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 
  2. Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40 
  3. Best Targeted Marketing Idea 
  4. Best Use of Social Media 

Sponsors: Royal Caribbean International, AMResorts, Celebrity Cruises and Globus Family of Brands

TravelAge West 2017 Trendsetter Award Recipients

Best Group Booking Sales Effort:
Winner: Danny Genung, Harr Travel
Runner Up: Neil Bauman and Theresa Mazich, M.D., Insight Cruises
Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40
Winner: Myste Wylde, Protravel International
Runner Up: Danielle Stephens, Harmon Travel

Best Targeted Marketing Idea
Winner: Montrose Travel
Runner Up: Daniela Harrison, Avenues of the World Travel
Best Use of Social Media
Winner: Brianna Glenn, Milk and Honey Travels
Runner Up: Peter Enns, Travel Concierge LLC