Trendsetters

Open to Agencies and Advisors in all 50 States!

Each year, the TravelAge West Trendsetter Awards recognize travel advisors 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.

 Download the 2021 Trendsetter Entry Form Here (ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED)

There are four categories to enter (you can enter more than one):

     1. Best Use of Social Media 
     2. Upward Bound, Rock Star Agent Under 40 
     3. Best Pandemic Business Pivot
     4. Best Client Engagement Strategy   

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

2021 TRENDSETTER AWARDS

Upward Bound, Rock Star Advisor Under 40 (Sponsor: AMResorts)

Winner:
Whitney Shindelar
Undiscovered Sunsets

Runner-Up:
Byrd Bergeron
The Travel Byrds

Best Use of Social Media (Sponsor: Globus Family of Brands)

Winner:
Shannon Kittner
Main Street and Beyond Travel Co., LLC.

Runner-Up:
Jennifer Jacob
Explorateur Travel, LLC.

Best Client Engagement Strategy (Sponsor: Celebrity Cruises)

Winner:
Cathie Lentz-Fryer
CTA Travel

Runner-Up:
Cruise Planners

Best Pandemic Business Pivot (Sponsor: Royal Caribbean International)

Winner:
Jennifer Wayland
Island Travel Group

Runner-Up:
Lia Vincent
Vincent Travels