Avoya Independent Agency Owner Honored as an American Express Pacesetter

Shawn Power Recognized for Exceptional Sales and Customer Service

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Avoya Travel®, one of the world's leading travel companies, today announced that Shawn Power, owner of Powerventures Travel Services Ltd., an Independent Agency of Avoya, was named a 2014 Representative Pacesetter by American Express.

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.

"Shawn Power is an expert travel professional who goes the extra mile for customers, and we congratulate him on his American Express Pacesetter honor," said Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Vice President, Avoya Travel. "In addition to running his agency with integrity, Shawn is committed to providing travelers with first-hand knowledge and travels multiple times a year to deliver insider expertise."

Power has built his business on selling all types of cruise vacations and specializes in creating dream itineraries on luxury and river cruises. He has received numerous accolades for his achievements in sales and customer service, including Avoya's Best of the Best and President's Club honors, and this year Avoya's highest recognition of Chairman's Club for producing more than $4 million in sales.

"It is an incredible honor to be recognized with the American Express Representative Pacesetter award," said Shawn Power. "I'm dedicated to making my clients' dream vacations become realities and it is extremely gratifying to be acknowledged for my attentive customer service and providing the very best value."

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 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, May 26 - 30, and will recognize Power and all Pacesetter winners for their extraordinary performance and contributions to the travel industry.

Powerventures Travel Services Ltd. is an independently owned and operated agency of Avoya Travel. Travelers interested in booking their next cruise with Shawn Power can call him toll-free at 1-800-738-8619 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com/Experts/ShawnPower.

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 Partner 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

Travel expert Shawn Power, an Independent Agency Owner of Avoya Travel