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TravelAge West Honors IWorld of Travel with 2019 Editor’s Pick


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (April 11, 2019)—IWorld of Travel is pleased to announce receiving the 2019 TravelAge West Award in the category of “Best Tour Operator Central/South America.” The Editor’s Picks were chosen by Editor-in-Chief Kenneth Shapiro and the entire editorial team of TravelAge West. Review methods included product analysis, on- site visits, a survey of a select group of travel advisors, and online research. The goal of TravelAge West’s WAVE (Western Agents Vote of Excellence), now in its fourteenth year, is to give travel advisors in the West the opportunity to recognize the outstanding qualities and services of their travel supplier partners.

“We know that Western advisors need to work with the best in the industry in order to stay competitive and, as the number-one travel trade magazine in the West, we remain committed to honoring the companies that continue to lead the way,” said Shapiro. In addition to this distinction, Editor’s Pick honorees are also in the running for a WAVE Award, to be determined by a TravelAge West readers’ choice poll conducted during the month of April. The voting is open to readers of the print and online publication and will be available at

“We are thrilled to be a recipient of this prestigious award and to be honored for our many programs in Central and South America. It is a privilege to be recognized among such standouts in the travel industry,” said Michael Gelber, IWorld of Travel’s Chief Executive Officer.

Editor’s Pick recipients will be celebrated at the WAVE Awards Gala on June 13 at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey, in Marina del Rey, Calif., where the readers’ choice winners will be announced as well. TravelAge West will include a special WAVE Awards section in the July 8 issue, highlighting award winners.

About IWorld of Travel
IWorld of Travel is celebrating more than 50 years of creating memories for travelers across the globe—in hundreds of destinations throughout the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and beyond—operating thousands of distinctive trips each year spanning 56 countries on five continents.