Whether you're a new agent in the Avoya Travel Network™ or you've been with us for many years, we want to make sure you're getting the most out of your affiliation. With our mind on innovation, we're constantly discovering new ways to support you. From industry leading resources to professional development opportunities, we make sure to provide you with everything you need to elevate your travel business.
We know you're busy expertly crafting dream vacations for your incredible clients, so you may not be aware of some of our resources! That's why we're excited to share some of our hidden gems with you.
Here are five Avoya resources you should be using to grow your business and maximize your potential:
1. Our exclusive partnerships
We understand the importance of providing you with a wide range of options to cater to your clients' needs. With our vendor partnerships, you'll have access to a diverse range of travel options in various destinations worldwide to plan your clients' dream getaway, as well as competitive pricing and promotions to help you be more competitive in closing that sale. From luxury cruises to adventure tours, you can truly tailor your clients' trips to their specific preferences and budgets.
When checking out our promotions, you may have found a great deal for a brand you aren't familiar with. Did you know we have an entire team of Brand Sales specialists, ready to help you narrow down your specialization or even venture into new products? Our team of industry experts, former travel agency owners themselves, will guide you to success and help you sell more than you could imagine!
2. Our award-winning marketing resources
You've heard us talk about our award-winning marketing resources (we're really proud of them), but you might not know we have a library of diverse marketing assets that are completely customizable! You heard that right – our team of in-house graphic designers have expertly crafted marketing materials that can be tailored and co-branded specifically for your agency. Looking to customize an asset? Our design team is just an email away and will work with you to create your dream design.
Our Marketing Resource Center™ gives you access to customizable and turnkey marketing assets, including email templates, social media content and so much more, all at no cost to you. Boost your agency's online presence, attract more clients and skyrocket your success with just a few clicks!
3. Our continuous professional development opportunities
When it comes to travel, we're experts – and we're ready to help you access the education you need to bring your travel business to new heights! From comprehensive professional development programs to weekly webinars, the opportunities for growth are truly endless.
Travel Agent Education Powered by Avoya, our in-house education program for those who are new to the travel industry, provides an online and self-paced learning experience designed to equip you with all the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in the travel industry. The agents that have successfully completed this program have been achieving mind-blowing success - but don't just take our word for it. Check out these statistics:
Graduates of Travel Agent Education Powered by Avoya out-perform their new-to-travel peers by earning 50% more gross commissions. They also achieve a 30% higher closing rate!
At Avoya, we meet you where you are and empower you with the professional development opportunities you need to elevate your business to the next level. We know the Avoya Network is full of agents from all skill levels, which is why we design our programs, webinars and events with information that is beneficial for all. We believe that the best agents are lifelong learners! The secret to staying competitive in the travel industry is continuous education.
Want to stay informed about the latest travel trends, destinations and industry news? Every Thursday, we host a new episode of On Deck With Avoya with our host Chris Greene, the director of Network Expansion. This weekly webinar is perfect for all agents. Whether you're just getting started or you're an expert advisor, you're guaranteed to learn something new! Check out the full playlist here.
4. Our innovative technology
We designed Agent Power™, our proprietary in-house SaaS technology, with the modern travel advisor in mind. Agent Power enables you to work from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, while also simplifying and streamlining your daily operations. You may be familiar with small business technology, but did you know that Agent Power has a built-in CRM system, real-time customer insights, an agency performance dashboard or an integrated promotions finder? Plus, that it's included in your affiliation?
Imagine having all of these features available at your fingertips while you're relaxing beachside on a tropical island or in the airport, about to catch your next international flight. At Avoya, we don't believe geography should limit your entrepreneurial dreams, and the proof is in the numbers: Over 97% of surveyed Independent Agents in the Avoya Network believe that Agent Power allows them to work from anywhere with an internet connection. So, what are you waiting for?
5. Our networking events
You may be your own boss, but that doesn't mean you have to do business alone. Not only do we have a team of experts ready to support you seven days a week, we also have an online community to connect you with other travel advisors just like you! Our Community Forum is integrated directly into Agent Power so you can communicate and work all in the same place.
If you love social media as much as we do, we have an Early Success Facebook group where new conversations are started daily!
Want to network in person? Then you'll love our Avoya Events team! From vendor immersions to our Avoya Travel Annual Conference, they always have fun networking events planned. We know every travel advisor is unique, so we make sure to host a variety of networking and educational events, dedicated to helping you become master of your trade.
At Avoya, running your dream travel business couldn't be easier. If you're already an agent in the Avoya Network, we encourage you to integrate some of these hidden gems into your daily operations!
If you're looking for a new host agency and these features sounds enticing, it may be time to join 1,800+ travel professionals who've made their dream business a reality with Avoya. Fill out the form below and let's get started! Our team of dedicated specialists is here to answer all your questions and guide you on your journey to becoming a successful independent travel agency owner.