Golf Tourism

IGTM - golf destination challenges in 2018

How should golf destinations get prepared for 2018?

By: 2017. 09. 15.

This post could have been only about the coming IGTM event that will be held on 11-14 December, in Cannes, France, but I think we should focus more on the global travel forecasts and hospitality trends (e.g. smart…

Bom Sucesso golf tourism outside Algarve

How to show golf tourism opportunities outside the Algarve?

By: 2017. 09. 11.

I am almost completely sure, that when someone asks you about golf in Portugal, you will answer as a flash the Algarve. This is not a big surprise, 45.1% of golf courses supply in Portugal is concentrated in the Algarve.…

Portugal golf industry and trends

Success story of golf in Portugal and future trends

By: Jose Villa Cardoso 2017. 08. 31.

Portugal is one of the top golf destinations in the world. Most of the golf courses are located in Algarve, in Southern Portugal, but there is a significant number of amazing golf courses in all continental areas, including…

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TOP 10 golf travel blogs to consider

By: 2017. 08. 25.

As we all know that people will be influenced by many things during their customer journey before they arrive (if they arrive at all) to our golf resort/club or to the golf resort's website. We also know that 90% of the consumers…

PGA Catalunya Resort - Celler Mas Hereu_vine planting

How could PGA Catalunya Resort utilize wine tourism trends?

By: 2017. 08. 11.

Did you hear that PGA Catalunya Resort will have a new, on-site vineyard? The Celler Mas Hereu, will eventually see the European Tour Destination produce its own wine. The idea of combining wine and golf is not totally a new…

Abu Dhabi Golf Club

What are the new golf destination promotion techniques in 2017?

By: 2017. 08. 09.

Troon International has recently sealed a partnership with leading golf tour operators Golfbreaks.com, Your Golf Travel and golf.extra, to increase visibility and encourage more golfers than ever to venues within its world-class golf course portfolio. Properties in the…

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Who will be the 1st guest of the reopened Lumine Beach Club?

By: 2017. 07. 17.

The Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Club has just reopened its Beach Club for 2017. The Beach Club, which features a unique series of tiered pools that overlook the Mediterranean Sea, offers visitors the perfect place to relax and unwind…

3. Le Touquet Golf Resort_Patrice Boissonnas

Harry Colt’s La Mer shines again in his old splendour

By: 2017. 06. 29.

It always makes me happy to share the news of a renovated, famous golf course. Most recently, the Harry Colt designed La Mer Course at Le Touquet Golf Resort (Normandy, France) gained back almost completely its old splendor.…

How could Dom Pedro Golf attract more golfers to Algarve?

By: 2017. 06. 28.

The Dom Pedro Group, one of the world’s most renowned hospitality brands, has introduced a newly formed division, the Dom Pedro Golf. All this happened after the acquisition of Vilamoura’s five best-loved courses (Oceânico Group was the previous owner…

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Insider: Iberian online tee time sales trends in 2017

By: Carlos Ferreira 2017. 06. 27.

I have just had an interesting conversation with Carlos Ferreira, the CEO of Tee Times Golf Holidays Agency. During our talk, I was interested in his insights about the Iberian tee time sales trends. I hope you will…

The Championship Faldo Course at Amendoeira Golf Resort

What kind of social proof does the Amendoeira Golf Resort need?

By: 2017. 06. 08.

Actually, this post could have been solely about Amendoeira Golf Resort's Faldo course and Christy O’Connor Jnr course nominations for the title of ‘Portugal’s Best Golf Course’ in 2017 (+‘Portugal’s Best Golf Hotel’) at the World Golf Awards. However,…

Las Colinas 8th hole

Where is the coverage for the #ThisGirlGolfs campaign??

By: 2017. 05. 18.

Las Colinas Golf & Country Club has recently partnered with Lady Golfer magazine to support their #ThisGirlGolfs campaign (launched in 2015; a collaboration between England Golf, The Scottish Golf Union, the PGA and National Club Golfer) and offer…

Will Jebel Sifah be able to boost tourism for Oman?

By: 2017. 05. 12.

Troon has been selected to provide golf course management services to the new golf course at Jebel Sifah (designed by Peter Harradine), a 6.2 million sqm beachfront development located on the outskirts of Muscat, Oman. Actually, it takes 1h 18 minutes…

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How could GolfinDubai.com be more effective?

By: 2017. 05. 10.

At the beginning of this week, Dubai unveiled at the Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) in Danang, Vietnam, a new website the GolfinDubai.com to enhance awareness of the world-leading, premium golf destination. The new website is covering in one place…

Parisian golf courses - Golf National

Why aren’t Parisian golf courses in our consideration set?

By: 2017. 05. 09.

Early this year, I have already highlighted why golf tourism is getting more important for France. Recently, the Paris Region Tourist Board has published a report that found a 4.7% decrease in the number of tourist visits (vs.…

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What could make an amateur golf tournament attractive?

By: 2017. 05. 08.

It seems like that the concept of #TheOven17 is viable and working well. It is an amateur multi-day golf tournament founded in the US in 2014. This year it will be held between July 20-23. This is why…

Scotland golf life

Golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland

By: 2017. 04. 20.

VisitScotland and Scottish Enterprise has just revealed their latest study about the contribution of the golf tourism industry to the Scottish economy. The study found that golf tourism is now worth £286 million to Scotland on an annual basis…

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Hotel Camiral joins The Leading Hotels of the World

By: 2017. 04. 18.

Do you remember when I wrote about the opening of PGA Catalunya Resort's new 5-star hotel the  Hotel Camiral? This time I can tell you that Hotel Camiral has been accepted as the latest member of The Leading Hotels of…

Desaru Coast_ValleyCourse

What is the competitive edge of the new golf course at Desaru Coast?

By: 2017. 03. 31.

Usually, I get excited when I hear about an opening of a new golf course somewhere around the world. This happened also today when I heard that the Ernie Els and Vijay Singh designed The Els Club Desaru Coast –…

Vietnam Peter Walton IAGTO

What should Danang improve to become Vietnam’s Algarve?

By: 2017. 03. 09.

The 6th annual IAGTO Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC), will take place in Danang, Vietnam, from 7-13 May this year, will be Asia’s largest-ever golf tourism event. The event will be held at the Furama Resort Danang and…