The Avoya Difference

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

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A Different, Better Type of Online Travel Company

  • Powerful Online Search
  • Personalized Service & Expertise
  • Exclusive Deals & Extras
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The Avoya Difference

Years ago the internet changed vacation planning forever. Technology has certainly made the early stages of planning a vacation easier. Want a price? Click. Want another destination? Click. But then what?

At Avoya, 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 element of human touch, expertise, support, and value so you connect with people, places, and cultures on a deeper, more personal level. 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.

Award-Winning Patented Technology

Unlike other travel companies, when you call Avoya, you won't be connected with just any travel agent. We use our award-winning, patented technology to connect you with a true travel professional - an Independent Travel Expert that specializes in the exact type of vacation you are interested in. They will act as your personal travel advisor and will work with you every step of the way in planning your dream vacation.

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How Avoya Travel Works

Step 1:You Browse

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

Step 2:We Connect

We connect 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 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
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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.

Avoya Timeline: Humble Beginnings
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.

Avoya Timeline: Brick and Mortar
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.

Avoya Timeline: Digital Expansion
Digital Expansion

The Andersons evolved 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.

Avoya Timeline: Independent Travel Experts
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 of 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.

Avoya Timeline: Award-Winning Success
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, American Express, Oceania Cruises, and more.

Avoya Timeline: 50 Years in Travel
Our 50 Years in Travel

In 2014, the Anderson family celebrates their 50th year since entering the travel industry 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 network of Independent Travel Experts, travel partners, and employees – all part of the Avoya family.

Avoya Timeline: 2015 & Beyond
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:
Norwegian Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Royal Caribbean
Carnival Cruises
Oceania Cruises
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

As Featured In

USA Today
Chicago Tribune
Cruise Critic
Travel Weekly
TravelAge West
TravelAgent Central
Travel Market Report

Discover The Avoya Advantage™

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

  • Integrity and Professionalism™
  • Specialized Travel Expertise
  • Insider Knowledge
  • No Avoya Fees on Cruises or Tours
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The Element of Human Touch

It's time for fewer clicks and more conversation when planning your next vacation. Avoya Travel’s powerful search technology works in perfect harmony with the specialized service and expertise of travel experts that 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. And with no extra Avoya fees on cruises or tours, you'll receive this expertise for the same, if not lower price, than if you were planning a vacation on your own.

Finding the Perfect Match

We use our patented, award-winning technology to connect you with a travel expert that best complements your individual travel needs. The Independent Travel Experts in the Avoya Travel Network are true travel professionals that work with Integrity and Professionalism™ and are selected based on the highest standards of excellence so you get more out of every vacation.

Beyond The Web® Experiences

Princess was excellent and [my Travel Expert] 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.

Traveled with Brendan Vacations to Europe

We had a fabulous time and loved the superb service and experience with Uniworld. [Our Travel Expert] 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 Travel Expert] 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 Travel Expert] 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'.

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 Travel Expert] 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.

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