MIAMI, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel®, one of the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced that Celebrity Cruises named the company its 2012 Overall National Accounts Partner of the Year. This is the highest Travel Partner of the Year award given by Celebrity Cruises. Avoya® received the honor based on the company's unparalleled sales performance in 2012, outstanding customer service, and professional Network of Independent Agencies.
"Avoya Travel and its elite Network of Independent Agencies is an essential element of Celebrity Cruises' success and they are well-deserving of our top award," said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales for Celebrity Cruises. "Avoya Travel continues to impress us with remarkable sales, customer service, and innovation; and we look forward to continuing to work together to create extraordinary cruise vacation experiences for customers around the globe."
Dondra Ritzenthaler and Cris DeSouza, Channel Strategy Manager for Celebrity Cruises presented the award to Avoya Co-Presidents Brad and Van Anderson during the company's National Conference in December. It is the second time Avoya has received Celebrity Cruises' Overall National Accounts Partner of the Year award, previously being recognized in 2009.
"Avoya focuses on offering unique advantages to its preferred supplier partners and Network of Independent Agencies that facilitate greater success as well as provide customers with the best value and experience possible," said Brad Anderson. "This award signifies Celebrity Cruises' continued support for their travel agency partners and on behalf of our Network, we are honored to be named Overall National Accounts Partner of the Year."
Avoya (www.AvoyaTravel.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 25 years and has an elite Network of independently owned and operated travel agencies.
Avoya has received other notable accolades, including being named 'Travel Agency of the Year', by Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, American Express, Oceania Cruises, MSC Cruises, and Brendan Vacations. Avoya 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, 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:
Avoya Travel® (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 25 years, Avoya® is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, quality service, and success in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. 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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