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New-To-Travel Agency Program Setting High Success Rates at Avoya Travel


Avoya’s enhanced education and support programs result in greater early success for new agents



Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – September 6, 2017 – Avoya Travel®, one of the travel industry’s most innovative brands with a reputation for Integrity and Professionalism™, reports that Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™ participating in Avoya’s New-To-Travel program are having as much success as Independent Agencies joining the Network with years of travel industry experience. A significant number of New-To-Travel Independent Agencies are achieving as much as $100,000 in monthly sales in their first six months in the Avoya Network. Avoya’s unique combination of enhanced professional education programs, support, and Avoya Live Leads™ is providing better opportunities for both new to the industry and experienced travel professionals to accelerate success and continue business growth, regardless of their experience in the industry.


With more than 50 percent of the Independent Agencies joining the Avoya Network participating in the New-To-Travel program, Avoya is helping Independent Agencies become more successful by offering enhanced and immediate support and education to new Network members. This includes the company’s award-winning Avoya University™. Designed as optional, interactive, and self-paced, Avoya University provides a flexible experience to help Independent Agencies achieve success with Avoya’s Agent Power™ technology, Live Leads program, American Express offers and programs, and all the other optional resources available. Avoya recently added personalized elements to the platform that enable Independent Agencies access to live small group sessions and individual meetings with Avoya University support staff, in addition to new online courses and webinars tailored specifically for New-To-Travel professionals.


Avoya recently launched another program for New-To-Travel Independent Agencies – the optional Leads 2 Bookings (L2B) initiative powered by Avoya’s award-winning Mastermind Program™.  L2B helps new Independent Agencies achieve success faster with Avoya Live Leads – new client leads offered exclusively to their business 24/7/365.


Many New-To-Travel Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network are achieving sales levels within their first few months that are much greater than what their peers are experiencing at other leading networks. Here are a few examples:


After leaving a decade-long career in computer technology and wireless communication, avid cruiser Jonathan Cerreta is turning his passion for travel into a successful business through Avoya’s New-To-Travel program. Since opening his Independent Agency, Vertias Travel, and joining the Avoya Network three months ago, he has booked more than $300,000 in sales and raised his company’s first year goal to over $1 million. Jonathan credits his success with his participation in Avoya’s educational programs and the optional Live Leads program that gives him the ability to focus on just a few supplier specialties.


“Avoya Travel believes in Independent Agencies like mine and gives us all the resources necessary to be successful. From the beginning Avoya University provided a great platform for professional education on using and navigating Agent Power and Avoya’s other systems. Coming from a sales development background, I appreciate the optional Mastermind programs, coaching, and suggestions that Avoya provides to help me accelerate my success with Live Leads and in running my business overall,” said Cerreta.


Through Avoya’s New-To-Travel program Danter Travel owner, Laurence Danter, turned his corporate travel experience as a former CEO of several international companies into a successful business he could conduct from anywhere. Combined with Avoya’s Live Leads, professional education, and patented technology, Danter is exceeding his own goals and is now tracking to do well over $500,000 his first year.


“Avoya Travel presents the best opportunity to enter the travel business and succeed. Avoya University helped me in a few short months transition from dreaming of owning my own travel company to a reality,” said Danter. “The best part is that I can conduct business from a beach, a cruise ship or even while touring new countries because Avoya’s Agent Power technology makes it possible to talk to clients live, search for vacations, provide accurate pricing and promotion details, make reservations, accept payments, and so much more from anywhere in the world.”


Jesse Morris, owner of We Book Travel LLC has reached over $300,000 in sales in his first three months as an Independent Agency in the Avoya Network. A recent empty nester, Jesse decided to open a travel agency so that he and his wife could enjoy more time cruising and traveling the world than a traditional career allows. With an extensive background in sales, technology, and banking, Morris applies his best customer service and business practices to his travel agency. “I also work off hours, claiming Avoya Live Leads at unusual times. The hardest part of running any business is finding clients and with Avoya’s Live Leads I have access to new customers anytime I want one,” said Morris.


Morris also participates in Avoya’s optional professional education programs and loves the power that his agency has behind him with Avoya’s reputation and the company’s three-decade relationship with American Express. “The scope of everything Avoya University offers is remarkable, and combined with the vendor resources and other professional education available through Avoya my business is thriving. The combined reputation of the Avoya and American Express brands has given my new agency more clout than I ever would have starting out on my own.”


Announced last year, Avoya’s New-To-Travel program was created to help those with an entrepreneurial spirit, a love of travel, and a passion to own and operate their own business a clear, affordable path to achieve what for many has been a lifetime dream. New-To-Travel entrepreneurs are joining the Avoya Network in record numbers and reaching top sales through the optional Avoya Live Leads program.


“Avoya Travel is helping more people discover the benefits of owning their own travel business. We are thrilled that our programs are enabling new Independent Agency owners in the Avoya Network to achieve amazing sales in so little time,” said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel. “Avoya Travel continues to create innovative initiatives that pave a path to success for travel professionals of all experience levels and help provide customers with the best expertise, service, and value.”


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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 800-357-2261 or