with that.

It happens every year… We watch the clock count down to midnight on New Year’s Eve, and suddenly the world is at our fingertips. Motivated and inspired to make this year the year we to live life to the fullest, we plan out our aspirations for the next twelve months.

Because our travel specialists at Cadence thrive on providing solutions and simplifying your life, there is one resolution we hope to see on everyone’s list this year:

There’s a very good chance that you’ll be traveling this year. Whether you’re planning an unforgettable getaway or clocking miles as a road warrior, improving your travel experience is undoubtedly a return on investment for your health and happiness.

Here are our to five tips to improve your travel experience:

Monday, January 7, 2013

CADENCE Meetings & Incentives

Cadence CEO explains how to plan successful group travel

"We listen to the individual’s needs." - Wendy Burk

In a world where everyone wants to be heard, the ability to listen is a lost art… But not for the passionate meeting planners at CADENCE.

From the moment our dedicated M&I division receives your phone call, we listen to your organization’s vision, acknowledge your group’s needs, and hear each traveler’s request.

We ask questions, questions and more questions to understand your desired outcome. We want to know your most intricate details of your goals… And once we do, we incorporate our creativity, experience and industry knowledge to prescribe the perfect fit… Above and beyond your expectations, every single time.