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    Avoya Travel™/American Express®

    Start the Year Off With a BANG


    'Best of the Best Globe Award'
    Avoya Travel™/American Express® has been awarded an American Express Vacations 2011 'Best of the Best Globe Award' in recognition of exceptional sales performance and overall business growth, innovation in the industry to create extraordinary customer experiences, and Avoya®'s mutually beneficial partnership with American Express Vacations.

    "Our Best of the Best Globe Award winners are elite travel companies that embody excellence in travel sales, and we're delighted to honor Avoya's significant contributions to the Travel Impressions and American Express Vacations brands," said Steve Gorga, President and CEO of Travel Impressions. "Avoya's network of Independent Agencies is committed to creating amazing vacation experiences and top-notch customer service for travelers worldwide. We're looking forward to continuing our very special partnership for years to come."

    Avoya Travel was among a select few of American Express Vacations' most successful travel companies to receive the Best of the Best Globe Award. American Express Vacations presents the award to its top performing travel companies that produce more than one million in sales and book travel through American Express Vacations or Travel Impressions. The award was given during American Express Vacations' annual 'Best of the Best' celebration at Fiesta American Grand Coral Beach in Cancun, Mexico.

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like any additional information about this award. I am also happy to arrange an interview with an Avoya Travel Executive regarding this exciting news.

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

    Travel agency owners and professionals interested in growing their business should contact Avoya Travel/American Express at 800-521-2597 or visit www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.



    Auto Europe Streamlines Commission Payments, Offers Online Booking Solution

    Auto Europe offers travel agents the ability to conveniently receive commissions by ACH transfers increasing the efficiency and timeliness of payments... (continue)



    Auto Europe Caters To Business Class Travelers - Upscale a la Carte Packaging With Their Tour Division, FlyInternational - $350 Minimum Commission

    Auto Europe is featuring customized business class packages to upscale travelers with a la carte services to offer savings in addition to fitting the traveler’s exact needs. These services are offered through their tour division, Fly International. (continue)




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    Expedia CruiseShipCenters Donates Over $51,000

    At Expedia CruiseShipCenters, we believe in giving back to our agents, customers and community. That’s why we’ve been supporting breast cancer research and awareness, our charity of choice, for over 10 years... (continue)


    Amadeus continues to support the marine travel industry renewing ties with Griffin Global Group

    Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, announces it has signed an agreement with Griffin Global Group, a global travel agency specialized in the marine, offshore and cruise industries, renewing and extending its partnership with the agency worldwide. (continue)


    American Marketing Group Announces its 2014 Global Conferences

    American Marketing Group, the parent company of TRAVELSAVERS, The Affluent Traveler Collection and NEST (Network of Entrepreneurs Selling Travel) announce that its global TRAVEL MARKET conference will be held June 6 – 8, 2014 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club. Travel professionals and preferred suppliers from around the world will attend. (continue)




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