PHOTO: Cindy Locke. (photo courtesy of Avoya Travel Network)
Cindy Locke, co-owner of Seize the Seas LLC, an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network, has again been named a 2016 Pacesetter by American Express, marking the third time Locke has been recognized.
Avoya nominated Locke for this prestigious award from among more than 750 Avoya Independent Agencies based on her high degree of professionalism and commitment to providing outstanding levels of customer service and destination knowledge.
American Express Travel Pacesetters are noted for their superior customer service, sales performance, involvement in the travel agent community and commitment to delivering extraordinary travel experiences. Additionally, Avoya Travel was further recognized with the 2016 American Express Travel Representative Excellence Award for the 16th consecutive year.
“Cindy Locke is a talented and accomplished travel professional, and very deserving of this recognition,” said Brad Anderson, president of Avoya Travel in a recent release announcing the honor. “We are grateful to have Cindy’s Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network, and know that customers feel confident booking with her because she is a true expert who goes the extra mile and runs her business with the utmost integrity.”
“It is an honor to be recognized as an American Express Travel Pacesetter for the third time,” said Locke. “I am dedicated to making each client’s dream vacation an effortless reality, and Avoya Travel supports me and my Independent Agency in delivering the best value and service to each traveler.”
Locke co-owns and operates her travel agency with her husband David Locke, and specializes in selling custom dream vacations on luxury ocean and river cruises. In building a successful agency, Locke has dedicated herself to not only providing nothing short of top-notch customer service but to expanding upon her already vast knowledge of the products and destinations she sells. Locke is so successful that she projects her vacation sales will exceed $4.5 million in 2017.
Seize the Seas has been an Avoya Independent Agency for more than 12 years. Among the numerous sales awards and honors bestowed upon Seize the Seas, the agency has been named to the Chairman’s Club, Avoya’s highest honor, every year since its inception. The agency has also been recognized as a leading producer for Oceania Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Crystal Cruises.
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Avoya Travel Network is a family-owned marketing and travel technology company that prides itself on providing consumers with excellent service and value across every aspect of the vacation planning process. Its network of independently owned and operated agencies offers consumers exclusive discounts, amenities and first-class customer service. As an American Express Travel Representative for more than 30 years, the company is American Express Travel’s largest seller of cruises and tours.