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Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network Recognized for Top Sales and Outstanding Customer Service in 2015 ‘Best of the Best’ Program


Independent Agencies responsible for company’s record-breaking sales year after year



Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – April 26, 2016 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s leading travel companies, will honor over 90 Independent Agencies in their annual ‘Independent Agency Best of the Best’ program for producing millions in annual sales in 2015, a notable 30% increase in winners from 2014.


Avoya’s ‘Best of the Best’ program was started in 2011 to recognize Independent Agencies for top sales and outstanding customer service. Qualifying agencies are recognized in one of three categories based on annual sales levels, including: ‘Best of the Best’ for agencies which sold more than $1 million in 2015; ‘President’s Circle’ for agencies which sold more than $2 million; and ‘Chairman’s Club’ for agencies which sold over $3 million in 2015.


“Avoya has always been focused on enabling Independent Agencies to build prosperous businesses by doing what they do best – selling travel,” said Brad Anderson, President, Avoya Travel. “The continued growth in the number of Independent Agencies in Avoya’s ‘Best of the Best’ program, through our ground-breaking, patented technology, Live Leads™, innovative marketing efforts and agent support, confirms Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network are producing some of the industry’s highest earnings.”


Avoya has a long-standing reputation among consumers and travel industry partners for providing value and personalized service to travelers worldwide, and creating opportunities for travel professionals to significantly grow their business. Avoya’s 2015 ‘Best of the Best’ recognition proves that Independent Agencies are reaching more customers and delivering more quality vacations than ever before. In 2015, 74 agencies made over $1 million in sales, 14 agencies made over $2 million in sales and seven made over $3 million in annual sales.


“We would not be as successful as we are if it were not for the Avoya Live Leads program and the support they provide to our business,” said David and Cindy Locke, Owners of Seize the Sea Agency and recipient of Avoya’s Chairman’s Club award for booking over $4 million in sales. “Since affiliating with Avoya in 2004, Avoya’s Live Leads program has allowed our business to grow dramatically because we don’t have to spend time or money on marketing and we can focus on selling vacations.”


“It is extremely gratifying to be acknowledged as a member of Avoya Travel’s Chairman’s Club for the second year in a row,” said Shawn Power, Owner of Powerventures Travel Services Ltd. “My top priority is turning my client’s’ dream vacations into a reality and with Avoya’s support and my first-hand knowledge of the products I sell, I can continue focusing on delivering great value to my clients and exceptional customer service.”


Avoya’s ‘Best of the Best’ Independent Agencies will be recognized and awarded at the 2016 Avoya Travel Conference from May 2-6 at Club Med Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida. ‘Best of the Best’ Independent Agencies will be awarded a trophy and complimentary trip to Ireland made available through Avoya and CIE Tours International from November 7-13, 2016.



About Avoya Travel

Avoya Travel has a long-standing reputation for being one of the world’s largest and most innovative travel companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 25 years, 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. For 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 Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit