Accent on Travel Newsletter 2nd Edition - Summer 2019

Accent on Travel Newsletter Summer 2019
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                               2nd Edition - Summer 2019
Accent on Travel has had a busy couple of months bringing our clients on globe-spanning adventures and exploring new routes ourselves for you, our clients, to enjoy in the future.  
 
Read on to see what we’ve been up to and get in on the fun!
Accent On Travel News
Attention Solo Travelers! Our new Solo Travel Club launched in February 2019 and had its last meeting before summer hiatus in June 2019.  This is a great time to join the Solo Travel Club before our next meeting on September 10th, 2019.  Each month we will mix & mingle, introduce travel companies & cruise lines that would love to host you on a future trip, and new this fall, move the meetings to various venues that fit the flavor of our meetings that month.  See more under upcoming events below.
 
NEW Vacation Option through Accent on Travel:  The Moorings, the Luxury Sailing Charters joins the Accent on Travel portfolio.  
 
Luxury and Expedition Travel Show:  Last month, nearly 200 Accent on Travel clients attended to mix & mingle with over 28 worldwide tour and cruise companies and support 5 local nonprofits enjoying breakout sessions, music, and more. What a great evening it was!  For 2020 we are planning a spring Adventure Travel Show and a fall Cruise Show – more information to follow. 

 
Where in the World is the Accent on Travel team?
Checking out Luxury Cruise Lines: Lisa Whitmarsh was invited to join executives of Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas and Norwegian Cruise Lines for a full weekend touring their suite accommodations and talking about the most luxurious experiences afloat.  Check out their offerings, learn more about Lisa or email !


Partying with the folks from “Down Under” Meanwhile, Katie Pickering and Sarah Crimian were invited to join the Executive Tourism Board of Australia for a star studded weekend in LA.  Days were filled with the most up to date information “Down Under” has to offer from guided tours to exotic private luxury accommodations in the outback to fishing, golf, and aboriginal experiences.  

Australia is the size of the United States,” she said “It has certain places you have to hit but there is so much more. Something for everyone - food and wine, culture, adventure, and more. It made me feel like I wanted to go back.”  

If Australia, New Zealand, Fiji is on your wish list, or at Accent on Travel.

 
Africa is HOT!  Accent on Travel owners, Annette & Rick Stellhorn hosted 37 wonderful clients into Africa exploring South Africa’s Cape Town, and Zambia/Zimbabwe’s amazing Victoria Falls, and safari experiences in South Africa & Botswana custom curated through Abercrombie & Kent.  "I was thrilled to hear so many guests say it was their best vacation ever" said Annette.  

Travel Advisor and Safari Expert in training, Jill Lokoff was the guest of
African Travel for her first safari.  Her experience in Tanzania & Kenya was amazing and we invite you to reach out to her at when you are ready to start planning. 

Annette, a nationally recognized Safari Expert was invited to join the Management of Regent Seven Seas, NCL, and Oceania on a private safari through Kenya hosted personally by Micato Safaris owners, the Pintos. 

“You go to Africa to see the animals, but you return to Africa because of the people that have touched your heart,” said Annette.  “This time, we were lucky enough to meet our ‘foster son’ David who we are currently helping by providing his education in a boarding school outside of Nairobi.  Words cannot describe how we felt when we got to meet him.” 

We know Africa – contact us today for a consultation: 302-278-6100

 
Celebrity Cruises ReInvented!  Group Travel Coordinator, Sofia Hedman was honored to enjoy the Inaugural sailing of the newly remastered Celebrity Summit in Puerto Rico.  As an expert in group travel, Sofia got to check out one of our ‘go to’ ships for many family and group cruises.  If you have any questions about the newly remodeled Celebrity ships or interested in putting together your own group, reach out to Sofia at 302-703-0115.
 
Vive La France!  Lisa Whitmarsh was honored to be invited to join owners and executives of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises in France for the Inaugural cruise of their newest ship, the S.S. Bon Voyage sailing roundtrip Bourdeaux, France.  She enjoyed the ‘all-inclusive’ river experience all Uniworld guests receive, some of the best wines in the world, and the fine company of fellow luxury travel advisors. 

“It was a food-and-wine lovers delight. The new decor, the layout ,and design of the ship was exquisite,” she said. "The food was fabulous. The service was impeccable. The ship was immaculate.” 

Check out Uniworld and their destinations or contact Lisa at 302-268-9988.

 
Anyone for Sushi? Annette & Rick Stellhorn just returned from hosting a fantastic group of clients through Japan and South Korea!  “It was everything we could of asked for as travelers, and more” said Annette.  The gardens were stunning, the food amazing and the people – everywhere were friendly and happy to see us!  I would go back tomorrow if we could!  This trip was curated by Accent on Travel and we used Silversea Cruises as our floating hotel, Abercrombie & Kent and Destination Asia for touring along with our preferred hotels of Hyatt Kyoto and the Shangri La in Tokyo which treated all of our guests royally! 

Interested in Japan? Reach out to our Japan specialist – Kristen Smith, so she can curate a trip for you!

 
Tired of airport check-in counters and waits – How about a Private Jet Journey?

Travel advisor, Sarah Crimian is just back from Seattle where she toured private jets and conversed with our preferred company for ‘Around the World’ Private Journeys and Private Jet Touring.  She will be happy to consult with you about a personal or family Private Jet experience.  She can be reached at 302-268-9300
 
Staying Sharp on “‘What’s New Around the World in Travel Experiences”: The entire Accent on Travel team flew to Dallas Texas in April to attend a one-day seminar update on the world’s best travel experiences for 2020 and beyond.  

 
Industry News
  • Southwest Airlines & JetBlue are now opening up for this coming holiday season – please do not wait to make your holiday plans.  Contact one of our five family travel specialists soon.
 
  • Starting from May 21, 2019, United is now offering nonstop service from EWR to Naples, Italy!  From Naples you can visit the Amalfi coast for a week of hiking or culinary classes easily! 
     
  • NEW competitively priced nonstop flights from California to Tahiti.  Combo this with a 7 day cruise on Paul Gauguin or Windstar for a very 8 day- affordable luxury vacation!
Featured Travel Advisor  - Bryan Clement
Accent on Travel advisor Bryan Clement is a certified cruise and travel expert with a college degree in travel and tourism from the University of Utah and over 13 years of experience in our industry.  He loves talking sports & about his home teams of the Orioles & Ravens.  One of our Alaska experts, Bryan has visited Alaska over 6 times and says he loves the state’s “unaltered nature … unique to anywhere I have visited.” He is great at helping you pick the right cruisetour for you or can create an itinerary to your liking. 
 
Beyond Alaska, Bryan is also an expert for Backroads hiking & biking tours, family vacations, custom & hosted European vacations, Caribbean Island getaways, and an experienced cruise specialist. 

Contract Bryan today by using the button below or calling 
443-798-2463. 
Featured Travel Tip: Preventing Lost Luggage
You never want to lose your luggage, but if you do, a little preparation goes a long way to getting it back.
 
Here are five tips from avid traveler, Annette Stellhorn, to help it follow you: 
 
  • Make sure you have permanent, easy to read, firmly affixed luggage tags on each back you checkin.
  • Check your bag tags that get put on at the airport to confirm it has your name and your final destination airport city code.
  • Keep your bag tag receipts in a secure, easy to locate, place until you are reunited with your bags. 
  • Write or type on an 8x10 piece of paper your travel dates, location for each date, and the contact phone number for each location.  Slip the paper in a large ziplock bag and slide it in the front pocket of your bag.
  • If your luggage is not on the baggage belt, go to the lost luggage counter and file a form (have them print out a form for you and check for accuracy).  After a few hours, get online and review the airline lost bag claim website for accuracy of your CLAIM: bag number, description, your contact phone & address where you want it shipped by date.  

And she has proof it works! “One of our client’s luggage just got misplaced for a couple of days and thanks to our advisor, Bryan Clement updating the incorrect claim info online, their luggage was located and reunited with the owner,” she said.
Travel (Partner) Company Highlight - Micato Safaris
Micato Safaris have been voted the #1 Safari outfitter in Africa by Travel and Leisure for many years. But what many people may not know is that their local contributions to the community have helped thousands of children get an education.
 
What sets their service apart? Micato, unlike many African outfitters have full-time employees as your hosts and not contracted agents. Because of that, they are fully committed to your having and outstanding VIP experience – and telling your friends! They go the extra mile so you have an incredible experience from top to bottom. “There are no surprises with Micato except pleasant ones” says Accent on Travel owner, Rick Stellhorn.
You're Invited! Upcoming Accent on Travel Events
Cruise Presentation in Rehoboth:  We’re hosting a Regent luncheon for "New to Regent", Past Regent Travelers wanting to look at new cruise options for 2020 & beyond, and spotlighting World Cruises.  Kate Otto, Sales Mgr with Regent Seven Seas will be joining the Accent on Travel team and presenting 'New Ships & New Itineraries' for an exclusive luncheon Friday, June 28th at Kings Creek Country Club. 
 
If you currently enjoy the ‘Suite Life’ on another cruise line or enjoy ‘all-inclusive’ and more upscale vacation experiences, consider yourself the ‘ideal’ NEW TO REGENT traveler.  Even the least expensive stateroom on the ship passenger enjoys, all meals, drinks, and shore excursions in every port. 
 
Mariner Club members?  If you have friends or family that have inquired 'Why do you love Regent?', we encourage you to invite them to this luncheon as your guests.  Any 'host' who's invitee makes a new RSSC cruise with Accent on Travel in 2019 will receive a $50 dining gift card, as will the new to Accent on Travel traveler (per booking not per passenger) once travel has occurred! 
 
Plan on joining us - room is limited in size.  RSVP’s are required – please call or email as soon as possible!
 
May the Disney “Force Be With You”  This fall in our Wilmington office, Disney Sales Manager and travel advisor Lisa Whitmarsh are putting together a true Disney Adventure – if you are new to the World of Disney or if you are a Disney lover just itching to know when you can stay in the newest fleet of hotels, please get on the list for an invite by emailing
Solo Travel Club ‘Get-Togethers’
Our Solo Travel club is on Summer Hiatus, but please rejoin us in the Fall at the following dates in and around our Rehoboth Beach office:
  • Sept 10th - Silversea Cruises – Expedition & Classic Cruising
  • October 8th- Tauck Vacations – Guided Tours, Small Ships & River Cruises
  • November 12th - Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
  • December – Date TBA – Holiday Celebration Party
 
To join the Club or attend your first meeting, contact Jill Lokoff at .
 
  

Featured Group Travel – Canadian Rockies & Rocky Mountaineer Rail - 1 SPOT LEFT: Join us for a custom-designed trip to the Canadian Rockies with one of Accent on Travel’s Award Winning Travel Advisors, Sofia Hedman on a spectacular tour through Alberta and British Columbia!

The trip includes 2-days enjoying all daylight luxury train travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer's GoldLeaf Service between Lake Louise and Vancouver staying in hotels each night of the trip.

Plus, extensive motor coach sightseeing which includes a birds-eye view of the Canadian Rockies via helicopter!

Email or give her a call at 302-703-0115 to learn more!


Other “Hosted by Accent on Travel” Vacations

Visit Cabo with Annette & Rick - this November 2019 - 7 days all-inclusive getaway departing Nov 16. 

Canadian Polar Bear Expedition by Land – Nov, 2020 [2 spots left]  

Antarctica featuring South Georgia Island - November 2021 

Contact  for interest in joining one of our current group trips or to start your own family, friends or organizational group vacation!
 
Featured Destination: AFRICA
From all indications it has to be the continent of Africa! 

Egypt has new ships on the Nile river, Morocco is seeing quite a few new travelers, wine lovers and city lovers are exploring Cape Town, and if you love animals – a Safari should be in your future! 

Contact one of our Africa specialists and let us take you there!  
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