MIAMI, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel®, one of the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced that it has been named Norwegian Cruise Line's Home Based Partner of the Year. The award honors Avoya® for its outstanding sales performance, elite Network of Independent Agencies, and dedication to customer service. This is the fourth time Norwegian Cruise Line has awarded Avoya with its highest honors since 2006.
"At Norwegian Cruise Line, we value our partnerships and are pleased to award Avoya Travel for their innovation and superior delivery in providing extraordinary cruise vacations for customers worldwide," said Andy Stuart, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Passenger Services for Norwegian Cruise Line. "We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with Avoya Travel and to hosting their professional Independent Agencies onboard the brand new Norwegian Breakaway."
Norwegian Cruise Line made the award announcement in front of Avoya's Network of Independent Agencies during the company's recent National Conference. The brand new Norwegian Breakaway will serve as the location of Avoya's next National Conference during its highly anticipated inaugural sailing from New York."We are delighted to be named Norwegian Cruise Line's Home Based Partner of the Year," said Brad Anderson, Co-President of Avoya Travel. "Our success in filling Norwegian Cruise Line's ships is a testament to their wonderful product and our commitment to offering travelers incredible vacations at exceptional value." The recognition showcases Avoya's continued dedication to the customer experience as well as the expertise and value its Independent Agency Network provides to travelers. Avoya's Independent Agencies are renowned for creating dream vacations for travelers, including onboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic, all-new Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway, and more with sailings to the most sought after destinations such as the Caribbean, Europe, Alaska, and the Bahamas. Avoya Travel ( 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 25 years and has an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies. Avoya Travel has received notable accolades, including being named 'Travel Agency of the Year', by Royal Caribbean, Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, 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, 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 www.JoinAvoya.com. About Avoya Travel: Avoya Travel® ( 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 25 years, Avoya® is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, quality service, and success in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. With hundreds of elite Independent Agencies in its Network, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. Lauren TaitPublic Relations Manager Avoya Travel (305) 600-4529 x22201 Email This press release was issued through eReleases® Press Release Distribution. For more information, visit http://www.ereleases.com. SOURCE Avoya Travel