Golf Tourism

Vidago Palace Portugal

40 tips where to play golf in the autumn in Portugal & Spain

By: 2018. 11. 07.

We can all agree on that 2018 was a great year for the Portuguese golf tourism industry: Just like in 2017 Portugal won the World's Best Golf Destination title at the World Golf Awards. I go even further, Portugal…

Carnoustie Golf Links - Scottish Golf Tourism Awards 2018 - team

Carnoustie Golf Links won the Best Golf Course over £100 category

By: 2018. 11. 06.

Not so far away from The 147th Open (was held at Carnoustie Golf Links; winner: Francesco Molinari), I thought to share with you the latest success of Carnoustie Golf Links. Carnoustie Golf Links won for the second time (first time…

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Toscana Resort Castelfalfi: A Masterpiece of sustainable Golf Course Architecture

By: 2018. 10. 25.

With the opening of the 5* TUI Blue Selection Hotel Il Castelfalfi, an important step was done to show why this area of Tuscany in Italy will be more than attractive for golf enthusiasts and other tourists. South…

IGTM 2018 Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

IGTM 2018: Can Slovenia become a true golf destination?

By: 2018. 10. 24.

Many Eastern European countries are asking themselves how could they become a golf tourism destination and to be seen on the global golf tourism map. Last year when I was not able to arrive at the IGTM 2017…

Pinheiros Altos Golf Resort near to the hole Algarve

What is the best time to play golf in the Algarve?

By: 2018. 10. 02.

Some European golf markets have to realize that the golf season is getting to the end. However, there are few countries, among them Portugal and its Algarve region where we can still enjoy the sun and superb golf…

Greenfee365 tee time market

Where the European tee time market is heading to?

By: 2018. 10. 01.

First of all, everybody is online today, even the local agencies are online and the tee time market in Europe and in many other parts of the world is bubbling. Golf Clubs experience tremendous growth in their own…

The Els Club Malaysia mobile first approach and the Rainforest Course 7th hole

What does “mobile first” approach mean at the Els Club Malaysia?

By: 2018. 09. 18.

Back in 2010, on the Mobile World Congress in 2010, Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google said that designers should follow the “mobile first” rule/approach in product development. The "mobile first" means that our products & services (E.g. mobile application)…

Golf travel agency loyalty programs

Do golf travel agencies reward customer loyalty?

By: 2018. 09. 17.

The golf travel agencies are in a really challenging situation when golf tourists can switch easily from one distribution channel to another. In short, people have many booking options at their fingertips. Customer loyalty is not a simple…

Lee Westwood and Your Golf Travel

Your Golf Travel & the importance of added value services

By: 2018. 09. 04.

I am so happy that Your Golf Travel came to the same conclusion as I did last July. In that post, I highlighted the Portuguese Tee Times Golf Agency's 'unlimited golf concept' as a great offer. The reason why…

Education City Golf Club and the 4th hole

What will bring the new Education City Golf Club to Qatar?

By: 2018. 08. 28.

Probably you remember that in 2015 I reported about the construction of the development of the Qatar International Golf Club (now it is called Education City Golf Club) in the heart of Doha. The project comprises an 18-hole championship golf course,…

Cristobal Guerrero Managing Director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club

Insider: Where is Las Colinas Golf & Country Club heading to?

By: 2018. 08. 27.

Since I read the article in the Financial Times last year about golf resort living and golf tourism, I was really curious to know the opinion of Cristobal Guerrero, the managing director of Las Colinas Golf & Country Club.…

Golf Business Forum 2018_Melbourne Park networking moments

Golf Business Forum 2018 is in the spotlight in Australia

By: 2018. 08. 24.

I met with Andrew Davies (Director @ Golf Business Forum, Australia) at the Annual Conference of EGCOA in 2016. He talked with great enthusiasm about their conference project. It was their first event. For this conference, they were…

Oceanico Pinhal 13th Portugal golf tourism destination

The great success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry

By: 2018. 08. 20.

I have already heard many promising great news about the latest success of the Portuguese golf tourism industry, but I wanted to hear from first hand about the details. This is why I asked Carlos Ferreira, the Founder…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

Hoiana Shores Golf Club: part of a US$4 billion mega-resort

By: 2018. 07. 26.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) began on 2 August 2016 when the Suncity Group received all of the official approvals. It is part of a US$4 billion mega-resort.…

Unlimited golf package concept and golf holiday

Golf holiday: Who can resist to the unlimited golf concept?

By: 2018. 07. 18.

Recently, I was surprised to discover an interesting golf holiday package offer, the 'unlimited golf concept' at Tee Times Golf Agency, a leading Portuguese golf travel agency. I know you can find something similar in the Marriott Experiences…

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The 2018 Ryder Cup … a golf development factor in France

By: Olivier Denis-Massé, CMO, French Golf Federation 2018. 07. 16.

When the French Golf Federation submitted a bid to host the 2018 Ryder Cup, ambitions were strong for French golf! More courses, more golfers, more champions, and moreover bring golf into the heart of the French population, as…

Pacific Links International expansion in 2018

What will 2018 bring to Pacific Links International?

By: 2018. 06. 28.

I think my American and Australian readers will be much more familiar with Pacific Links International, the world’s premier golf network. The reason why I thought to highlight Pacific Links International to you is that the number of Pacific Links…

Troon International Trophy at Abu Dhabi Golf Club

Where will be the first Troon International Trophy?

By: 2018. 06. 22.

Troon International has announced to launch of the first-ever Troon International Trophy, to be held at the world-renowned Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs (Gary Player-designed) from the 22nd – 24th October 2018. What makes it unique is that…

golf travel agencies before major changes

How can golf travel agencies remain relevant in 2018?

By: 2018. 06. 13.

In a previous post, I have already started to hint and recommend to golf travel agencies that golf travelers are looking for “experiences”.  As part of the customer experience innovation and development, I recommended a high level of…

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TOP 10 tee times booking solutions for Spain and Portugal

By: 2018. 05. 23.

The golf tourism in the Algarve generated 500 million euros in 2017 and generated 16,800 jobs (source: Algarve Tourism Association). This is why I thought to figure out what are the TOP 10 tee times booking solutions for Spain…