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Avoya Travel Receives Celebrity Cruises President’s Award


Avoya Travel Recognized with 2016 President’s Award for Creating Superior Vacation Experiences

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – December 15, 2016 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies, is honored to receive Celebrity Cruises’ 2016 President’s Award. The prestigious award recognizes Avoya Travel and the independently owned travel agencies in the Avoya Travel Network for top sales and dedication to providing travelers with exceptional vacation planning. This is the fourth time Avoya has earned one of Celebrity Cruises’ top travel partner awards, previously being honored in 2009, 2011, and 2014.

The President’s Award acknowledges the achievements of Avoya’s unique Shared Success™ model, which promotes the company’s ability to generate customer demand for Celebrity Cruises and connect these consumers with expert independent travel professionals in the Avoya Network. Through exclusive, award-winning programs like Live Leads™ and Avoya Advantage™, Avoya successfully provides travelers with the best value and service, while offering travel professionals opportunities to grow their independent businesses.

“Celebrity Cruises values its longstanding partnership with Avoya Travel in providing travelers with amazing cruise vacations and we are thrilled to honor Avoya Travel and the Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network with our President’s Award,” said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales, Celebrity Cruises. “We are continuously impressed with Avoya Travel’s constant innovation in creating better ways to vacation plan and in introducing new customers to the Celebrity Cruises brand.”

“We are honored to be recognized with Celebrity Cruises’ coveted President’s Award and praised for the unrivaled vacation experience Avoya Travel and the Independent Agencies in the Network offer travelers,” said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel. “We always strive to provide guests with the best service and value and are proud to be partners with Celebrity Cruises in delivering exceptional cruise vacations to our mutual guests.”

Celebrity Cruises will travel to Avoya’s offices next month where Riztenthaler will be joined by Keith Lane, Vice President of Field Sales and National Accounts; Ron Gulaskey, Associate Vice President of National and Strategic Accounts; and Julie Dennis-Litinger, National Account Manager, to formally present the President’s Award to Avoya executives and celebrate the successful partnership.


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 25 years, and their largest seller 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 recognize this. 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.

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.