Award-Winning Education Programs to Take Your Business to the Next Level

October 10, 2019

Built on a foundation of Integrity and Professionalism™, Avoya Travel®, an American Express Travel Representative, provides the modern-day independent travel professional with innovative resources and services to help them create early and continued success.

Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network™ have access to a wide variety of optional world-class professional education and development programs and resources designed and proven to help them achieve their maximum sales potential. As the Network continues to grow, Avoya continues to look for opportunities that support Independent Agencies and enable them to run thriving businesses.

Award-Winning Professional Development Programs And Resources

Take your business to new heights and see greater success than ever before by affiliating with a travel network that offers you endless opportunities to grow, hone your skills and expand your areas of expertise.

Here’s a look at some of the incredible professional development and education opportunities that you’ll gain access to as an Independent Agency in the Avoya Network:

Avoya Mastermind Land Forum

This year, for the first-time ever, Avoya hosted a brand-new professional development event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Independent Agencies interested in becoming more well-versed in land products, including tours, resorts and destinations.

With educational workshops, supplier and peer-to-peer panels, general sessions, a tradeshow, specialist certification courses and valuable networking available with more than 50 land and destination supplier representatives, Independent Agencies are finding endless opportunities for development and growth within the land-based market.

Continuing Avoya’s philanthropic passion for giving back, participants were also able to partake in a charity event.

Avoya Mastermind Land Forum Q3 2019
Pictured: Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™, Industry Leaders, Supplier Partners and Avoya Travel Executives and Support Staff at the first-ever Avoya Travel Mastermind Land Forum in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

This new opportunity for Network members was introduced as part of Avoya 2025, the innovative five-phase roadmap to becoming the number one vacation platform that generates more Shared Success™ for travelers, suppliers and the Avoya Travel Network.

Due to the overwhelming positive response, Avoya has already planned a second Land Forum in early 2020. Avoya is looking forward to continuous growth as part of our dedication to increase our resort and land vacation business, continue growing partnerships and provide ongoing high-quality education programs for the Avoya Network to enable Independent Agencies to plan memorable land vacations at the best value for new and existing clients.

Avoya Mastermind Program™

In 2018, the Avoya Mastermind program was restructured and expanded to provide more tailored education and support to Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network based on their personal sales and industry experience.

Network members can enjoy new courses and more dates than ever before to help them continue their business growth through results-driven professional and personal development education. These include:

  1. Avoya Mastermind Early Success Academy™: In order to build a skyscraper, a solid foundation is imperative. The focus of this academy is building that foundation that includes business strategies with sales, promotions, Avoya-based content and more.
  2. Avoya Mastermind Success Academy™: In keeping with building a strong foundation, the focus of this academy is everything there is to know about sales in order to gain a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
  3. Avoya Mastermind Ultimate Success Academy™: Up-building you as an independent travel professional, the focus of this academy is answering the “Now what?” question with an emphasis on returning clients and expanding your business.

Annual Avoya Travel Conference

Once a year, Avoya Executives and Support Staff, Preferred Suppliers and Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network meet for a week of educational opportunities, networking, company updates and more.

The event celebrates the year’s achievements, while maintaining a focus on the future with a lineup of industry-leaders for inspiring presentations and informative panels, general sessions hosted by Avoya’s leadership team and opportunities to interact with fellow Network members, Avoya support staff and preferred suppliers.

Days of learning are made complete with fun-filled themed cocktail hours, celebrations for top-performing agencies and charity events, such as this year’s onboard event honoring Avoya’s late founders, Pal and Pat Anderson, with a Chairman’s Walk for Sea Turtles in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and Royal Caribbean.

The 2019 Avoya Conference was held on land at the Hyatt Regency Miami, as well as onboard Royal Caribbean’s newly renovated Navigator of the Seas. Attendees were among the first to experience Perfect Day at CocoCay, a private Caribbean destination exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, as well as the opportunity to explore Atlantis Bahamas or Nassau via a ShoreTrips excursion.

Annual Avoya Travel Conference 2019 Q3
Pictured: Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network™, Industry Leaders, Supplier Partners and Avoya Travel Executives and Support Staff participate in an event honoring Avoya Travel’s late founders, Pal and Pat Anderson, with a Chairman’s Walk for Sea Turtles in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund and Royal Caribbean at the 2019 Avoya Conference.

Get More From Your Travel Network

With these professional development and education programs, resources and events, numerous Independent Agency Owners and their Managers and Agents in the Avoya Travel Network have found opportunities to achieve a successful and fulfilling lifestyle.

Find a list of these upcoming educational events here.

Avoya has programs for both experienced agencies and entrepreneurs looking to expand their business in the travel industry. To learn more about how you can take advantage of these industry-leading professional development and education resources, call 1-855-875-5861 or visit