TravelAge West WAVE Awards

TravelAge West celebrates the best travel industry products in its annual WAVE awards


2013 WAVE Awards

Now in its eighth year, the WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards provide travel agents in the Western United States with a forum to recognize the best travel supplier partners. 


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The voting window is open April 1-30, 2013.

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Editors Pick Nominees 

Every year, the editorial team at TravelAge West, headed by Editor-in-Chief Ken Shapiro, reviews hundreds of travel suppliers and products. Review methods include product analysis, on-site visits, a travel agent survey and online research. After careful consideration, a list of “Editor’s Pick” nominees, in a variety of categories are confirmed.

==> View 2013 Editors PIcks nominees  

==> View 2012 Editors PIcks and WAVE Award winners  

Trendsetter Awards

Every year, TravelAge West also honors leading travel agents in the Western United States with its Trendsetter Awards. The agents honored all display an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit that enables them to adapt to new business landscapes — an essential skill in the ever-changing travel industry.

==> View 2012 Trendsetters

WAVE Awards Voting 

“Editor’s Pick” nominees are then placed on an official WAVE ballot and disseminated to TravelAge West readers. The ballot is also printed in the two April issues of TravelAge West, posted on the and promoted via email communications to travel agents in the 14 Western United States. The voting window is open April 1-30, 2013.

==> Vote for your favorite suppliers

WAVE Awards & Gala

Once the votes are tabulated and confirmed, WAVE Award winners are announced and celebrated at the WAVE Gala Dinner held on June 6, 2013 at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills.

==> Order WAVE Gala tickets now

WAVE Awards Marketing Center

Every June, TravelAge West publishes a special WAVE Awards Spotlight, detailing the Editor’s Pick nominees WAVE Award Winners. The special issue also include WAVE Gala event coverage, photos and stories about the companies recognized.

Additionally, TravelAge West provides a number of tools and resources in our WAVE Marketing Center to better help our nominees promote their accomplishments.

==> Visit the WAVE Marketing Center now

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