Host Agency Press Releases

Avoya Travel Network’s Top Independent Agencies Hosted on Award Trip with Holland America Line

Top selling Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ celebrating 2016 sales success on the its Best of the Best Independent Agency Recognition Award Trip hosted by Holland America Line and Avoya.



Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – December 21, 2017 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative travel companies, celebrated the sales success of top selling Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ with its Best of the Best Independent Agency Recognition Award Trip. Hosted by Holland America Line and Avoya, the Best of the Best trip awarded a record number of Independent Agencies that achieved more than $1 million in 2016 sales.


The number of Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network reaching $1 million in sales had double-digit growth from 2015. The Best of the Best trip was an extended celebration of Avoya’s record sales in 2016 and Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network successfully reaching more customers and delivering more quality vacations than ever before.


This December, the Best of the Best Avoya Network members were invited to join Avoya executives and Holland America Line representatives onboard the beautiful ms Eurodam for the 7-night Western Caribbean sailing. In addition to experiencing ports-of-call in the Bahamas, Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and Key West, Florida, Independent Agency owners had access to special Holland America Line education sessions and intimate networking with Avoya’s top executives.


“Hosting the Best of the Best Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network and celebrating their success in providing extraordinary vacation experiences to travelers was our honor,” said Eva Jenner, Vice President of Sales at Holland America Line. “We were proud to showcase ms Eurodam and are excited that Avoya Network members are able to share first-hand knowledge of the elegant cruise vacation experience Holland America Line offers our mutual guests.”


While in Ochos Rios, the Jamaica Tourist Board personally greeted the Avoya Network members as they disembarked onto the beautiful island. Local Independent Agency owner and member of the Avoya Travel Network, Sharon White of Sheri-Funtastic Travels and Resorts ltd., was instrumental in initiating the exclusive welcome event which showcased the strong relationship the island has with travel professionals.


“It was an incredible opportunity to sail on Holland America Line’s exquisite ms Eurodam and experience the memorable vacations the line creates for guests with impeccable service, updated interiors and entertainment venues, and excellent dining options,” said Tim Orlowski, owner of Travel by Tim & Steve, LLC. “I’m also eager to share my experience in the Caribbean with my clients as a reminder that the beautiful islands and ports-of-call are open and ready for guests to enjoy.”


“Participating in Avoya’s Best of the Best Recognition Award Trip was extraordinary for my business, from the exclusive Holland America education to invaluable networking with Avoya executives and top Independent Agencies,” said Abbey Mopsick, owner of Abbey’s World Travel LLC. “I’m already excited and motivated to reach sales goals I’ve set for next year’s reward trip!”


Travel professionals who want to learn more about Avoya and how to make 2018 their best sales year yet can visit:



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 one of their largest sellers 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 Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit ww