MIAMI, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel® / American Express®, one of the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced its 2012 National Conference will be held for its Network of Independent Agencies onboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam. The conference will serve as a platform to launch new programs that differentiate Avoya® in the market place for creating extraordinary vacation experiences for travelers, supporting its Network of Independent Agencies, and expanding relationships with Avoya's supplier partners.
"Holland America Line is honored to host Avoya Travel and its elite Network of Independent Agencies onboard one of our Signature Class ships," said Rob Coleman, Vice President – North America Field, Charter & Incentive Sales for Holland America Line. "We're looking forward to showcasing our incredible crew and our newest ship, the Nieuw Amsterdam, with its unique offerings to Avoya Travel's professional Network."
The Avoya (www.JoinAvoya.com) National Conference will be held December 2 – 9, 2012, onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam's 7-night Caribbean sailing. The program will feature extensive and exclusive professional development sessions, participation from industry leaders, intimate meetings with supplier partners and Avoya Travel Executives, award recognition for Independent Agencies, and more. During the conference, Avoya will also share new strategies for its award-winning Live Leads™ program, focus on how to leverage the power of the American Express brand, and announce enhancements for its highly acclaimed Agent Power™ software.
"Avoya's 2012 National Conference will concentrate on enhancing the customer experience while improving the results for our Independent Agencies and supplier partners," said Brad Anderson, Co-President of Avoya Travel. "We look forward to bringing together industry leaders, our Independent Agencies, and Avoya Travel Executives for a week of motivational business development onboard Holland America's Nieuw Amsterdam."
The 2012 National Conference will be Avoya's fifth annual convention, which has been previously held onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's Epic in 2011, Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas in 2010 and 2009, and Celebrity Cruises' Solstice in 2008.
Avoya (www.JoinAvoya.com) has a long-standing reputation in the travel industry for being one of the top-producing and most innovative travel companies worldwide. The company has been a part of the American Express Travel Representative Network for over 20 years and has an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies.
Avoya Travel has received notable accolades, including being named "Travel Agency of the Year," by Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Brendan Vacations. Avoya Travel has also been featured for its groundbreaking technology, innovative Live Leads program, and leadership in travel by top industry publications, including Agent @ Home, Travel Agent, Travel Pulse, Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Vacation Agent, and more.
Travel agency owners and professionals interested in growing their business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel / American Express should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com, or for customers located in Canada, call 866-935-4051 or visit ca.AvoyaTravel.com.
About Avoya Travel / American Express:
Avoya Travel® / American Express® (www.JoinAvoya.com) is one of the largest and most awarded travel companies in North America and beyond. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 20 years, Avoya® is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, quality service, and success in every aspect of planning vacations and cruises. With hundreds of Independent Agencies in its Network, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide.
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