Cadence Included in SDBJ's 100 Best Places to Work in 2018


The premier travel management resource has been selected as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal


Cadence Travel, the premier travel management resource that creates personalized experiences and exceptional managed travel programs, has been selected as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. Cadence was selected because the company prioritizes workplace culture and employee happiness through unique appreciation programs, active company outings, and exclusive travel incentive perks.

“At Cadence, it’s so important to us that we create a supportive work environment for our employees and promote company success from the inside out, “said Wendy Burk, CEO and Founder of Cadence Travel. “We are on an endless pursuit to keep employees as excited and energetic as they were on their start date. Cadence motivates employees through recognition programs that celebrate achievements in work ethic, customer service and education.”

Cadence celebrates employee work ethic with an “Employee of the Quarter” award that rewards the winner with $500, as well as a reveal email sent companywide detailing thoughtful nomination feedback about the deserving employee. The company celebrates customer service appreciation with “Wow Me Wednesday,” showing recognition and appreciation for employees with extraordinary customer service standards. Cadence also celebrates education appreciation through the “Cadence Certified” program for employees who have completed internal and external educational courses related to the company and its travel partners with a certificate of completion and monetary compensation.

Cadence promotes an active lifestyle through weekly yoga classes, funded participation in community fitness events and encouragement of “Cadence Cardio” midday group walking breaks to La Jolla Cove.  The company also nurtures a healthy workplace environment with perks such as yoga chairs, standing desks, healthy snack delivery and a “Memory Wall” in the hallway to remind everyone of their cherished travel memories.

The 22-year-old travel management company is headquartered in downtown La Jolla. Its 50 employees have an upbeat, creative take on managing business travel, vacations, events and incentive trips. All employees have an opportunity to make a difference. In the past few years, Cadence has raised over $40,000 for local and global charities. This year, the company has partnered with End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (ECPAT) to fight human trafficking and spread awareness.


Hugs from our travel partners:

Just wanted to say congratulations on this honor. I am thrilled for you, but definitely not surprised, knowing the way you run your company and the respect you have for your employees. Kudos on being chosen – well deserved!
— Matthew D. Upchurch, Chairman & CEO, Virtuoso
That is a great accolade. It speaks to doing business with integrity, and a focus on your people. Well done!
— Carol Cabezas, COO, Azamara Club Cruises
That is AMAZING news and I am so proud of you and your team!!!! First Class!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Jonathan Hamel-DeLara, Global Luxury Account Executive, Travel Industry (West Coast), Marriott International Luxury Brands