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Avoya Travel Independent Agency Owner Selected as 2015 American Express Representative Pacesetter

Host Agency & Consortia | Avoya Travel | March 23, 2016

Avoya Travel Independent Agency Owner Selected as 2015 American Express Representative Pacesetter

WHY IT RATES: $4 million in total revenue last year reflects well on Avoya as host agency. – Rich Thomaselli, TravelPulse Senior Editor

Avoya Travel was again honored with an American Express Representative Excellence Award for superior results, leadership, and strong dedication to customer service.

As an award winner, Avoya was asked and honored to nominate an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network as the American Express 2015 Representative Pacesetter.

Shawn Power, owner of Powerventures Travel Services Ltd, was nominated and selected for the second consecutive year from among more than 750 Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network as the American Express Representative Pacesetter award winner for 2015.

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The Pacesetter selection is based on a variety of criteria, including superior customer service, sales performance, travel agent community involvement, and his commitment to delivering extraordinary travel experiences. Power has built his business on selling a variety of cruise vacations and specializes in creating dream itineraries on luxury and river cruises. He has received numerous accolades for his achievements in sales and customer service, including Avoya's Best of the Best Independent Agency award as well as Avoya's highest recognition of Chairman's Club for producing more than $4 million in annual sales.

"Powerventures Travel Services has been a tremendous asset to the Avoya Travel Network," said Jeff Anderson, Executive Vice President, Avoya Travel. "Shawn's sales, exceptional level of customer service, and passion for travel reflect his dedication to deliver the best, most personalized vacation planning experience to his customers."

"It is an honor to be recognized as an American Express Pacesetter for the second year in a row," said Power. "My top priority is turning my clients' dream vacations into a reality and with Avoya's support and my first-hand knowledge of the products I sell, I can continue focusing on delivering great value to my clients and exceptional customer service which allows me to exceed their expectations."

The American Express Pacesetter program is one of the longest running recognition programs within the American Express Travel Representative Network. This year, American Express will honor award winners at the Global Pacesetter event in Dublin, Ireland from May 29 - June 2, 2016 at The Shelbourne Dublin hotel.

Travel agency owners, travel professionals, and others interested in owning and operating their own travel business should contact Avoya Travel at 800-521-2597 or visit Travelers interested in booking their next vacation with Avoya Travel, should call 800-753-1463 or visit

Source: Avoya Travel press release

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