TravelAge West Announces Trendsetter Awards Nominees

Winners will be announced at the WAVE Awards By: Mindy Poder
The 2014 Trendsetter Award winners // © 2015 Volker Corell
The 2014 Trendsetter Award winners // © 2015 Volker Corell

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TravelAge West WAVE Awards

Each year, the TravelAge West Trendsetter Awards recognize travel agency leaders who make an impact on the industry and the community. TravelAge West editors and one supplier sponsor rate each individual application, and applicants with the top two scores in each category become Trendsetter nominees. Winners are announced during the WAVE Awards ceremony, which will take place on June 11.

Following are the nominees for each category, chosen for their outstanding achievements in each category. (Note: Nominees are not listed in any specific order.) Please help us in congratulating our outstanding travel agent nominees. 

Upward Bound, RockStar Agent Under 40
1. Sarah Nelson Wandrey, Travel Leaders/A World of Travel
2. Gabriella Price, Plaza Travel

Sponsor: AMResorts

Best Group Booking Sales Effort
1. Debra Kerper, Cruise Planners/Easy Access Travel
2. Lauren Liebert, Ticket to Travel

Sponsor: Royal Caribbean International 

Industry Activist, Notable Achievements in Support of Travel Agents
1. Camille Hoheb, Wellness Tourism Worldwide
2. Scott Koepf, Avoya Travel

Sponsor: Disneyland Resort

Best Use of Social Media
1. April Schmitt, Divine Destination Weddings
2. Andres Zuleta, Boutique Japan Travel Company

Sponsor: Globus Family of Brands