FT. LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Avoya Travel®, one of the world's leading travel companies, today kicks off its largest ever annual conference amid record breaking sales by its network of Independent Agencies. Hosted in San Diego, the event brings Avoya Independent Agencies, supplier partners, and Avoya support staff together to learn, share, and apply innovative thinking to create new and better vacation experiences for travelers.

During the four day conference, Avoya will debut several exciting announcements that deliver on the company's ongoing commitment to lead the travel industry in innovation. Independent Agencies and other attendees will participate in the reveal of Avoya's new brand strategy and share in activities focused on imagining new ways to plan vacations. Avoya will also introduce new programs for its Independent Agency Network to offer their customers even better expert service and value.

Avoya's rich conference programming will showcase engaging keynote addresses from industry leaders including Vicki Freed, Senior Vice President of Sales, Trade Support and Service at Royal Caribbean International; Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President and Co-owner of AmaWaterways; Guy Young, President and CEO of Uniworld Boutique River Cruises; Camille Olivere, Senior Vice President of Sales at Club Med; Steve Born, Vice President of Marketing at Globus family of brands; plus many more. Independent Agencies will also participate in a preferred partner tradeshow, dynamic workshops, and networking events that highlight Avoya's commitment to giving back to the community, including a food packing event that will provide more than 70,000 meals to earthquake victims in Nepal.

"We are excited to offer a conference program that brings our key stakeholders together and further positions Avoya Travel as an industry leader and trendsetter in travel," said Jeffrey Anderson, Executive Vice President, Avoya Travel. "This year's conference is special for many reasons, including a record number of attendees, record sales by the Independent Agencies in our network, and a chance for all attendees to meet a record number of Avoya staff who support our Shared Success model."

Avoya's 2015 conference is held May 26 - 29, at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California. Follow Avoya's conference updates and join in the conversation on Twitter at #AvoyaTravelConf2015 and @AvoyaTravel.

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.

Contact Information:

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