FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - February 18, 2015) - Avoya Travel®, one of the world's leading travel companies, today announced it has been awarded Royal Caribbean's esteemed 2014 Loyal to Royal Online Partner of the Year for its enhanced customer experience, innovative website, and top sales achievements. This is the fourth time Royal Caribbean has recognized Avoya with a Partner of the Year award and the first time Avoya has won the Online Partner of the Year honor.

Avoya received the Online Partner of the Year award for its unique vacation planning experience, which combines the ease of online search with the personal service of its Independent Agencies so that customers get the most out of their Royal Caribbean cruise vacations. Through the company's Live Leads™ and Avoya Advantage™ programs, Avoya successfully matches travelers with experts in its Independent Agency network. Through Avoya, Independent Agencies have access to award-winning technology, exclusive travel deals, and American Express Travel benefits so that they can provide customers with the best value.

"We are delighted to recognize Avoya Travel's innovative and highly successful customer experience," said Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President, Royal Caribbean. "With AvoyaTravel.com and their elite Independent Agency network, Avoya Travel continues to deliver extraordinary and personalized experiences to our mutual guests."

"Avoya Travel is thrilled to earn Royal Caribbean's Online Partner of the Year and be distinguished for providing travelers the best value and service," said Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Vice President, Avoya Travel. "We value our partnership with Royal Caribbean and look forward to introducing even more travelers to their incredible ships and itineraries."

Avoya also recently received Celebrity Cruises' top honor with the Chairman's Award, which continued Avoya's long running streak of accolades recognizing the company's leadership in the travel industry. Royal Caribbean's Online Partner of the Year award is part of the cruise line's Loyal to Royal Partners of the Year recognition for top performing partners.

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 repeatedly 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 www.JoinAvoya.com. Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com.

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Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Lauren Tait-Davis
Senior Manager of Media and Industry Relations
Avoya Travel 
(305) 600-4529 x22201