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

Click HERE to download the 2015 Trendsetter Entry Form

For 2015, agents will be 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 Royal Caribbean International

      4.  Industry Activist (Notable Achievements in Support of Travel Agents)
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 2014 Trendsetter Award Recipients


Best Group Booking Sales Effort:
Winner: Montrose Travel
Runner Up: Daniela Harrison, Avenues of the World Travel
Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40
Winner: Kristen Bentz, WMPH Vacations
Runner Up: Andres Zuleta & Christina Soto, Boutique Japan Travel Company

Industry Activist, Notable Achievements in Support of Travel Agents
Winner: Caitlin Murphy, Millennials in Travel
Runner Up: Paula Mitchell Manning, OSSN
Best Use of Social Media
Winner: Katelyn O'Shaughnessy, TripScope
Runner Up: Gabriella Latini, Plaza Travel