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Takis Filippopoulos

President of the Judging Committee

Former Commercial Director Apollo and Former Senior Vice President Kuoni

Alexandra Pascalidou

Awarded Journalist, author,
TV- & radio hostess


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Panos Papadopoulos


Martin Ahlberg

CEO Finesse Promotions



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Loizos Papadopoulos


Dr. Fedon Alexander Lindberg

MD - Specialist in Internal Medicine and Nutrition, Dr. Lindberg’s Clinic, Oslo



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Tobias Bestelid

Former Editor-in-Chief Travel Magazine Vagabond and guidebook author



Kostas Poulopoulos

Founder & Design Director Company SquareOne

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David Kurtz

Magazinet Reis & Travel News Norway Sales & Marketing Manager Media Digital AS

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The GREEK TRAVEL AWARDS is the first important initiative for the international promotion and rewarding of Greek tourist businesses and destinations in the Scandinavian market. The Prize depicts the ancient Greek goddess Hestia, symbolizing the power and soul of Greece. Hestia is the goddess behind the gods. The archetypal symbol of Greek hospitality. The symbol of dedication and offering. The word of “Philoxenia”, i.e. hospitality, is written in Linear B, as an essential part of the prize. A prize which is a living part of Greece. The awards are supported by Scandinavia's largest tour operators, as well as reputable journalists and media houses. The first ceremony of the GREEK TRAVEL AWARDS will take place in the famous Nobel Hall at the Blue Hall of the City of Stockholm on February 14, 2019, presented by the popular and internationally acclaimed journalist and writer Alexandra Paschalidou. Chairman of the jury is Takis Filippopoulos, former commercial director Apollo and former senior vice president Kuoni.
The voting procedure provides for 50% of the votes from the public (Sweden, Norway and Denmark) and the remaining 50% from the jury members. The first GREEK TRAVEL AWARDS are supported by the major publishing organizations of REIS and VAGABOND.

Nominations for tourism companies / Nominations for tourism destinations


North Events is a highly specialized communication and consulting agency mainly for the Greek tourism industry, and has been actively promoting traveling to Greece in the greater Scandinavian region over the past 10 years. Its main experience and reputation is from the exclusive tourism & gastronomy fairs for Greece titled “GREKLAND PANORAMA”, in Stockholm.
From the beginning North Events has designed many inspirational promotions and events, including fashion shows, outdoor advertising, tourism roadshows, gastronomy events in large supermarket chains, tourism promotions in IKEA Sweden & major shopping malls, and magazine publishing for all capitals in the Scandinavian region.
Business events such as PR dinner functions, press conferences and destination workshops for Greek destinations with tour operators in Finland, Denmark and Sweden are also core to the services North Events has been providing for several years and across many different business sectors. From the very beginning the company has participated with stands for Greece in all major international tourism fairs in Malmo Sweden (TUR), Herning Denmark (FERIE FOR ALLE), Helsinki Finland (MATKA), Oslo Norway (REISELIVSMESSEN).
North Events is the exclusive organizer of the successful exhibitions for Greece, titled “GREKLAND PANORAMA” in Stockholm since 2014, and the respective “PANORAMA” fairs in Poland, USA, Romania and Cyprus.
Especially for Sweden, tenths of thousands of visitors join the Panorama fairs as they are a true celebration for Greece, where more than 160 exhibitors from the Greek travel industry and all major tour operators from Scandinavia are present. The exhibitions present tourism destinations, hotels and accommodation, airlines, and new travel services and destinations from throughout the Greek tourism sector.
North Events has established its reputation amongst the tourism industry in Greece as well as in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland over a long period of inspiring events and exhibitions which focus on the promotion of the brand name “Greece” to potential travellers. The “PANORAMA” fairs enjoy the support of all major tourism-related government bodies, such as the Greek Ministry of Tourism, including national associations and local authorities of the highest importance.
North Events – We know Scandinavia Better!
The DESIGN AMBASSADOR is a Communication, PR, Events and Consulting Agency, based in Berlin, with its main focus in Architecture and Design. Other fields of expertise are: Content Creation, Curation & Production of Conferences, Media Relations, Lobbying & Matchmaking.

Tel.: +30 210 9713281, +30 210 9734 859
Organizer: North Events,
Award Categories for Destinations

Best Family Destination

Best Island Destination

Best City Destination

Best Gastronomy Destination

Best Life & Sports Destination

Best Beach Destination

Best Yachting Destination

Best Adventure Destination

Best Green - Eco Destination

Award Categories for Hotels

Boutique hotel

Luxury hotel/resort

All-inclusive hotel/resort

Hotel residences

City hotel

Beach hotel / resort

Spa hotel / resort

Lifestyle hotel and sports / resort

Adults only hotel / resort

Eco-friendly hotel / resort

Design Hotel

Family Hotel

Best Chain Hotel

Best Hotel / Resort

Best City Resort