About Us
About Us

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PLEASE GO AWAY™ VACATIONS ARE DIFFERENT – IN WAYS THAT HELP YOU!  

  • You will always talk to a real live person. You will never talk to a machine or be relegated to voice mail – you are too important. Regular office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Central Time Zone) Monday - Friday. However, we welcome personal, telephone and email appointments at other times if more convenient to you.
  • We were founded in 1966.  In the past 50 years our travel team has regularly arranged travels to (and personally experienced, as well) all 7 continents and cruised the oceans of the world.
  • "Every" departure date of "every" itinerary of "every" quality travel company and cruise line is available for you right here in our offices at the same - or quite often - better price than can be found elsewhere.
  • Please Go Away™ Vacations is an active invited member of North America's largest vacation selling organization, Vacation.com.  As such, the marketing power of Vacation.com is at your fingertips through our team of full time travel professionals. 
  • Our exclusive "AS YOU LIKE IT" TRAVEL program serves those travelers preferring independent travel experiences where they are not part of an organized group.  This works ideally for individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends that want to accomplish special individualized travel experiences.
  • By contrast, our exclusive 'FEATURE" TRAVEL program provides an unmatched value-added personally escorted travel program for those travelers preferring the comfort, camaraderie and security of traveling with a group of individuals sharing common travel interest.
  • Our exclusive "PRIVATE LABEL" TRAVEL program is a specialized program for our "Preferred Partners" where were secure and administer all travel components of a travel experience promoted and conducted under the name of a private organization.  Examples include multiple state university alumni associations. 

 PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS & PEER RECOGNITIONS

  • Repeat factor of 94+%, with some travelers having “gone away” with us on more than 70 personally escorted travel experiences – others close behind.
  • Travel experiences that have taken our travelers – and our professional team with more than 100 years of combined travel experience -- to all seven continents, and upon all the oceans, of the world. 
  • Carnival’s “Million Dollar Club”
  •  Maupintour’s “Top 100 Producers” in the United States.
  • American Express’ “Top 50 Representatives in the United States”. (Six different years. Selection determined solely on the amount of retail sales of leisure products regardless of agency size or location.)
  • CLIA’s “National Cruise Vacation Month Promotional Contest” award.
  • Carnival’s “Admiral of the Fleet” award - twice.
  • Carnival’s “Agency of the Year” award - nomination.
  • Travel Weekly’s “Travel Agency Achievement Award” for “Best Promotional Campaign”.
  • Travel Weekly’s “Travel Agency Achievement Award” for “Best Community Service Program”.

2016 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • AGAIN NAMED COLLETTE VACATIONS' "TOP GROUP SALES PERFORMER" - Zane Frings, representing Collette Vacations and its president Dan Sullivan, recently traveled to our Great Bend offices to present our team with an award naming us 2016 TOP GROUP PRODUCER!  Collette Vacations, headquartered in Pawtucket, RI, is a recognized U.S. and world leader of quality travel programs to all seven continents.  Its programs are often featured nationally on such popular television programs as "Wheel of Fortune."  Please Go Away(tm) Vacations regularly uses Collette programs as the basic framework of a travel experience to which we add many extra special ethnic and dining experiences "plus" bonus events and other inclusions.  Doing this results in the one-of-a-kind "all inclusive" travel experiences available "only" with Please Go Away(tm) Vacations' personally escorted and value-added "FEATURE' TRAVEL world-wide programs.  We also often use Collette programs for our "AS YOU LIKE IT" TRAVEL clients who prefer less-inclusive travel experiences; and for those that prefer experiences other than our select personally escorted programs.  In commenting on the award, Frings stated:  "The Award for Top Group Account has been presented to Please Go Away(tm) Vacations on behalf of Collette for our appreciation of this partnership.  This award is presented to the account that has done the most group travel with Collette in the states of Kansas and Missouri and therefore deserves high praise.  Please Go Away Vacations has been a long standing partner of Collette and we are excited for what the future will hold for this partnership!"

2015 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • PAULA AXMAN NAMED ONE OF NATION'S "TOP 25" TRAVEL AGENTS - TRAVELAGENT MAGAZINE "FOR THE SEVENTH EDITION of our annual Top 25 salute, we once again zero in on the industry's "All-Stars" - veteran agents with 10 or more years' experience who generate at least $1,000,000.00 in annual sales for their agency.  In many cases that number is three, four or more times larger. Beyond experience and productivity, these professionals have proven to be skillful, savvy problem solvers and out-of-the-box thinkers who are strongly devoted to their agency and clients.  Outside of the industry, these individuals give their time, talent and treasure to a number of charities and causes.”

  • U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION - BEST OF GREAT BEND - TRAVEL AGENTS

2014 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • PRINCESS CRUISES TOP PRODUCER - Paula Axman, Vice President and 26-year team member of Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations, has been inducted as a member of the elite group of 2014 Princess Cruises top producing professional travel consultants in North America. Brian O’Connor, Vice President of North America Sales for Princess Cruises, commented when presenting the award, “On behalf of the more than 23,000 crew members led by our senior officers at sea and more than 2,000 team members led by our executive management team ashore at Princess Cruises, we are pleased to present you with the “Sales Excellence Award,” to recognize your outstanding achievement and express our sincere appreciation.”
  • COLLETTE VACATIONS DUAL AWARDS - TOP GROUP AGENCY & TOP GROUP AGENT - These coveted awards were recently presented to Cheyenne Travel/Please Go Away™ Vacations as an organization and Paula Axman individually, by Collette Vacations. District Sales Manager Jordan Marx traveled to Great Bend and presented the awards in recognition of outstanding 2014 promotion and personal service of Collette’s products in the arranging and conducting of one-of-a-kind value added travel experiences throughout North America and the rest of the world. Collette Vacations is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and is the oldest continuously operating escorted travel operator in North America. With 90 years in the escorted travel industry, Collette Vacations has a reputation for quality and old fashioned customer service. Collette offers travel experiences to all seven continents. Its products are regularly highlighted on national programs, like “Wheel of Fortune.”
  • U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION - BEST OF GREAT BEND - TRAVEL AGENTS

2013 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION - BEST OF GREAT BEND - TRAVEL AGENTS

2012 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION - BEST OF GREAT BEND - TRAVEL AGENTS

2011 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • COLLETTE VACATIONS - PRESIDENT'S CLUB - one of approximately 30 North American promoters and sellers of Collette Vacations travel products In addition to receiving a crystal trophy and a $5,000 monetary consideration, selection as a member of this prestigious club also resulted in a designated personal "in house" service representative to provide immediate and unmatched personal service in meeting the needs of our clients.
  • LEISURE GROUP TRAVEL MAGAZINE - Addressing the question of how Social Media (Email, Internet, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.) is being effectively used in today’s travel market place to educate travelers and to promote leisure travel opportunities, our travel organization’s 8-point program consisting of quarterly electronic newsletter; monthly electronic magazine; specifically targeted E-blasts; "Picture Yourself Here" online travelogues; a highly personalized website; Facebook and Blogs; electronic greeting cards; and the innovative "Third Thursday Travel Talks" - designed to educate and inform (not sell) - was featured.
  • U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION - BEST OF GREAT BEND - TRAVEL AGENTS

2010 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION - BEST OF GREAT BEND - TRAVEL AGENTS

2009 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • VACATION.COM INNER CIRCLE -  North America's largest retail travel organization (the "inner Circle" is comprised of 85 travel industry leaders selected from America's more than 4,800 retail travel locations).
  • GLOBUS FAMILY OF TRAVEL BRANDS - PREMIER AGENCY
  • GLOBUS FAMILY OF TRAVEL BRANDS - PLATINUM GROUP PRODUCER - Limited to the top 30 group travel producers in North America.
  • U.S. COMMERCE ASSOCIATION - BEST OF GREAT BEND - TRAVEL AGENTS

2008 - Awards & Recognitions:

  • COLLETTE VACATIONS - PRESIDENT'S CLUB
  • GLOBUS FAMILY OF BRANDS - 2009 GROUP PLANNER & SALES REFERENCE GUIDE - 1 of only 4 travel professionals from throughout North America featured.
  • PRINCESS CRUISES - COMMODORE DESIGNATION
  • VACATION.COM - NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD "EZGUIDER" PROGRAM

OUR PLEDGE TO YOU:

Please Go Away™ Vacations shall always be committed to the full time effective promotion, sales, and service of quality travel products and experiences in a “high tech, but high personal touch” environment by observing our personal service credo -- “Small Town Caring – Worldwide”.

 
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