Vilamoura to host the International Golf Travel Market in 2012

Vilamoura to host the International Golf Travel Market in 2012

The announcement was made by the organization, in charge of the Reed Travel Exhibitions in Belek, Turkey, where the event took place this year until yesterday, Thursday, bringing together the ‘suppliers’, ‘buyers’ and travel trade media.

“The excellent infrastructure of the region, with 250 km2 devoted to golf and a luxury hotel supply, led to the consecration of the Algarve as host of this prestigious event,” says the ATA.

According to the organization’s director, Peter Grimster, “Portugal has been at the heart of the golf tourism industry during the last three decades and knew how to consolidate itself as one of Europe’s top destinations.”

About the election of the Algarve to host the event in 2012, Peter Grimster further stated that “the quality of golf courses and ‘resorts’ are exceptional.” “We will have all the necessary logistics to organize a truly amazing event,” he predicted. The president of the Algarve Tourism Association (ATA), António Pina, “to host the IGTM is a pride for Portugal and the Algarve.”

“This event provides a unique opportunity for the region to promote golf as a destination of excellence and mark its position as the scene of major international events,” stressed the head.

Regarded internationally as one of the most prestigious golf destinations in the world, the district receives about 300 thousand golfers annually, attracted by its wide range of excellent fields.