Tag: golf tourism

Irish golf tourism has risen by £6 million to £33 million in 2014

By: 2015. 03. 28.

During the 2nd St Patrick’s Golf Day at Goodwood organised by Golf Ireland this month, some interesting findings came to light about the contribution of golf tourism to the Irish economy. The economic impact of golf tourism across Ireland has risen…

New Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

By: 2014. 12. 19.

I don't know how much do you know about the Darren Clarke Golf brand, but it was launched in 2010. Actually it is a golf school. Since the foundation Darren Clarke Golf School (a 2-year full time diploma)…

Preparations at Royal Troon for The Open in 2016

By: 2014. 12. 04.

In Ayrshire and Arran they are ready to walk the extra mile to boost their golf tourism. Ayrshire and Arran has over 40 courses including the Open venues of Royal Troon and Trump Turnberry and the birthplace of the Open,…

Ryder Cup brought success to VisitScotland

By: 2014. 11. 25.

Nowadays, Scotland attracts 220,000 golf visitors every year. 92,000 other visitors play golf whilst on holiday. Scotland's National Tourism Organisation (VisitScotland) and Golfbreaks.com ran recently a promotion campaign between September 2013 and August 2014 to foster golf tourism in Scotland and to exceed the…

The Rise of the Local Voice in Golf Tourism – Part 2.

By: Michael Galosso 2014. 03. 12.

This week Michael Galasso (COO at golfscape.com) continues his previous post on how social technology is influencing on golf tourism: Perhaps it’s the remnants of the bruised trust many feel in institutions post-recession where word-of-mouth now rules, or…

The Rise of the Local Voice in Golf Tourism

By: Michael Galosso 2014. 03. 02.

Last week I mentioned you that Michael Galosso, the Chief Operating Officer at Golfscape.com will share here his thoughts about the latest trend in golf tourism. Social technology is definitely changing the landscape and what think about golf…

Hole in one in Malaysia

By: 2013. 02. 11.

When we read in the Golf's 2020 Vision (by HSBC) report about the rise and importance of Chinese and Indian golf market, we should not neglect such golf markets like the Malaysian one. The Malaysian golf market's value in…

Abu Dhabi is striving for bigger slice from golf tourism

By: 2013. 01. 21.

At the end of last year, in December and October I had already written about the success of Abu Dhabi in golf tourism. Abu Dhabi Golf Club became the Best Course in the Middle East at the coveted Asia Pacific…

Hire golf club for lower costs

By: 2012. 09. 06.

As I am planning my holiday in Barcelona, I am wondering shall I take my golf clubs with me or leave them at home. Golf club rental must be a good business since more and more companies are…

Ireland’s stumbling golf tourism marketing – part 1

By: 2010. 07. 31.

According to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the expected rebound of international tourism (arrivals, receipts, expenditure) is measurable. This recovery started according to UNWTO in Q4 of 2009. However this positive change will be seen mainly in…

Virtual golf course or an added value service?

By: 2010. 02. 13.

Thursday I had a great day. I got involved in an interesting initiative of Business Golf International. As companies and not just golf courses are highly motivated to come up with ideas, solutions that will motivate potential customers…

Nike Golf insists on Tiger Woods

By: 2009. 12. 19.

Nike Golf is one of those very few sponsors of Tiger Woods who did not change their sponsorship cooperation with the golf player. The question rises what makes Nike Golf so loyal to Tiger Woods? Is it still…

UAE’s golf tourism with hopes

By: 2009. 12. 08.

In last couple of weeks everybody was worried about what is going on in Dubai (UAE) since it is well connected to the world business life as the "crown jewel" of the Middle East. As we know economic…

Golf industry’s Superbrands

By: 2009. 10. 04.

I was reading one of Golf Business Development's edition about a non-profit organization called Golf Environment Organisation(GEO). They claim about themselves that they are an international non-profit organization working to integrate the social, environmental and economic benefits of…

WTTC’s world tourism trends in 2009 versus KPMG’s forecast

By: 2009. 08. 27.

After writing my previous post about golf tourism I started to google for fresh data about world tourism and its impact on world economy and the golf industry. This how I found World Travel & Tourism Council findings: The…

Golf accounts for about $11.3 billion of Canada’s gross domestic product

By: 2009. 08. 26.

Recently the Royal Canadian Golf Association conducted a survey about the Canadian golf industry and life by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. These were the key findings: Canadian golf industry generates $11.3 billion in economic activity; Industry employment estimated…

How can we reduce Golf course allergy symptoms and play better?

By: 2009. 08. 14.

One of the reasons I like to play golf is the breathtaking environment. Although it is really nice that we are playing in the most attractive places of our countries, but if you have allergy, then it is…

What can a hosting country gain from an international golf championship?

By: 2009. 08. 13.

I was very excited to read a month ago in the newsletter of the Hungarian Golf Association that Hungary will host the XXVIII. European Senior Golf Championship and Cup between 17-22 August. Senior golf players of 22 European…