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 2017 Trendsetter Award Recipients

Best Group Booking Sales Effort:


Danny Genung, Harr Travel


Neil Bauman and Theresa Mazich, M.D., Insight Cruises