28 | Avoya Travel

Avoya Travel
2018 sales: $478 million
Employees: 170
Previous ranking: 30

401 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
T (305) 677-2308
Website

Executives

CO-FOUNDER: Brad Anderson
CO-FOUNDER: Van Anderson
CO-PRESIDENT: Jeffrey Anderson
CO-PRESIDENT: Michael Anderson
SVP, SALES: Steve Hirshan
SVP, MARKETING: Sam McCully
SVP, STRATEGIC OPERATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS: Ashley Hunter

2018 Developments

Recorded a double-digit year-over-year sales increase in 2018, with 25% more leads from its patented Live Lead system for the Avoya Network, which grew membership by 25% year over year.

Unveiled Avoya 2025, a five-phase roadmap to becoming the No. 1 vacation platform. In the first phase, Avoya launched its Avoya Agency Dashboard and an education partnership with CLIA, which it calls the first of its kind, and expanded its resort vacation portfolio with new partnerships.

Avoya Travel initiative is taking its members through 'Phases.'

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The Avoya Agency Dashboard, built in-house, leverages performance data to enhance independent agency support in the Avoya Network. Data is brought into the Dashboard via the automation of reports and integrated into Agent Power, Avoya's independent agency operating system, offering independent agencies direct, daily access to better and more metrics.

Invested significantly to expand its product portfolio and accelerate growth through new resort partnerships.

Added resort product and destination pages to its website with more rich content and promotions.

Company Facts

Host agency and American Express Travel Representative offering proprietary discounts and amenities through a network of independently owned and operated travel agencies.

All sales from 1,250 hosted agents.

100% of sales are leisure.

American Express affiliate.

Privately held; the Anderson family is majority shareholder.

Looking Ahead

Plans to complete Phase One of Avoya 2025 by November 2019.

As part of Phase One, will focus on connecting more travelers with independent agencies in the Avoya Network, increase communication and business intelligence sharing between stakeholders and ultimately streamline efficiencies.

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