Trendsetters

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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

2018 Wave Awards Trendsetters Recipients

UPWARD BOUND, ROCK STAR AGENT UNDER 40

Winner
Heather Luckey, 
Brilliant Journeys

Runner-Up
Kota Tabuchi, 
Travel Beyond

BEST GROUP BOOKING SALES EFFORT 

Winner
Leah Bergner, 
Coastline Travel Advisors

Runner-Up
Matt Welch, PSI Travel and Cruises

BEST TARGETED MARKETING IDEA

Winner
Robin Hawkey, 
Virtual Destination Wedding

Runner-Up
Hank & Anne Schrader, 
Dream Destinations

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA 

Winner
Peter Enns, 
Travel Concierge

Runner-Up
Heather Coursen, 
MEI-Travel