With another Travel Advisor Appreciation Month celebration on the books, we wanted to take the opportunity to express our thanks for all the work that you do for this ever-flowing industry. Creating dream travel experiences for your clients isn't always easy (although you make it seem so effortless!)
So, thank you, travel advisors. Thank you for inspiring travelers to explore the world through Avoya. Thank you for the adventures you've planned and memories you made with a company dedicated to reimagining the future of travel.
Thank you for your endless dedication as our industry continues to grow and evolve. From early mornings to late nights, to helping clients while you're out exploring the world on your own, no one can do it better than you, the hardworking Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™.
Without your dedication, effort and passion for travel, Avoya wouldn't be where we are today, voted Best Host Agency seven years in a row. Our success is your success, which is why we're proud to share our accomplishments and achievements with you.
We can't wait to continue making travel dreams a reality, together.
We could continue to just say thanks. But we know that actions speak louder than words. So, we put together this quick guide to help ensure your business is supported and appreciated the way it should be, allowing you to continue to grow.
If there's one rule that applies to life, and business, it's that change is inevitable. The pandemic taught us that there will come a time when adjustments are necessary to grow.
At Avoya, our support is unwavering, and we've made it our goal to ensure that your business isn't settling for anything less than you deserve. After all, you're the dream makers that help travelers experience exotic getaways and bucket list destinations.
Here are three telltale signs that it's time for a change in your business (and how Avoya's industry-leading resources can help you make those adjustments to maximize your potential):
You're Not Finding Enough Clients
The bread and butter of any selling business – without clients, there are no sales. So, should you spend your own time and money searching for new clients? Absolutely not! Avoya sends new clients directly to you via our Live Leads™ program that you can claim from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Say goodbye to searching and hello to selling! Wasting your valuable time and money to find clients is a thing of the past. You're here to sell memorable vacation experiences, not worry about where to find your next customer. So, let Avoya handle the marketing, and instead channel all your energy into making sales and building relationships with your clients.
Through Avoya's patented technology, travel seekers are matched to you by your specialty. They're also sent to you and only you, so there's no need to worry about being in competition with your colleagues in the Avoya Network.
With access to qualified customers 24/7 via web, phone or mobile app, you're never limited in your selling potential – it no longer matters where you work. Want to sell travel while relaxing on the beach? No problem - the world is your office!
This optional program is the #1 solution to one of the biggest challenges that travel professionals face, and it's available at no additional cost to you. But don't just take our word for it – check out our blog on if travel lead programs are too good to be true (spoiler: with us, it's not!)
You're Not Differentiating Yourself From Your Competition
Avoya is dedicated to helping provide your agency with the right resources to stand out in the crowd. What's an effective and achievable way to do so? Step up your selling skills with the highest quality marketing resources and professional development opportunities to stay on top of changing travel trends.
Every small business owner knows they need to stay relevant with their clients to continue growing their business – but putting that into action without spending too much time or money is easier said than done.
So, what's an easier (and more affordable) way to stay top of mind? It's simple: join a leading travel network that provides access to unique and eye-catching marketing assets. That's why we launched our Marketing Resource Center™, which continues to grow in popularity with Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network of all experience levels.
Engage travelers and continue building those client relationships with Avoya's suite of marketing resources, accessible to you at no additional cost. Ready-to-use and customizable assets include flyers, social media images and content, direct mail, email marketing templates and more. Your social media page has never looked so good!
Along with becoming a marketing powerhouse, you'll also want to make sure you're continuing your education and professional development. To make it easy for you to do so, we offer endless virtual and in-person opportunities to learn and grow, so you can stand out from other travel sellers, providing the booking capabilities of a large-scale OTA, but with the personalized customer service of a small business.
We offer education opportunities throughout the globe to help you become a better travel seller by experiencing a product firsthand, getting the opportunity to interact with suppliers and network with fellow agency owners for tips, tricks and business best practices. Take a look at some of our 2023 events! Plus, our team can recommend you other familiarization and immersion opportunities (FAM trips) through our industry connections.
You're Spending Too Much Time on Back-Office Tasks
What comes to mind when you think of a 'juggler'? Is it an enthusiastic street performer tossing balls or rings into the air, from hand to hand at a mesmerizing rhythm? Or is it an everyday person, managing multiple tasks and processes?
Small business owners often find themselves acting as a juggler every day. When you're too busy handling multiple things at once, you can miss out on valuable opportunities.
32% of professionals spend over an hour a day on data entry and analysis, per Introhive. Add that up over time and it equals lots of valuable time that could be used more efficiently. Avoya's award-winning technology resource is available 24/7, 365 days a year via web and mobile app, so you can manage your agency from anywhere you have internet access.
From organization, to running the back-end of your business, to helping you find the best deals for your clients, technology can be an independent travel professional’s best friend. Simplify and streamline your essential daily operations within one user-friendly tech platform, Agent Power™. Carefully designed to incorporate all the functionality your independent travel business needs, this one accessible source has it all - a CRM system, integrated search and booking engines, accounting software and more, so running your travel business couldn't be easier.
If you can answer “Yes” to any of the above, it might be time for a professional change. Reach out to us today and find out how we can help take your business to the next level. We're here for you from day one to day 365 and beyond. At Avoya, it's Travel Advisor Appreciation every day!
Are you ready to join 1,800+ travel professionals who created the successful business they've always wanted? Contact us by filling out the form below to get started! We'll connect you with a dedicated Specialist to answer all your questions and get you started on the path to thriving as an independent travel agency owner.