Global Travel Industry Executives Celebrate IGTM Sucess

Published on : Tuesday, November 19, 2013

IGTM-17Sep13For the first time, and as the result of IAGTO’s partnership with the Golf Environment Organization (GEO), the IAGTO Awards featured a new ‘sustainability’ element, recognising golf clubs and resorts that have shown a commitment to developing a sustainable business, whilst delivering practical results. The gleaming ceremony, sponsored by Etihad Airways, celebrated the golf industry’s best-performing destinations, including The Algarve, Thailand, Florida, South Africa, Dubai and Costa Rica. It also recognised South African Tour star, Ernie Els, with an honorary award for his services to the game.


The 14TH ANNUAL IAGTO AWARDS CEREMONY, marking the conclusion of the INTERNATIONAL GOLF TRAVEL MARKET (IGTM) 2013, in Costa Daurada, Catalonia, Spain, has honoured a host of destinations and resorts from around the world.


The IAGTO Awards took place on the final night of the International Golf Travel Market, the golf tourism industry’s annual global trade show.


This year’s IGTM, one of the most thriving ever, saw almost 1,200 delegates from 60 countries visit the Costa Daurada region from November 11-14, 2013.


The overall environment winner in the IAGTO/GEO Sustainability Awards was Ritz Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Florida, USA, with category awards going to Lumine Golf Club, Costa Daurada, Spain, Westin La Paloma Country Club, Arizona, USA and The Tryall Club, Jamaica.


Exhibition Manager at Reed Travel Exhibitions, PETER GRIMSTER, said, _“__The IAGTO Awards ensure IGTM finishes on a high. IGTM always acts as an accurate barometer for the health of the global golf travel market and it gives travel industry executives the opportunity to network with representatives from developed, emerging and new golf destinations, creating valuable business relationships.”_

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