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    Avoya Travel Expands and Rebrands 2018 Mastermind Academies

    Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. – April 25, 2018 – Avoya Travel®, one of the world’s most innovative travel brands, has restructured and expanded its Avoya Mastermind Academy program to provide Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ with more tailored education and support based on sales and industry experience. New courses and more dates than ever before will be offered in 2018 as Avoya increases its investment in helping Independent Agencies grow their business success to record levels.

    The Mastermind Academy forum supports Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network in reaching business growth through results-driven professional and personal development education. Due to increasing repeat attendee demand and the rapidly growing number of new-to-travel professionals joining the Avoya Network, Avoya has expanded the Mastermind Academy series to offer three levels, each designed to maximize an Independent Agency’s success based on their individual business:

    • The Mastermind Early Success Academy is brand new and focuses on the initial sales and personal growth of Independent Agencies newly affiliated with the Avoya Network. Avoya-specific content includes proven best practices, mentoring, and coaching tailored for new-to-travel Independent Agencies to help increase early success as new business owners and within the Avoya Network. This year, Avoya is offering the 5-day event in April at Club Med’s Sandpiper Bay Resort in Florida.
    • The Mastermind Success Academies offer Independent Agencies looking to build upon their basic sales foundations a program centered on best practices, including results-oriented success strategies, sales, and advanced systems. The 7-day events are offered in August onboard the brand new MSC Seaside and in October onboard the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas.
    • The Mastermind Ultimate Success Academies are designed for Independent Agencies producing $500,000 to $5,000,000 or more in annual sales. The longer 10-day events provide more advanced content that addresses suggested strategies for continuing individual growth, determining how and when to expand businesses, and refining the Independent Agencies’ brands. Avoya offers the Academies in November onboard Azamara Journey and in December onboard Oceania Riviera.

    “With the Mastermind Academy program, Avoya Travel is focused on strengthening the long-term viability of Independent Agency success within our unique business model and providing education that encompasses both professional and personal development to encourage continued growth,” said Tammie Richie, Associate Vice President of Avoya Mastermind. “Avoya Travel continues to invest in its Shared Success model and remains committed to supporting travel professionals in delivering exceptional vacation experiences to customers, growing sales, and building successful Independent Agencies.”

    “The Success Academy this August will be my sixth Avoya Mastermind Academy. Business and industry dynamics are always changing, so every time an Independent Agency owner attends an Academy, something new may resonate with their business that adds value and grows them as travel professionals,” said Connie Rush, owner of Creative Getaways LLC. “I believe Avoya Travel’s new Mastermind Academy series will take the educational experience to the next level by addressing Independent Agencies’ individual needs to better help them achieve their own versions of success.”

    The Mastermind Academy program is unique to Avoya’s portfolio of educational opportunities because it is centered on the specific Independent Agency. With attendance open to all Avoya Network members, the immersive events are designed to help Independent Agencies be successful in all aspects of their business. All 2018 event dates sold out within the first month of registration, and Avoya is adding even more dates in 2019 to meet the unprecedented demand for the award-winning Avoya Mastermind program.

    To learn more about opening an Independent Agency in the Avoya Network, visit:

    About Avoya Travel
    Avoya Travel is a family-owned company with a longstanding reputation for being one of the world’s most innovative marketing and travel technology companies. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years and one of their largest sellers of cruises and tours, 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. Cruise lines and travel partners recognize this, as 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, MSC Cruises, and more. Today, Avoya is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, with support offices throughout the United States.

    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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