SOURCE: Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center

Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center

January 26, 2011 17:58 ET

Royal Caribbean Crowns Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center With Top Travel Agency Award Again

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - January 26, 2011) - Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center, one of the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced that Royal Caribbean International has presented the company with its highest-ranking honor for 2010, the 'President's Award for Overall Achievement', in recognition of its outstanding customer experience, elite network of independent vacation-planning experts, and exceptional sales performance.

"Royal Caribbean commends Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center for creating an incredible and innovative vacation experience for its clients," said Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support & Services of Royal Caribbean International. "Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center continues to impress us with their integrity, professionalism, and ingenuity, and our mutual guests greatly benefit from our partnership."

Out of over 20,000 travel agencies, Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center is the only Royal Caribbean Cruises partner in history to receive the esteemed 'President's Award' consecutively, for both 2010 and 2009, as well as the only organization ever to be honored three times, also winning in 2006. Royal Caribbean also named Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center a 2007 'Partner of the Year'.

Recently onboard Allure of the Seas, the newest and most innovative cruise ship ever built, Richard Fain, Chairman and CEO, and Adam Goldstein, President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International, hosted an exclusive event for Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center (www.AvoyaTravel.com) to celebrate the successful year. The honor was then announced by Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President of Sales and Trade Support & Services; Joanne Schimelman, Vice President of Sales and National Accounts; Laura J. Hodges, Director of National Accounts; and Lori Goldspiel, National Accounts Manager for Royal Caribbean International.

"To be the only company in the industry to receive the President's Award three times is truly amazing and a testament to Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center's customer-centric focus and first-class network of independent travel experts," said Brad Anderson, Co-President of Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center. "We are thrilled to win the most elite award from Royal Caribbean Cruises and will continue to provide the best vacation experiences to travelers worldwide."

Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center earned the 'President's Award' from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line because of the company's success in selling Royal Caribbean's most popular products. The company's independent travel experts are renowned for creating dream vacations for travelers onboard Royal Caribbean's most popular ships, including Allure of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Freedom of the Seas, and more, which offer itineraries to the most sought after destinations such as the Caribbean, Europe, and Alaska.

Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center has a long-standing reputation in the travel industry for being one of the top-producing travel agencies worldwide. The company has been a part of the American Express Travel Representative Network for over 20 years and is supported by an elite network of independently owned and operated agencies.

Travelers interested in booking their next trip with Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center, an American Express Travel Representative, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com. Professional sellers of travel interested in growing their business by affiliating with Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center should call 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com.

Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center has received many notable accolades, including being named 'Travel Agency of the Year', by Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, American Express Travel, Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Brendan Vacations.

About Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center:
Avoya Travel™ / America's Vacation Center® (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 more than 20 years, Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, quality service, and success in every aspect of planning vacations and cruises. With hundreds of independently owned and operated travel agencies in its network, Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide.

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    Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center
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