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WHY IT RATES: Shawn Power, owner of Powerventures Travel Services Ltd., has received an American Express Travel Pacesetter recognition three times. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor

Avoya Travel, one of the world’s most innovative travel brands, is thrilled to announce that Shawn Power, owner of Powerventures Travel Services Ltd., an Independent Agency in the Avoya Travel Network™, was named a 2018 Pacesetter by American Express Travel.

Avoya nominated Power from among more than 1,250 Independent Agencies in the Avoya Network for the prestigious recognition, and this is the third time Power has been recognized as an American Express Travel Pacesetter.

American Express Travel Pacesetters are selected based on their superior customer service, sales performance, involvement in the travel agent community and commitment to delivering extraordinary travel experiences.

Power owns and operates Powerventures Travel Services Ltd., which has been an Independent Agency in the Avoya Network for more than seven years.

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In that time, Powerventures has received numerous accolades for sales excellence and extraordinary customer service, including Avoya’s highest honor of Chairman’s Club and recognition as a top producer for AmaWaterways, Uniworld River Cruises, Avalon River Cruises, Azamara, Tauck River Cruises and more.

Power also ranks among the Top 25 All Star Travel Agents named by Travel Agent magazine for his outstanding customer service, community involvement and travel acumen.

Power and his Independent Agency specialize in creating incredible vacation experiences and custom itineraries for travelers on luxury and river cruises. Power continues to build his expertise in the destinations and products he sells so that clients receive the highest quality, expertly planned vacations at the best value.

Having personally taken over 60 cruises and visited over 73 countries, Power is uniquely qualified to offer clients impeccable first-hand knowledge of destinations and travel around the world. Power projects his vacation sales from new and repeat clients will be over $5 million in 2019.

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“Shawn Power is an impressive business owner and passionate travel expert who has accomplished some of the highest levels of success within the travel profession, and for this he is very deserving of the American Express Travel Pacesetter award,” said Jeff Anderson, Co-President, Avoya Travel. “We are fortunate to have Shawn’s Independent Agency affiliated with the Avoya Travel Network and are continually impressed by his dedication to travel planning, running his business with integrity and professionalism and helping others in the travel agent community.”

“I feel very blessed to spend my working hours helping travelers plan their dream vacations, so it is a great honor be recognized with the American Express Travel Pacesetter award for the third time,” said Power. “As a member of the Avoya Travel Network, my Independent Agency is supported in providing the best value and vacation experience to travelers with access to award-winning technology, professional development and exclusive deals and amenities from top travel brands.”

The American Express Travel Pacesetter program is one of the longest-running recognition programs within the American Express Travel Representative Network. American Express will honor award winners at the 2019 Pacesetters Recognition Event in Venice, Italy, held June 2 to June 6 at the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa.

Powerventures Travel Services Ltd. is an Independent Agency in the Avoya Network. Travelers interested in booking their next trip with Shawn Power can call him toll-free at 800-738-8619 or visit www.AvoyaTravel.com/IA/ShawnPower.

SOURCE: Avoya Travel press release.