Published on : Thursday, July 1, 2021
Reed Exhibitions recently confirmed that International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) will return as a live event later this year. The show will be the first international face-to-face meeting of the golf travel industry for the past two years.
Scheduled to take place from October 18-21 at Celtic Manor in Wales, it is also the first time the event has been held in the UK. Designed to kickstart the business opportunities for this leisure sector post Covid-19, golf tourism is poised to grow by $5.36 billion from 2020-2024.
There are already more than 135 tour operators, travel agents, concierge companies and event planners confirmed from 28 countries including Golfbreaks (UK), Leadingcourses.com (Netherlands) and Women on Fairways (US), with numbers increasing every day.
They will meet with similar numbers of the world’s top golf courses, resorts, hotels, tourist boards and destination management companies – and delighted to announce the latest confirmed exhibitor is the PGA with ten of its partner properties will be participating too. Exhibitors, buyers, and media will join forces for four days of pre-scheduled appointments, networking, and the IGTM annual golf tournament.
David Todd, Event Manager, IGTM said in a statement that they are delighted to announce the return of IGTM that so many businesses rely on at such a crucial time to help support the bounce back of the golf tourism. He mentioned that they have been working closely with venue partner, the ICC Wales to ensure a safe live event and are looking forward to welcoming the community once again. He said that the industry is a real revenue generator for golf facilities and hosts millions of leisure travellers worldwide and is looking forward to connecting everyone again.