Avoya’s Popular Web Series Reaches Major Milestone Featuring Co-CEO Jeff Anderson as Special Guest
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – April 26, 2023 – Avoya Travel®, one of the travel industry’s most innovative brands, recently released the 100th episode of “On Deck With Avoya: Your Weekly Travel Update”, a weekly web series that has been broadcast through Facebook Live and Zoom, with all episodes housed on YouTube and posted on LinkedIn. Making its initial debut in October 2020, “On Deck With Avoya” was originally created to serve as a platform for travel advisors to keep up with the latest industry news, business best practices, and Avoya-insider knowledge at a time when supplier policies and current events were constantly shifting at a rapid rate due to the pandemic. Culminating in the 100th episode in April 2023 featuring special guest Jeff Anderson, Co-CEO of Avoya Travel, the highly popular web series has evolved over two and a half years to become a go-to resource for travel advisors seeking information from high-profile industry leaders, knowledgeable Avoya support staff, and top-producing Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™.
A collaborative effort between Avoya’s Trade Marketing and Network Expansion teams, “On Deck With Avoya” developed over time to incorporate a weekly Question and Answer segment as well as multiple interview segments including Meet the Team, where Avoya support staff detail their roles, departmental responsibilities, and other Avoya-insider knowledge; Meet the Network, where successful Avoya Network members share their suggested best practices and other secrets to success; and Meet the Industry, where powerhouse travel industry personalities disclose their insights into their brands, trade news, and industry trends.
In addition to Anderson, other notable guests of the show include Brad Anderson, Senior Advisor and Co-Founder of Avoya Travel; Charles Sylvia, ECC, Vice President of Industry and Trade Relations at CLIA; Gary Murphy, Co-Owner of AmaWaterways; and Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President, Sales and Trade Support & Service at Royal Caribbean International. “On Deck With Avoya” celebrated its two-year anniversary by streaming live from onboard the Celebrity Beyond in Mexico during the 2022 Avoya Conference, showcasing a true live experience in person with special guest Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support & Service at Celebrity Cruises; over 50 guests were present in person with more than 70 watching the livestream.
“We’re thrilled to see the tremendous growth of our once-small, pandemic-born weekly web series in only two and a half years,” said Chris Greene, Director of Network Expansion at Avoya Travel and host of “On Deck With Avoya”. “We’ve had the opportunity to interview many high-profile industry leaders, livestream from two countries, and aid in sourcing numerous new affiliates for the Avoya Network. With constant innovation at the forefront of our endeavors, we’re proud of our accomplishments thus far and are excited to greatly expand our weekly show into the future as the travel industry continues to evolve.”
Since its inception in 2020, “On Deck With Avoya” has accrued nearly 150,000 impressions, over 7,000 views, and over 100 new subscribers on YouTube alone, an impressive indicator of the show’s steady levels of engagement and participation from the travel advisor community. In the two weeks following its release, the 100th episode earned a reach of over 4,000 on Facebook, with views totaling more than 2,600. The 100th episode also featured the unveiling of a brand-new logo and refreshed aesthetic, signaling the next phase of a once-fledgling web series’ continuous growth into a staple resource for travel advisors, particularly those interested in taking advantage of Avoya’s best-in-class support, resources, and technology.
To view the 100th episode of “On Deck With Avoya”, click here.
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About Avoya Travel
Avoya Travel® is a vacation platform company which is redefining how vacations are booked by providing unmatched resources, services, proprietary technology, and patented solutions to thousands of companies including cruise lines, tour companies, resorts, and the Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network. Through its innovative model and vast demand channels, Avoya utilizes powerful marketing technology and data intelligence, alongside its patented Live Leads™ program, to connect travelers with independent travel advisors who deliver personalized service and value throughout the vacation planning and booking process. Avoya continues to develop groundbreaking technology solutions to offer travelers access to exclusive discounts and amenities in partnership with travel suppliers. Avoya has won numerous awards for its technology and innovation, including holding multiple patents, and serves travelers in North America and beyond.
Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in receiving the unmatched services, marketing, support, and technology needed to own and operate their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.AvoyaNetwork.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with an expert Independent Agency in the Avoya Network should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.