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Nicholas Filippidis is the Director of Product Development for Celestyal Cruises in North America, part of the award winning global travel & tourism corporation, The Louis Group.  In his role, a post he has help over the past 12 years, he is responsible for directing the company’s initiatives towards the North American market in the areas of Business Development, Sales, and Marketing.  A time-honored travel industry professional, Mr. Filippidis has more than 39 years of specialization in travel throughout the Mediterranean and in the Cruise industry as a whole.  Over his career he has served in key management roles for organizations including: The Greek Government Tourist Organization, Sun Line Cruises & Royal Olympia Cruises.  Born in Greece with roots throughout the country, Mr. Filippidis’ extensive insight into Greece, the Greek Islands and the surrounding regions is unparalleled and further serves to achieve the objectives of Celestyal Cruises in their offering of “The Real Greek Experience” via the company’s unique cruise programs to popular as well as off-the-beaten path destinations, themed cruises, outstanding shore excursions, and exclusive food, wine, and cultural offerings that provide travelers with authentically rich experiences in each place visited.  Mr. Filippidis is based in South Florida where he resides with his lovely wife; he is also a proud father of 4 children and 3 grandchildren with one more to join the family soon. Go to www.celestyalcrusies.com