Avoya Travel, an American Express Travel Representative, reports the launch of its Avoya Academy, an in-person educational program offered to its network of independent agencies.
Designed to grow independent agencies’ businesses, the Academy focuses on comprehensive education about The Avoya Advantage and how independent agencies can better utilize Avoya’s resources to maximize their sales potential.
“The Avoya Academy was created for independent agencies to come together in small groups and receive personalized and detailed education on the many advantages Avoya provides that can significantly increase their income potential and growth,” said Van Anderson, Co-President of Avoya Travel.
“We are ecstatic that the program was so well received by our Network and supplier partners. We look forward to continuing to offer professional development for our independent agencies in many platforms to help them achieve sales success, including the Avoya Academy, on-demand webinars, our annual convention and the Avoya Mastermind program," Anderson said.
The first-ever Avoya Academy was held during August near San Diego and boasted sold-out attendance. Over a two-day period, the participants experienced hands-on learning from members of Avoya’s executive leadership and support staff, including workshops on Agent Power, Avoya’s award-winning Travel Agency Operating System, how to get the most out of Avoya’s groups and promotional offerings, best practices of product specialization, as well as roundtables with some of Avoya’s Platinum Preferred Suppliers.
“I have been selling travel for 35 years and attending the Avoya Academy provided me with incredibly valuable learning opportunities and it was a great investment for my independent agency,” said Connie Lemmon, owner of an independent agency of Avoya Travel. “The program was motivational and engaging – I walked away with some new sales tips and the networking with other Independent Agencies and time with Avoya’s support staff was invaluable.”
Avoya recently announced that it will host its next Avoya Academy in Hollywood, Florida. The company said it plans to announce additional Avoya Academy dates and locations throughout the United States for 2014.