Published on : Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Oregon will be displaying its diverse range of golf products to the world at the 10th annual North America Golf Tourism Convention, which takes place in the heart of America’s Beaver State, from June 24-27 at Sunriver Resort.
Golf tour operator delegates from 29 countries will be coming to the Bend area, which is known for its golf-friendly climate with more than 300 sunny days a year. The event is fully-booked, and is being organized by global golf tourism organization IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators).
The impact of NAC 2018 will be felt state-wide, with the vast majority of attending tour operators participating in a series of familiarization tours before and after the convention for experiencing top golf courses throughout Oregon.
In the course of the three-day event, the tour operators will have meetings with golf clubs, golf resorts and hotels, as well as tourist boards, regional destinations, receptive tour operators and ancillary service providers. This year, 10% of the US suppliers will be attending for the first time, including Oregon representatives from Tualatin Valley, Running Y Ranch, Silvies Valley Ranch and Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club.
Besides the large US contingent, suppliers will also be attending from Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Panama, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica.
Lisa Itel, the Director of Global Strategic Partnerships for Travel Oregon, is excited about the positive impact that the upcoming event will have for golf tourism in the state.