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WhatFrom Aug. 9-10, Avoya Travel held its inaugural Avoya Travel Institute to give Independent Agencies (IAs) in the Avoya Travel Network exclusive networking opportunities with the company’s Diamond Level Preferred Suppliers.
Why It MattersThe two-day event was created based on feedback from IAs who wanted more face time with Avoya’s high-level supplier partners. Limited attendance created an intimate setting that allowed IAs more time for education and networking. The Avoya Travel Institute is Avoya’s second new event in 2018 and demonstrates the company’s commitment to supporting its IAs by providing high-quality education to help them run successful businesses.
Fast Facts- The event, held at Sheraton Mission Valley, centered on relationship-building and networking between IAs and Avoya’s Diamond Level Preferred Suppliers.
- Programming included small-group roundtables with vendors and hands-on workshops and educational time with Avoya’s Groups Department, Promotions Department and Support Staff teams.
- Attendance was intentionally limited so that IAs had more time for education and networking.
- Avoya’s Diamond Level Preferred Suppliers that participated in the event included Allianz Global Assistance, AmaWaterways, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Contiki, Crystal Cruises, the Globus Family of Brands, Holland America Line, Insight Vacations, The Mark Travel Corporation, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises, Trafalgar and Windstar Cruises.
- The Avoya Institute is the second new event in 2018 to join Avoya’s portfolio of educational forums and resources. (Earlier this year Avoya announced a new Avoya Mastermind Academy series.)
What They Are Saying“Attending the Avoya Travel Institute was invaluable to my IA,” said Tina Bradley, owner of Wish You Were Here Vacations, an IA in the Avoya Travel Network. “I was thrilled to have so much one-on-one time with top suppliers, to meet new contacts and to learn about product developments that I can share with my clients. Hosting an event with exclusive access to so many top vendors, who want to form relationships with travel professionals in the Avoya Travel Network, is a testament to Avoya Travel’s reputation in the industry.”
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