FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - January 13, 2015) - Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative and one of the world's leading travel companies, is pleased to announce it has received Celebrity Cruises' highly coveted 2014 Chairman's Award. This is the third time Avoya has earned Celebrity Cruises' top travel agency partner award, previously being honored in 2009 and 2011.

The Chairman's Award is the highest travel agency partner distinction given by Celebrity Cruises. The award distinguishes Avoya's unparalleled ability to generate customer demand for Celebrity Cruises through its Live Leads™ and Avoya Advantage™ programs. Exclusive to Avoya, these initiatives are successful at connecting new customers with travel experts in Avoya's Independent Agency network and providing an opportunity for travel professionals to deliver customers the best value and exceptional service, while growing their independent businesses.

"On behalf of Celebrity Cruises, we are thrilled to honor Avoya Travel and its elite Independent Agencies with our Chairman's Award for extraordinary sales performance and service to our mutual guests," said Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President, Sales for Celebrity Cruises. "We admire Avoya Travel's tenacity for success and innovation in travel, and we look forward to growing our valued partnership."

"It's an honor to receive Celebrity Cruises' Chairman's Award which acknowledges the unrivaled service, value, and overall vacation experience Avoya Travel and our Independent Agencies provide to travelers," said Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Vice President of Avoya Travel. "Our success in creating customer demand for Celebrity Cruises is also a testament to their incredible product and the experience their brand provides travelers."

About Avoya Travel:
Avoya Travel® has a long-standing reputation for being one of the world's largest and most innovative travel companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 25 years, Avoya is deeply committed to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations. With an elite network of independently owned and operated travel agencies, Avoya provides exclusive discounts, amenities, and first-class customer service to travelers worldwide. For this, Avoya has received numerous accolades, including being named 'Travel Agency of the Year', by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more.

Travel agency owners and experienced professionals interested in growing their businesses should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Lauren Tait-Davis
Senior Manager of Media and Industry Relations
Avoya Travel 
(305) 677-2308 x22201