Norway's Leading Tour Operator
50 Degrees North wins 'Norway's Leading Tour Operator 2020' at the World Travel Awards. “We are very pleased with this award following a challenging year for the travel and tourism industry”, said Tietse Stelma, 50 Degrees North’s Norwegian founder and CEO.
50 Degrees North has been named Norway’s Leading Tour Operator 2020 at the 27th World Travel Awards, one of the most recognized awards in the travel industry.
“We are very pleased with this award following a challenging year for the travel and tourism industry”, said Tietse Stelma, 50 Degrees North’s Norwegian founder and CEO. “I would like to thank all of those who have stood behind 50 Degrees North for their dedication and resilience - this award and recognition is for all of you.”
With the company headquarters in Norway and sales offices with passionate Nordic experts in Australia and North America, the company has come a long way in its 10 years of creating authentic and innovative travel experiences above the 50th parallel north.
One of the examples of 50 Degrees North's passion to allow travellers to explore the 'off the beaten track' regions of Norway, is their range of minivan small group tours. The tours have also been motivated by their sense of social responsibility: Introducing travellers to areas, hotels, and service providers outside of the more traditional and extremely busy routes not only tackles the problem of over tourism, but also distributes wealth to more modest local economies. Going forward into 2021, these minivan tours will be more important than ever to revive the small, local Norwegian tourism businesses. Demand for travel destinations that offer nature with plenty of space, security in the form of a safe, efficient health system and stable political situation as well as a destination that takes sustainability seriously will make Norway more attractive than ever for future travellers.
We are honoured and humbled by the global appreciation of our services, and the recent recognition of the World Travel Awards drives us towards setting even higher standards for the Norwegian travel industry at large.