Avoya Travel Honored With Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL–(Marketwired – Dec 29, 2014) – Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the world’s leading travel companies, today announced it has won four Travel Weekly magazine Magellan Awards. The awards recognize Avoya’s innovative leadership in the travel industry and best-in-class initiatives that provide advantages for customers, travel professionals, and industry supplier partners.

Avoya’s advancements in travel agent education, marketing, and web design, were honored with the travel industry’s coveted Magellan Awards for the ‘Website,’ ‘Promotional Video,’ ‘Web Marketing/Advertising,’ and ‘Training Program’ categories. The Magellan Award highlights include:

  • Avoya Academy™ is a multi-day educational event series held around the country that offers Avoya’s Independent Agency network customized education, peer connection, and community. Agency sales of the Academy graduates in the six months following participation are up in double digit increases.

  • AvoyaTravel.com with Responsive Design addresses the opportunity of today’s growth in tablets and mobile phones by developing flexible webpages and email collateral. This enables content to be perfectly tailored for every device type, which creates an easy-to-use customer experience.

  • Avoya’s Twitter Marketing has increased the company’s presence on the social network and has promoted Avoya’s brand by engaging with B2C and B2B users.

  • Avoya’s Promotional Video leveraged testimonials from senior supplier executives and Independent Agencies to show travel professionals why their agencies should join Avoya. Used in several marketing platforms, it has helped to grow Avoya’s Independent Agency network.

« We are thrilled to receive top industry recognition for Avoya Travel’s dedication to delivering exceptional vacation experiences, » said Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Vice President of Avoya Travel. « We continue to support our customers, supplier partners, and elite network of independent travel experts through innovative initiatives, such as our marketing, education, web design, and much more. »

The annual Travel Weekly Magellan Awards distinguish the best in travel across the entire spectrum of industry segments and salute outstanding travel professionals. Winners are selected by Travel Weekly editors and industry experts such as Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor for CBS News’ The Early Show; Patricia Schultz, Author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die; plus many more.

About Avoya Travel:
Avoya Travel has a long-standing reputation for being one of the world’s largest and most innovative travel companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 25 years, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. With an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. For this, Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being named ‘Travel Agency of the Year’, by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more.

Travel agency owners and experienced professionals interested in growing their businesses 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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