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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.



    How Americans Roll — Study by Enterprise Uncovers Gender Preferences and Travel Trends


    Whether we’re heading out for a simple change of scenery… hitting the road to see the changing fall colors… or donning our school colors for some football and tailgating, autumn is a prime season for weekend getaways... (continue)



    NEW! MiFi Rentals With Airfare Packages & Hotel Services in The UK, France, Italy & Germany From Auto Europe!

    Auto Europe is featuring customized Auto  Auto Europe’s tour division, Destination Europe is offering MiFi units with any European travel package including air, hotel and car rental in the UK, France, Italy and Germany; you only pay $5.00 USD per day to access data.... (continue)


    Auto Europe Features A-ROSA 2015 Family Friendly Cruises On The Danube Including Children’s Programs

     Auto Europe in conjunction with David Morris International, is offering A-ROSA Family Friendly Cruises onboard the A-Rosa Donna. The Donna starts out in Passau, Germany visiting a classical route including Slovakia, Hungary, Austria and returning back to Passau.... (continue)


    Enterprise Holdings Hires More Than 4,000 Military Veterans Since Joining 100,000 Jobs Mission Coalition

    Enterprise Holdings announced today that it has added more than 4,000 military veterans to its staff since joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012... (continue)



    Auto Europe Offers A-ROSA 2015 Crusies, Larger Selection of Options, Early Booking Savings

    Auto Europe is featuring customized Auto Europe in conjunction with David Morris International, is offering A-ROSA Cruises for 2015 with now over 200 departures including Rhone/Saone, Rhine... (continue)


    Fall Packages to Spain From $1,017, France $1,057 and Italy from $1,207

    Auto Europe is offering customized packages to Spain, France and Italy to suit every traveler with Economy, Premium and Luxury options. These services are offered through Auto Europe's tour division, Fly International... (continue)



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    Avoya Travel Partners With Award-Winning Digital Advertising Agency

    Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the world’s leading travel companies, today announced it has hired Piston as a new advertising agency partner....(continue)


    Registration for the OASIS 2014
    Sales Meeting is Now Open

    Registration for the fifth annual OASIS Sales Meeting & Get-Together is now open. The OASIS meeting will take place Nov. 4 & 5, 2014 at The New Tropicana...(continue)


    TRAVELSAVERS Worldwide Independent Network Expands
    Into Romania

    TRAVELSAVERS Worldwide Independent Network (TWIN), a leading global travel management company, has expanded its European presence in Eastern Europe with the addition of Danubius Travel. This marks TWIN’s debut in Romania..(continue)


    American Marketing Group Inc. Raises $50,000 For Autism Speaks At Its Global Conference

    American Marketing Group, the parent company of TRAVELSAVERS, NEST, The Affluent Traveler Collection and 15 other global travel brands, recently raised more than $50,000 for Autism Speaks...(continue)




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