Avoya Travel / American Express Delivers Successful, Innovative National Conference

   Avoya Travel / American Express Delivers Successful, Innovative National

Ground Breaking Announcements Made

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Jan. 4, 2013

MIAMI, Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel® / American Express®, one of
the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced the
success of its recent National Conference, which provided an interactive
platform for its elite Network of Independent Agencies and preferred supplier
partners. Entitled, The Avoya Advantage™, the conference showcased new
exclusive Avoya® opportunities for customers, travel professionals, and
preferred suppliers.

Held December 2 – 9, 2012, onboard Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam
Caribbean sailing, Avoya (www.AvoyaTravel.com) brought together a record
number of Independent Agencies and top industry leaders, along with Avoya
Executives and Support Staff. All of the attendees celebrated the success of
2012 as well as participated in unique small-group learning sessions,
seminars, networking, and more.

While onboard, Avoya unveiled several new features to Agent Power™, its
proprietary and revolutionary travel agency operating system. It also
announced new direct mail marketing campaigns and an all new platform for
connecting customers with travel experts that uses Live Leads™ patent-pending
technology. These new and exclusive Avoya Advantages improve the customer
experience by empowering Avoya's Independent Agencies to work with more
customers more efficiently than ever before.

"At Holland America Line where we create once-in-a-lifetime experiences every
time, it was an honor to celebrate and share in the achievements and
advancements of Avoya Travel and their professional Network of Independent
Agencies onboard the Nieuw Amsterdam," said Mark Kammerer, Senior Vice
President, Marketing and Sales, for Holland America Line. "Together with our
focus on performance, the already successful partnership will move to greater
heights in 2013 and beyond."

During the conference, Avoya recognized the accomplishments of its Network,
including special recognition for the record number of top producing 'Best of
the Best' Independent Agencies, all of which received free shore excursions,
the new Google Nexus 7 tablet, and a river cruise in Europe. The 2012 Best of
the Best are recognized for their overall excellence in sales and running
their Independent Agencies with Integrity and Professionalism™ while
delivering exemplary customer service. Avoya also awarded its Independent
Agencies for top sales for each of Avoya's preferred suppliers.

Avoya also announced plans for the Network's 2013 National Conference. Next
year's event will be held in conjunction with Norwegian Cruise Line's
Breakaway inaugural out of New York City in May 2013. Avoya's conference will
incorporate on-land and at-sea components, and will reveal a new series of
announcements and celebrate the continued success of its Independent Agencies
and supplier partners.

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 over 20 years and has an elite Network of
independently owned and operated travel agencies.

Avoya Travel has received more notable accolades than any other travel
company, including being named multiple times as '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 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 Pulse,
Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Vacation Agent, and more.

Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel /
American Express, 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. Travel agency owners and professionals interested in
growing their business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit

About Avoya Travel / American Express:
Avoya Travel® / American Express® (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® 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, the Avoya Advantage™ provides exclusive discounts,
amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide.

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

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SOURCE Avoya Travel / American Express

Website: http://www.AvoyaTravel.com
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