FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - October 27, 2015) - Avoya Travel®, one of the world's leading travel companies, today announced it will host its 2016 Annual Conference at Club Med's Sandpiper Bay resort, May 2 - 6. Following the most successful conference in Avoya's history in 2015, this year's event is anticipated to be even bigger and better. Bringing together Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network, Avoya executives, and industry leaders to learn and innovate, the 2016 conference will focus on Avoya's initiatives to continuously increase the success of Independent Agencies and to improve the vacation planning experience for customers.

Avoya's 2015 conference was the most successful to-date and celebrated the record-setting profits of the Independent Agency Network as well as Avoya's continued leadership as an innovator in the industry. During the conference a record number of attendees participated in motivational and professional education programs, helped pack 70,000 meals for Nepal earthquake victims, and created lasting and valuable relationships during networking events.

In 2016, Avoya expects more attendees than ever to join the conference, and in preparation, the company is adding an extra day for relationship building and professional education. While the program will focus on innovation, delivering the best experiences to customers, and building on the record sales of Independent Agencies, it also will feature favorite events such as the Chairman's Gala and new social and learning forums. Registration recently opened and demand is high to attend the Avoya 2016 Conference. Details about programing, keynote speakers, and events will be announced soon.

"Our plans are bigger than ever for next year's Annual Conference and we can't wait to get the Independent Agency Network together for a week at Club Med," said Brad Anderson, President of Avoya Travel. "The educational opportunities and networking that Avoya Travel offers to Independent Agencies at these Annual Conferences empowers them with resources to grow their own businesses and create the greatest vacations for travelers at the best value."

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. Through 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, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business 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

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