MIAMI, April 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the leading travel companies in North America and beyond, today announced that Cindy Jabbour Locke, owner of Seize the Sea, an Independent Agency of Avoya®, was named a Representative Pacesetter by American Express for 2012. This marks the second time Jabbour Locke has received the award, having previously been named an American Express Representative Pacesetter in 2009. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130405/PH89037LOGO ) American Express Representative Pacesetters are the top-producing travel professionals in the various American Express travel groups across the globe, and are selected based on their superior customer service, sales performance, involvement in the travel agent community, and commitment to delivering extraordinary travel experiences. "Cindy is an exceptional travel professional who goes above and beyond for her clients as well as her peers. She is known and respected for her unmatched customer service, expert travel knowledge, and for running her independent agency with integrity and professionalism," said Van Anderson, Co-President of Avoya Travel. "Creating exceptional vacation experiences for travelers is the foundation of Avoya Travel, and we cannot think of anyone more deserving of American Express' Representative Pacesetter award than Cindy Jabbour Locke." Jabbour Locke is an award-winning agency owner and has been an Independent Agency of Avoya ( www.AvoyaTravel.com) since 2004. She has received numerous recent accolades including Avoya's 'Best of the Best' award every year since its inception for her exceptional business acumen, vacation planning, and Integrity and Professionalism™. Jabbour Locke specializes in selling luxury and premium deluxe cruises to various locations around the world, and is also a destination specialist for Alaska, Australia, and Israel. With her excellence in sales and customer service, Jabbour Locke is projected to sell over $3.5 million in vacations in 2013. She currently resides in South Florida with her husband. "It is an incredible honor to receive the 2012 American Express Representative Pacesetter award for my customer service and overall sales performance," said Cindy Jabbour Locke. "I am always dedicated to exceeding my clients' expectations and strive to provide the best customer service so that they have the greatest possible vacation experience." In its 39 th year, the American Express Pacesetter program is one of the longest running recognition programs within the American Express Travel Representative Network. The annual Pacesetter award event will be held in Maui, Hawaii, April 30 through May 4 and will recognize Jabbour Locke and all Pacesetter winners for extraordinary performance and contributions to the travel industry. Seize the Sea is an independently owned and operated agency of Avoya ( www.AvoyaTravel.com), and travelers interested in booking their next trip with Cindy Jabbour Locke can call her toll-free at 800-706-0310 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com/Experts/CindyJabbour. Professional sellers of travel interested in growing their business by affiliating with Avoya should call 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Avoya's customers are supported in their travels worldwide by the most trusted name in travel, American Express, with access to travel and foreign exchange service locations in more than 140 countries.