SOURCE: Avoya Travel

Avoya Travel is a leading travel company and American Express Travel Representative

May 22, 2017 13:00 ET

Avoya Travel's 10th Annual Conference Draws Largest Attendance and Celebrates Record Success

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 22, 2017) - Avoya Travel®, one of the world's most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, today kicks off its 10th annual Avoya Travel Conference with record attendance by Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™, industry leaders, supplier partners, and support staff. Participants have come together to celebrate overall record success, to learn and network, and to continue innovation toward new and better vacation experiences for travelers.

Amid a top 2016 sales year and best-ever sales in 2017 to date, Avoya has much to celebrate. The company is honored to award more top producing Avoya Network members with record-setting profits than ever before. Avoya also plans to unveil technology and marketing programs, which will be strategically implemented to help grow sales for the Avoya Network and further improve vacation planning and buying for customers.

The four-day event program also features notable keynote speakers including Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President at Royal Caribbean; Paula Hayes, Vice President at Globus family of brands; Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-Owner of AmaWaterways; Camille Olivere, Senior Vice President at Norwegian Cruise Line; and more. A preferred partner tradeshow, dynamic workshops, educational sessions and panels with industry leaders, and valuable networking events will also be held for attendees throughout the week.

In addition, the Avoya Conference will feature favorite events such as the Chairman's Sip and Savor, a premier night honoring Avoya's founders Pat and Pal Anderson, which this year will also celebrate Pal's 95th birthday. Avoya continues its tradition of giving back with the annual food packing event for attendees to help provide meals to children and families in need. Plus, new events including a lively Avoya Spirit night with team building activities and a Wild West theme party are also planned.

"The Avoya Travel Conference is a premier forum for our stakeholders to come together, share ideas, and learn about our newest programs and resources designed to support the continued growth and success of Avoya Network members, supplier partners, and our overall Shared Success model," said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel.

Avoya's 2017 conference is held May 22 - 25, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California. Follow Avoya's conference updates and join in the conversation on social media at #AvoyaConf2017.

About Avoya Travel:
Avoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world's most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, and their largest seller of cruises and tours, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. Through an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Cruise lines and travel partners recognize this, as Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more. Today, Avoya is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with support offices throughout the United States.

Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-357-2261 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.