SOURCE: Avoya Travel

Avoya Travel

May 06, 2014 09:00 ET

Avoya Travel Conference Accomplishes Mission and Solidifies Shared Commitment to Future of Travel and Vacation Experience

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 6, 2014) - Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the world's leading travel companies, today announced this year's annual conference, entitled Our Future Built Together, was the company's most successful to date. It brought together Avoya's Independent Agency Network and industry leaders to solidify a shared vision for the future of travel. The conference accomplished Avoya's mission of strengthening a collective commitment to delivering industry-leading technologies, operational support, and expertise in order to provide the best possible travel experiences for its customers.

With 2014 marking the 50th year in travel for Avoya's founding family, the conference also celebrated the company's impressive growth and its Independent Agency Network's increasing success. Avoya honored its top producers for each preferred supplier and introduced a new award tier, the Chairman's Club, to recognize Independent Agencies producing more than $4 million in sales. In addition, Avoya awarded a record number of President's Circle Independent Agencies that produced more than $2 million in 2013 sales. Avoya also saluted a record number of Best of the Best Independent Agencies who produced more than $1 million in sales last year. All Best of the Best, President's Circle, and Chairman's Club winners received a 7-night trip to Costa Rica with Globus, along with many other valuable rewards.

"Celebrity Cruises shares Avoya Travel's commitment to being leaders for the future of our industry and developing the best possible travel experience for mutual customers," said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales for Celebrity Cruises. "It was an honor to host Avoya Travel's elite Independent Agency Network aboard the Celebrity Silhouette to celebrate and build on our future together."

Avoya's conference was held aboard Celebrity Cruises' Silhouette for a 7-night Western Caribbean sailing. During the week, Avoya staff, Independent Agencies, and preferred suppliers participated in motivational general sessions, shared ideas during educational workshops and roundtables, and forged lasting relationships during lively networking events both on board and in port.

View footage from the many events during Avoya's conference in the highlight video here:

About Avoya Travel:
Avoya Travel® has a long-standing reputation for being one of the world's largest and most innovative travel companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 25 years, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. With an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. For this, Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being named 'Travel Agency of the Year', by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more.

Travel agency owners and experienced professionals interested in growing their businesses should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Lauren Tait-Davis
    Senior Manager of Media and Industry Relations
    Avoya Travel
    (760) 305-5060 x22201
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