Celebrity Cruises Names Avoya Travel its 2017 Host Agency of the Year

12/31/17

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative travel companies, is honored to receive Celebrity Cruises' prestigious 2017 Host Agency of the Year award. The award recognizes Avoya and the Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™ for top Celebrity Cruises sales and dedication to providing travelers with exceptional service and vacation value. This is the fifth time Avoya has earned one of Celebrity Cruises’ top travel partner awards, having been honored in 2009, 2011, 2014, and 2016.

The Host Agency of the Year award is one of the top travel agency partner distinctions given by Celebrity Cruises. It honors Avoya's unparalleled ability to generate customer demand for Celebrity Cruises through its innovative Live Leads™ program, which successfully connects new customers with travel experts in the Avoya Network using proprietary patented technology. Avoya is one of the largest host agencies in the world, with more than 750 affiliated Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network.

In 2017, Avoya partnered with Celebrity Cruises on new marketing strategies and introduced a uniquely personalized approach to campaign marketing that successfully created even more consumer demand for Celebrity Cruises. Avoya continues to leverage Celebrity Cruises’ strong brand and strengthen its partnership by supporting the company’s new suite of products, such as the highly anticipated Celebrity Flora in the Galapagos and the Celebrity Edge.

"Celebrity Cruises is delighted to award Avoya Travel our Host Agency of the Year and to celebrate the elite Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network that provide extraordinary service to our mutual guests," said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales for Celebrity Cruises. "Avoya Travel continues to impress us with their steadfast support for travel professionals and the innovative programs they implement to generate growth and success for the Avoya Network and supplier partners like ourselves."

"Avoya Travel is thrilled to be named Host Agency of the Year by Celebrity Cruises and to be acknowledged for the incomparable vacation planning service and value we help Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network provide to travelers," said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel. “Celebrity Cruises offers our mutual guests incredible vacation experiences on their beautiful class of ships, and we look forward to sharing their exciting new vacation products with our customers.”

Travel professionals who want to learn more about Avoya and joining the award-winning Avoya Network can visit: www.JoinAvoya.com.

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 www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.

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