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Each year, the TravelAge West Trendsetter Awards recognize travel agency leaders who make an impact on the industry and the community.

This year, agents were honored in four categories:

      1.  Best Use of Social Media, sponsored by Globus Family of Brands

      2.  Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40, sponsored by AMResorts
      3.  Best Group Booking Sales Effort, sponsored by Gogo Vacations

      4.  Industry Activist (Notable Achievements in Support of Travel Agents), sponsored by Disneyland Resort
Sponsors of the Trendsetter Awards hand out prizes at the annual WAVE Awards Gala and, along with the TravelAge West editorial staff, cast their votes. Furthermore, suppliers who sponsor the Trendsetter Awards do so not just for publicity — they support the travel agent community and wish to honor those who are making significant strides in the industry.

TravelAge West 2013 Trendsetter Award Recipients


Best Group Booking Sales Effort Winner:
Debra Kerper, Easy Access Travel
Runner Up: Tammy Selee, Harmon Travel / Concerts at Sea
Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40
Winner: Jonathan Alder, TravelStore
Runner Up: Andres Zuleta, Global Basecamps

Industry Activist, Notable Achievements in Support of Travel Agents
Winner: Ryan McGredy, Moraga Travel
Runner Up: Daniela Harrison, Avenues of the World Travel
Best Use of Social Media
Winner: Montrose Travel
Runner Up: Avoya Travel