|Club Med Sandpiper Bay // Photo by Club Med|
Avoya Travel has kicked off its ninth Avoya Travel Annual Conference at Club Med’s Sandpiper Bay resort in St. Lucia, Florida.
Over 450 Independent Agencies in the Avoya Travel Network, suppliers, Avoya executives, and industry leaders are expected to attend this year’s event, which will focus on innovation and building on the record sales of Independent Agencies. Notable keynote speakers include Xavier Mufraggi, CEO at Club Med; Vicki Freed, senior vice president of sales at Royal Caribbean; and Dondra Ritzenhaler, senior vice president of sales, trade support and service at Celebrity Cruises.
During the five-day Avoya Conference, travel professionals, suppliers, industry leaders, and key media will meet face-to-face-to discuss business and participate in workshops, educational programs, Independent Agency and executive cruise panels, a preferred partner tradeshow, and networking events. Avoya will announce new technology designed to further increase the success of Independent Agencies and to improve the vacation planning experience for customers. The Avoya Travel Conference will also celebrate the record-setting profits of Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network.
In addition, the Avoya Conference will have favorite events such as the Chairman's Cocktail Party and a dinner in honor of Avoya’s founding family, Pat and Pal Anderson. In true Avoya spirit, participants will also have the opportunity to give back to the community through Hunger Fight, a north-Florida organization that provides meals to children and families in need.