FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - August 31, 2015) - Avoya Travel®, one of the world's leading travel companies, today announced the launch of its new Avoya University™ to provide more optional, on-demand professional education for Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network. Avoya University demonstrates Avoya's continued commitment to offer Independent Agencies the very best in resources, technology, and support to help them become even more successful than ever before.

With 24/7 access to hundreds of recorded courses and webinars, Avoya University offers travel professionals flexibility to learn at their own pace whenever they want and where ever they are. Available online through Agent Power™, Avoya's award-winning, proprietary Travel Agency Operating System™, Avoya University offers courses that provide insight and best practices on important topics such as business, sales tips, travel industry education, and more that are presented by expert Avoya staff members and supplier partners.

Avoya University also includes a robust program for Independent Agencies new to the Avoya Travel Network. This new series demonstrates different aspects of Agent Power and provides suggested best practices delivered in an interactive format with optional one-on-one sessions. Avoya University has already proven very effective. In a test group, Independent Agencies new to the Avoya Travel Network that chose to participate in the Avoya University program achieved higher sales compared to those agencies joining the Network before Avoya University was launched.

"Avoya Travel is dedicated to providing travel professionals with the resources and support to help them grow their businesses," said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel. "With Avoya University and award-winning programs such as Live Leads™, Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network are proving that owning and operating your own travel agency can be more profitable than ever before."

"As a new Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network, Avoya University has been a valuable resource for me to learn about Avoya Travel's technology and programs as well as pick-up best practices and tips to help with overall sales success," said Roxanne Rickman, owner of the Roxanne Rickman Agency, LLC. "Avoya University's videos and easy-to-use interactive format have helped me with hands-on learning. I now have a much better understanding of why Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network are more successful than others in the industry."

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 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, Media Relations
Avoya Travel
(305) 677-2308 x22201