WAVE Awards Editors Picks
Every year, the editorial team at TravelAge West, headed by Editor-in-Chief Ken Shapiro, reviews hundreds of travel suppliers and products. Review methods include product analysis, on-site visits, a travel agent survey and online research. After careful consideration, a list of “Editor’s Pick” nominees, in a variety of categories are confirmed.
WAVE Awards Voting
Nominees are then placed on an official WAVE ballot, which is printed in the April issues of TravelAge West, posted online and promoted in email communications to travel agents throughout the Western United States.
The Editors Picks and WAVE Award winners are celebrated at a star-studded gala held every June in Los Angeles. The black tie gala brings together honorees and travel agents, and recognizes the outstanding qualities and services of the industry’s leading travel suppliers.
Excellence in Leadership
TravelAge West’s Excellence in Leadership Award celebrates a long-standing icon of the travel industry, and recognizes their lifelong commitment to the betterment of the industry.
2017: Honoring Patrick Clark
TravelAge West congratulates all its Editors Picks nominees and provides a variety of tools to help them promote their nomination.
Sample press releases and official WAVE Award logos are available to all nominees. Download your materials in our WAVE marketing center now.