New Avoya Travel / American Express Program Increases Incomes of Independent Agency Network Former Independent Affiliate Hired to Lead Motivational Professional Development

MIAMI, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel® / American Express®, one of the leading travel companies in North America, today announced the success of the Avoya® Mastermind Program, which is designed to increase the incomes of Independent Agencies. The Avoya Mastermind Program is a personalized and small-group approach to motivational business development that helps Independent Agencies reach maximum potential on their path to sales success.

The Avoya Mastermind Program is a powerful, interactive platform which combines the talents and experience of thriving Independent Agencies. Organized in small peer groups, the hands-on program enables the sharing of sales and business best practices, encouragement, and ideas that assist Independent Agency owners in achieving sales goals. Members begin with one-on-one sales development sessions with an Avoya Travel Agency Development Specialist and then are carefully matched and placed into an Avoya Mastermind Group.

"Avoya always looks for better ways to support our Network's success, and the Avoya Mastermind Program is a unique professional development opportunity," said Brad Anderson, Co-President of Avoya. "We're thrilled to see the incomes of Independent Agencies participating in the Avoya Mastermind Program grow significantly as a result of the professional development and peer interaction that the program facilitates."

Avoya ( has hired former Independent Affiliate Tammie Richie as Agency Development Specialist to create and implement all Avoya Mastermind Program initiatives. Richie is an award-winning travel professional and offers more than 25 years of experience in travel and motivational sales development. With her previous experience as an Independent Agency owner, Richie adds tremendous perspective and understanding to Avoya Mastermind Program.

"As a former Independent Affiliate of Avoya, I can relate to the needs and questions that Independent Agencies experience," said Richie. "The Avoya Mastermind Program is a dynamic resource that produces tremendous results for the participating Independent Agencies."

Avoya Travel 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 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 Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel / American Express should call 800-753-1463 or visit

About Avoya Travel / American Express:

Avoya Travel® / American Express® ( 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.


Lauren Tait
PR Manager
Avoya Travel / American Express
(305) 600-4529 x22201

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