Avoya Travel has launched new partnership and technology initiatives to sell air, car, and hotel products. The new programs will complement Avoya’s sales of cruises, tours, and guided vacations and will enhance customer experience while increasing the profitability for its Network of Independent Agencies.
“Avoya Travel’s air, car, and hotel initiatives continue our relentless focus on delivering more value to our customers and Independent Agencies and will help us continue to grow our leadership position in the travel industry,” said Van Anderson, co-president of Avoya Travel. “These new opportunities enable our Independent Agencies to become even more successful by offering exclusive discounted prices and bonus amenities for travelers.”
Avoya’s new research and booking technologies are now available to its network through the company’s Travel Agent Operating System, Agent Power. Agents will now be able to search for hotel properties with the best pricing and amenities, select flight itineraries and seats, book discounted car rentals, and more.
Avoya is partnering with different suppliers and technology providers, including major airlines, hotel chains, and car rental companies. The partnerships allow Avoya’s Network of Independent Agencies access to benefits including lower car rental pricing than what is available through other online and traditional travel agencies and optional prepaid hotel rates that can save travelers hundreds of dollars off their stay. In addition, American Express Card members will have access to American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts bonus amenities and special prices, along with the ability to pay for their vacation with Membership Reward Points.
“Our new partnership with Avoya will create significant sales growth and unique opportunities focused on providing exceptional service and remarkable travel experiences worldwide,” said Chris Austin, vice president, Global Retail Leisure & Luxury Sales.