Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – March 19, 2018 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative travel brands, was awarded the 2017 American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for the seventeenth time. The award recognizes Avoya, and the Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™, as a top producer of preferred cruise and tour supplier sales in the American Express Representative Travel Network. The annual American Express Representative Excellence Program awards the top 25 performing agency members in its Travel Network for outstanding sales achievements, leadership, dedication to customer service, and commitment to the values of the American Express brand. Avoya attributes its continued success to the company’s commitment to Integrity and Professionalism™ and its Shared Success™ model that enables success for travel professionals, customers, and travel suppliers. “We’re honored that Avoya Travel’s achievements in innovation and leadership in customer service and sales growth continue to be recognized,” said Jeff Anderson, Executive Vice President, Avoya Travel. “Avoya Travel’s commitment to providing award-winning support continues to help Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network plan more vacations for more customers than ever before.” Recently, Avoya has been actively growing the Avoya Network of Independent Agencies at a record rate and unveiling exclusive resources that better support Independent Agencies in growing their businesses. Simultaneously, Avoya is expanding on its model that places travel professionals at the center of the vacation planning process and that powers new technology and innovative marketing to enhance the overall customer experience. This has resulted in Avoya generating more Avoya Live Leads™ for Independent Agencies that continue to result in year-over-year record breaking sales and bookings. The Representative Excellence program is one of the longest running recognition programs within the American Express Travel Representative Network. Avoya will be honored at the Representative Excellence event held in the Galapagos Islands, hosted by Silversea Cruises. 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, MSC 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.