MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Jun 25, 2013) - Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced that it has launched new partnership and technology initiatives to sell air, car, and hotel products. The new programs, which come amidst a record-breaking year, will complement Avoya's successful sales of cruises, tours, and guided vacations and will enhance the customer experience while increasing the profitability for its award-winning Network of Independent Agencies.
"Avoya Travel's air, car, and hotel initiatives continue our relentless focus on delivering more value to our customers and Independent Agencies and will help us continue to grow our leadership position in the travel industry," said Van Anderson, Co-President of Avoya Travel. "These new opportunities enable our Independent Agencies to become even more successful by offering exclusive discounted prices and bonus amenities for travelers."
Avoya's new research and booking technologies are now available to its Network of Independent Agencies through the company's proprietary Travel Agent Operating System™, Agent Power™. Agents will now easily be able to search for hotel properties with the best pricing and amenities, select flight itineraries and seats, book discounted car rentals, and much more to provide exceptional value and efficient vacation planning for travelers.
Avoya (www.AvoyaTravel.com) has designed the new programs to be all-encompassing and is partnering with a variety of suppliers and technology providers, including major airlines, hotel chains, and car rental companies. The partnerships allow Avoya's Network of Independent Agencies access to numerous benefits, including lower car rental pricing than what is typically available through other online and traditional travel agencies, and optional prepaid hotel rates that can save travelers hundreds of dollars off their stay. In addition, American Express Cardmembers will have access to American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts bonus amenities and special prices, along with the ability to pay for their vacation with Membership Reward Points.
"We are thrilled Starwood Hotels and Resorts will be working alongside other suppliers on Avoya Travel's new hotel, air, and car initiatives," said Chris Austin, Vice President, Global Retail Leisure & Luxury Sales. "Our new partnership with Avoya will create significant sales growth and unique opportunities focused on providing exceptional service and remarkable travel experiences worldwide."
Avoya Travel (www.AvoyaTravel.com) has a long-standing reputation in the travel industry for being one of the top producing, most innovative, and admired travel companies worldwide. The company has been a part of the American Express Travel Representative Network for 25 years and has grown to become American Express' number one producing cruise and tour seller thanks to a continued surge in customer demand and its elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies.
Avoya Travel has received notable accolades, including being named 'Travel Agency of the Year', by Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, Brendan Vacations, and more. Avoya Travel has also been featured for its groundbreaking technology, innovative Live Leads program, and leadership in travel by top industry publications, including Agent @ Home, Travel Agent, Travel Pulse, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Vacation Agent, and more.
Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com, or for customers located in Canada, call 866-935-4051 or visit ca.AvoyaTravel.com. Travel agency owners and professionals interested in growing their business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com.
About Avoya Travel:
Avoya Travel® (www.AvoyaTravel.com) is one of the largest and most awarded travel companies in North America and beyond. As an American Express Travel Representative for 25 years, Avoya® is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, quality service, and success in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. With hundreds of Independent Agencies in its Network, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide.