MIAMI, Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center, one of the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced the recent success of its 2010 National Conference, bringing together a record number of Independent Affiliates, dozens of top industry leaders, and Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center Executives and Support Staff. The engaging conference program included an array of activities such as exclusive trainings and educational seminars, networking, ship inspections, and more.
The six-day event was held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on both land and sea from November 18 to 23, including an inaugural sailing on Royal Caribbean International's brand-new Allure of the Seas. Entitled "Hello Future: Expanding Your World," the conference focused on secrets to success for the travel industry over the next decade and shared Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center's (http://www.JoinAvoya.com) future plans and groundbreaking developments.
"At Royal Caribbean International we strive for excellence and innovation, and it was an honor to celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center and their elite network of Independent Affiliates onboard the Allure of the Seas as the grand finale to their National Conference," said Richard Fain, CEO of Royal Caribbean International. "We're looking forward to continuing a mutually beneficial partnership with Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center in 2011 and beyond."
Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center's National Conference's goal was to engage, educate, and energize its network of Independent Affiliates and to concentrate on how travel professionals can be successful as the industry, technology, and consumer behavior continue to evolve in the coming decade. The conference program included keynote speeches by top industry visionaries, sales and supplier trainings, ship inspections, preferred supplier networking events and tradeshows, a Chairman's Gala, and more.
"The educational content from preferred suppliers and Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center will undoubtedly benefit my independent agency," said Randall Schenkel, an Independent Affiliate of Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center. "The 'Hello Future: Expanding Your World' National Conference provided unique opportunities for Independent Affiliates to network and share ideas with some of the industry's top leaders, our key Executives and Support Staff from Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center, and other independent agencies in our network."
Celebrating the company's continued success in 2010 and accomplishments of its network, Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center (http://www.JoinAvoya.com) announced its winning Independent Affiliates for the "Best of the Best," "Rising Stars," "Top Referring Agencies," "Top 10" for each of its preferred suppliers, and more award categories during the privately held Chairman's Gala at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort and Yachting Center. In addition, a special pre-conference celebration was held onboard the Celebrity Eclipse, November 15 to 17, for the network's "Best of the Best" award recipients. The winning Independent Affiliates were chosen based on their exemplary sales performance, outstanding customer service, and overall Integrity and Professionalism™ in 2010.
Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center has received many notable accolades, including being named "Travel Agency of the Year," by Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, American Express Travel, Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Brendan Vacations.
Professional sellers of travel interested in taking their business to the next level by affiliating with Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center should call 800-521-2597 or visit http://www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next trip with Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center, an American Express Travel Representative, should call 800-753-1463 or visit http://www.AvoyaTravel.com.
About Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center:
Avoya® Travel / America's Vacation Center® (http://www.AvoyaTravel.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 Travel / America's Vacation Center is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, quality service, and success in every aspect of planning vacations and cruises. With hundreds of Independent Affiliates in its network Avoya Travel / America's Vacation Center provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide.
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