About Avoya

The Avoya Difference

At Avoya Travel we combine the ease of online search, with the expertise and personalized service of our Independent Travel Experts, plus secure exclusive deals and extras so you get more out of every vacation.

Avoya Travel. Beyond The Web.™
Our Difference
Our Reputation
Our Value
Our Travel Experts

A Different, Better Type of Travel Company

  • Innovative Technology
  • Specialized Travel Expertise
  • Unprecedented Value

Our Difference

We believe the very best vacation experiences promise more than any online booking engine alone can deliver. Technology will take you part of the way, but there are limits only real human interaction can overcome. At Avoya Travel, we combine the ease of online search with the insights of Independent Travel Experts for a truly customized vacation experience. Our experts will act as your personal travel advisor, and will be your partner every step of the way to help you plan the vacation you've been dreaming of. Plus, with the Avoya Advantage™ you'll have access to exclusive deals and extras that we've secured with top travel companies so you receive the very best value. Come, and follow us to a better vacation.™

First time visitor? See how we work below!

How Avoya Travel Works

  • Step 1:You Browse

    our vast selection of cruises, tours, and vacation packages and call us at 1-800-490-2921

  • Step 2:We Pair

    you with an Independent Travel Expert that specializes in the type of travel you are interested in

  • Step 3:You Save

    with access to exclusive deals, amenities, and extras so you receive the best value for your vacation

A Company You Can Trust

  • Family Owned and Operated
  • Top Industry Reputation
  • Award-Winning Service and Technology
  • 50 Years in Travel
  • American Express Travel Representative

Our Story

As one of life's greatest joys, travel is something that our founders, Pat and Pal Anderson, fell in love with over five decades ago. On the sunny coastlines of Hawaii, our humble beginnings as a tour company has expanded internationally and evolved into what today is known as Avoya Travel. Our mission has allowed us to make our travelers' dream vacations become a reality and grow into North America's #1 American Express Travel Representative for cruises and resort vacations.

Our love of people and travel, along with innovation, integrity, and specialized travel expertise, fuels our passion of reimagining vacation planning. Through our 50 years of experience in the travel industry, we've focused on establishing strong relationships with top travel companies so we can offer the very best value to travelers worldwide.

Humble Beginnings

Pal and Pat Anderson move their two sons, Van and Brad, to Hawaii and purchase a tour operating company called Hawaiian Paradise Tours in 1969.

Brick and Mortar

In the 1970s, the Andersons move to San Diego to launch several of their first brick and mortar travel agencies including Palomar Travel Inc., Pal Anderson Travel, and Anderson Travel – growing up to 10 locations at the peak of this family-run business.

Digital Expansion

The Andersons evolve their business model to sell vacations on a national level by using the internet to connect travelers with specialized travel experts. Unlike most online travel companies, Avoya places personal relationships at the core of its business model.

Independent Travel Experts

As the internet model rapidly expands, competing travel agencies start closing their doors and the Anderson family begin to shift their focus on "adopting the competition". By 2002, the Andersons redefine the travel industry landscape and become a category on one. As a result, Avoya Travel Co-Presidents, Brad and Van Anderson, are inducted into the CLIA Hall of Fame for the Cruise Innovator Award.

Award-Winning Success

The Andersons establish Avoya Travel as one of the world's largest and most innovative travel companies. Our commitment to Integrity and Professionalism™, service, and value in every aspect of planning cruises and vacations, has allowed us to receive numerous accolades including being repeatedly named Travel Partner of the Year by Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruises, Carnival Cruises, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more.

Our 50 Years in Travel

In 2014, the Anderson family celebrates their 50th year in travel and Avoya Travel is a three-generation family affair with five Andersons on the executive leadership team. An exciting milestone made possible through the passion of its Independent Travel Experts, travel partners, and employees – all part of the Avoya family.

2015 & Beyond

Today, Avoya Travel stays true to the Anderson legacy of delivering incredible vacation experiences at the very best value for travelers worldwide. The Avoya family continues to reimagine vacation planning with a network of over 750 Independent Agencies and 150 internal staff members – the best is yet to come!

Multiple Award Winner

Travel Partner of the Year

with these prestigious travel companies:
Chosen from over 25,000 agencies worldwide

Other Accolades

CLIA Hall of Fame American Express Hall of Fame American Express Excellence Awards Travalliance Media Travvy Awards Gold Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

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The Avoya Advantage™

  • Exclusive Deals, Amenities, & Extras
  • Unlock Secret Rates
  • Access Limited Inventory
  • No Avoya Fees on Cruises or Tours
  • Low-Price Guarantee

The Very Best Value Out There

At Avoya Travel, we're committed to providing quality vacation experiences at the very best value for travelers worldwide. With over 50 years of experience in the travel industry, we've established strong relationships with top travel companies so we can offer our travelers exclusive deals and add-ons so you get more out of every vacation.

Discover the Avoya Advantage™

With the Avoya Advantage™, not only will you have access to exclusive deals, amenities, and extras that can't be found anywhere else, but you will also receive expert travel planning services with no Avoya fees on cruises or tours and have comfort in knowing that you are receiving the very best deal with our low-price guarantee.

Delivering the very best value so you can get more out of every vacation - that's the Avoya Advantage™

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Meet Our Independent Travel Experts

  • Integrity and Professionalism™
  • Specialized Travel Expertise
  • Insider Knowledge
  • No Avoya Fees on Cruises or Tours

The Element of Human Touch

It's time for fewer clicks and more conversation when planning your next vacation – where powerful search technology works in perfect harmony with our network of Independent Travel Experts. Our experts take the time getting to know who you are, understanding your wants and needs, and use their extensive knowledge to help plan the vacation you've been dreaming of so you connect with people, places, and cultures on a deeper, more personal level. And with no extra Avoya fees on cruises and tours, you'll receive this expertise for the same, if not lower price, than if you were planning a vacation on your own. With a better understanding of why you travel, we help you make the most of every vacation.

Finding the Perfect Match

We use our award-winning technology to pair you with one of our Independent Travel Experts that best complements your individual travel needs. Our network of independently owned and operated travel agencies are selected based on the highest standards of excellence and work with integrity and professionalism so you get more out of every vacation.

Beyond The Web™ Experiences

Read how Avoya Travel's Independent Travel Experts have helped travelers get more out of their vacation...

Princess was excellent and [my Avoya Travel Princess Cruises Specialist] is super...Avoya prices were unbeatable and service was prompt.

Nasir G. of Scarborough, ON
Sailed on the Coral Princess to Transcanal

In reference to Avoya; we would definitely give them a 10 - they were a great company to work with and we definitely will use them again.

Anonymous
Traveled with Brendan Vacations to Europe

We had a fabulous time and loved the superb service and experience with Uniworld. [Our Avoya Travel Uniworld Specialist] was exceptional in her care for our group as we planned our trip.

Richard F. of Alma, MI
Sailed on the Uniworld SS Antoinette to Europe

[My Avoya Travel Carnival Specialist] really went out of his way to make sure our trip went great. He was very patient and thorough. He made booking our trip a fun experience without any pressure. I will be sure to use Avoya again in the future, and tell all my friends what exceptional service I received. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH.

Daniel E. of Deerfield, NY
Sailed on the Carnival Legend to the Caribbean

Dealt with many tour companies but none as friendly and professional as Avoya Travel.

Patricia P. of Syracuse, NY
Sailed on the NCL Pride of America to Hawaii

[My Avoya Travel Oceania Specialist] helped plan our cruise and land arrangements down to the smallest detail. I would recommend avoya travel without reservation. Our trip was a perfect '10'.

Anonymous
Sailed on the Oceania Riviera to Europe

Best ever! I have said that before but Avoya seems to always go one step better.

John S. of Estero, FL
Sailed on the Celebrity Eclipse to the Caribbean

Avoya is wonderful. They have helped me get onboard credits and money towards excursions. And best of all, when there was an oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico and the stop where the excursion was booked was cancelled, [my Avoya Travel Carnival Specialist] and Avoya took care of cancelling the excursion and getting my money refunded. They are even giving us another excursion credit on our next cruise. Awesome!

Karla L. of Farmington, AR
Sailed on the Carnival Victory to the Bahamas

Avoya Travel had the best deals to the destinations that we wanted.

Anonymous
Sailed on the RCCL Independence of the Seas to the Eastern Caribbean