Application for
Scandinavian Outdoor Award TRAVEL
Warm welcome to apply for
Scandinavian Outdoor Award TRAVEL 2020!

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The application for one of the categories for SOA TRAVEL 2020 is very easy.

Please use the link below to enter the form. Fill in your information as detailed as you can and send us some high-res destination and/or outdoor pictures. Your information below (and any attachments) will be used for the jury as well as for abbreviated versions for www and print.

The registration fee is 500 € for destinations (DMO, DMC, projects, authorities), 250 € for companies (supplier, safari, accommodation etc.) and will be invoiced after registration. Special Early Bird offer: If you apply for the award until November 15th, you will get a 20% discount. So the early bird price is 400€ for destinations and 200€ for companies.

Note that in addition to destinations also single tourism companies can apply (see the different categories below).

  • 15 November 2019: Early Bird registration deadline (-20%)
  • 19 January 2020: Registration deadline
  • 2 March 2020: Presentation of all nominees at
  • 3 March 2020: Jury meeting in Berlin, presentations of all nominees
  • 5 March 2020: Award Ceremony with Media Networking Happy Hour at ITB in Berlin

Categories SOA TRAVEL 2020 & Special Benefits for Award Winners
  1. Best Outdoor Destination - Special Benefit: Place as Exhibitor at the Scandinavian Media Day 2020
  2. Best Sustainability Concept - Special Benefit: Status Quo analysis with TourCert Cockpit software, followed by consulting by a sustainability expert.
  3. Best Outdoor Entrepreneur - Special Benefit: ITB 2021 Participation at the NordicMarketing stand
  4. Best Outdoor Product for Individuals - Special Benefit: Exclusive NordicMarketing Newsletter
  5. Best Outdoor Inspiration - Special Benefit: Facebook media campaign by NordicMarketing
  6. Best Outdoor Event - Special Benefit: Press release by MANDEL
  7. Best Development - Special Benefit: Press release by MANDEL
  8. Best Accommodation - Special Benefit: Exclusive NordicMarketing Newsletter
  9. Best Transportation - Special Benefit: Exclusive NordicMarketing Newsletter

Rule: One destination/company can apply for 1 category. Please consider carefully which category is best for you.
Application 2020
You are one of the leading tourism destinations in Northern Europe?
You are a destination management company or organization from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden?
Your destination OR company is offering outdoor activities, outdoor adventures, outdoor experiences, outdoor services and/or outdoor concepts?
You are engaged in eco tourism and responsible travel?

Then welcome to apply for this year's SOA TRAVEL (deadline is 19th January 2020):

Picture: Jaakko Posti/Visit Finland