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Published on : Saturday, September 16, 2017
Giles joined IAGTO in 2005 and the 12 years that followed saw IAGTO grow and develop enormously as the global trade organization of the golf tourism industry.
Joining 1Golf Travel, Giles will use his industry contacts and experience to help develop the business in this increasingly competitive golf travel marketplace.
Giles’ prominent role with IAGTO has given him extensive international experience, due to IAGTO’s membership base spanning close to 100 countries. Giles is also an experienced public speaker and presenter, having hosted the IAGTO Awards for the past 8 years, as well as speaking at numerous conventions, tourism roadshows and destination meetings.
“Having spent many years with IAGTO, I was fortunate enough to be at the forefront of the global golf tourism industry, allowing me to work with golf tour operators, golf resorts, hotels and destinations. 1Golf Travel is bringing a unique offering to the golf travel industry, for which I’m pleased to help create, and to be a part of”.
Arne Vigstad, 1Golf CEO said “We are delighted to welcome Giles Greenwood to 1Golf Travel. His wealth of experience and industry knowledge is a key addition to 1Golf Travel in our reorganization of our operation moving forward with new goals.
We view his appointment as a sign of our commitment and ambitions in this industry. Our new innovations and the increasing demand from the market led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our ethos of innovation and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Giles’ caliber to fulfill this role. I’m confident that Giles will play a key role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients.”
Giles will be based at 1Golf’s office in London, alongside Commercial and Operations Director, Jonathan Griffiths.