FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - December 01, 2016) - Avoya Travel®, one of the world's most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, recently celebrated sales success with a Best of the Best reward trip to Ireland for top selling Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network along with their guests. Hosted by CIE Tours International and Avoya, the Best of the Best trip was awarded to a record number of Independent Agencies that achieved more than $1 million in 2015 sales.
The number of Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network reaching $1 million in sales has grown by more than 30% in each of the last two years.
The Best of the Best Avoya Network members were invited to join Avoya executives and CIE Tours representatives for the exclusive 7-day journey through Ireland this November. In addition to experiencing top destinations, hotels, and cultural activities, Independent Agency owners had access to special CIE Tours education sessions and networking with each other and Avoya's top executives.
"It was a pleasure hosting the Best of the Best Avoya Network members and celebrating their achievements in providing customers with world-class service and value," said Ursula Blackburne, senior director at CIE Tours International. "We were thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the extraordinary vacation experience CIE Tours provides travelers in Ireland and are excited that professionals in the Avoya Network are now able to share first-hand knowledge of the experiences, guides, destinations, and cultural sites available to their guests."
Traveling on board CIE Tours' luxury motor coaches, Avoya's Best of the Best itinerary included sightseeing in Dublin, Waterford, Cork, the Blarney Castle and Killarney, a Dingle Peninsula tour, a Sheepdog demonstration, stops at traditional Irish pubs, and the picturesque sights of Ireland's rolling hills and charming towns along the way.
"As a business owner, it is rewarding to have our hard work and dedication to our customers recognized through Avoya's Best of the Best trip. The experience CIE Tours created for us exceeded my expectations and I was overwhelmed by the hospitality and expertise of all the people we met," said Susan Webb, owner of Dream Vacations LLC. "I discovered that Ireland is even more wonderful than I expected and I can't wait to share my experiences with my clients."
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 25 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 recognize this. 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.
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 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.
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