Earlier this month, Robin Graf and Sun Bee joined me in Beverly Hills to attend the TravelAge West WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards. Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, The Wyland Waikiki and Embassy Suites® – Waikiki Beach Walk® hotel were each recognized with Editor’s Pick awards at the magazine’s annual gala celebration.
Outrigger Hotels & Resorts was one of five hotel companies honored in the “Best Travel Agent Support, Hawaii Hotel” category. The Wyland Waikiki and Embassy Suites – Waikiki Beach Walk were among the four Hawaii hotels recognized in the “Best New Property or Major Renovation, Hawaii” category.
“The WAVE Awards are a celebration of excellence in travel products, services, and destinations,” said Michelle Rosenberg, publisher of TravelAge West. “The Editor’s Pick award recipients have consistently demonstrated excellence within the travel marketplace, and this award is a stamp of endorsement by our Editorial Staff.”
Over 125 companies, individuals, and destinations were recognized by the readers of TravelAge West at the WAVE Awards ceremony. Honorees were celebrated in 47 categories that spanned the cruise, tour operator, airline, hotel and resort, and destination travel fields. The awards gave travel agents in the Western United States the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel supplier partners.
TravelAge West has been serving the travel industry for 39 years as a leading source of travel industry news and product information. Read by travel agents, travel suppliers, and travel industry professionals, the publication has a circulation of 26,000 in 14 Western United States.