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Published on : Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The Da Nang city in Vietnam played host to an international conference on golf tourism which was held by the International Association of Golf Tourism Operators (IAGTO) and the city Department of Tourism on Monday, Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported.
The event, part of activities for the ongoing Asia Golf Tourism Convention 2017 in the central city, presents opportunities for golf tourism firms, golf courses, airlines, hotels and other logistic service providers to connect.
Speakers at the event shared experience in sustainable golf tourism development with the participation of their communities.
According to local authorities, golf tourism in the central region generated US$68 million in 2016. The figure is expected to reach US$186 million in five years.
It was attended by representatives from the Vietnam National Tourism Administration, local authorities, domestic and international enterprises, and associations.
It aims to analyse the impacts of golf tourism on the tourism sector in the central region and in Asia and to study experience in golf tourism from other regional nations while enhancing awareness of golf tourism among Vietnamese people.
The workshop was also set to promote tourism products and draw investment for infrastructure facilities.