Each year, the TravelAge West Trendsetter Awards recognize travel agents and travel agencies who make an impact on the industry and the community. Two finalists in each category are invited to and honored at the WAVE Awards as guests of their sponsor.
Entries are reviewed and voted on by the sponsors and editorial staff of TravelAge West. 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.

There are four categories to enter (you can enter more than one):
     1. Best Group Booking Sales Effort - sponsored by Royal Caribbean International
     2. Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40 - sponsored by AMResorts
     3. Best Targeted Marketing Idea - sponsored by Celebrity Cruises
     4. Best Use of Social Media - sponsored by Globus Family of Brands



TravelAge West 2016 Trendsetter Award Recipients

Best Group Booking Sales Effort:
Winner: April Schmitt, Divine Destination Weddings
Runner Up: Montrose Travel
Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40
Winner: Melissa Varela, Modern Romance Travel
Runner Up: Jason Olson, True Vacation Travel

Best Targeted Marketing Idea
Winner: Robin Hawkey, Virtual Honeymoon
Runner Up: Alexis Lee, Avenues of the World Travel
Best Use of Social Media
Winner: David & Carol Porter, The Roaming Boomers
Runner Up: Tom Chongruk & Lora Chow, Travel 4 Food Fun