23 entries: Vietnam

Vietnam Peter Walton IAGTO

What should Danang improve to become Vietnam’s Algarve?

By: 2017. 03. 09.

The 6th annual IAGTO Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC), will take place in Danang, Vietnam, from 7-13 May this year, will be Asia’s largest-ever golf tourism event. The event will be held at the Furama Resort Danang and…

How is Vietnam’s role growing on the Asian Tour?

By: 2016. 06. 17.

The Asian Tour today unveiled a new flagship event, the Ho Tram Players Championship, which will take place 13 – 16 April 2017 at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip (6,855 yards, Par 71; design: Greg Norman) . The US $1.2 million…

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How do golf clubs respond commercially to coronavirus? – Part 3.

By: 2020. 04. 13.

New week, new ideas about how to manage coronavirus crises in our golf clubs. Probably in the next part of this article series I will be able to share with you best practices from Vietnam too. Just as…

Hambantoto, Sri Lanka edible golf courses

Is it time to think about edible golf courses?

By: Paul Jansen - Jansen Golf Design 2020. 01. 14.

Golf courses - big and small - cover a substantial amount of land. In fact, most of our modern 18 hole golf courses are routed over as much as 75ha / 185acres of land and often much more.…

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What was I the proudest of in 2019?

By: 2019. 12. 30.

I am very happy that I could make 2019 a very eventful year as well. Let's take a look at the achievements and results. For my advertiser partners, it is really promising that Golf Business Monitor's traffic grew…

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Who are the winners of the 20th annual IAGTO Awards?

By: 2019. 10. 21.

The 20th annual IAGTO Awards has just ended. It is time, to sum up, the winners and the possible future golf tourism trends. This year's votes were polled from IAGTO's 700+ golf tour operators in 63 countries. To…

Ben Styles VP Golf at Hoiana Shores Golf Club Hoiana Integrated Resort

Here is how Hoiana Shores Golf Club preparing for the opening

By: 2019. 10. 02.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) really arouse my curiosity. This is why I thought to ask Ben Styles (Vice President of Golf at Hoiana Shores…

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What will impress us at the Hoiana Shores Golf Club?

By: 2019. 09. 04.

The opening of the Vietnamese, US$4 billion mega-resort Hoiana Shores Golf Club is almost here. The Hoiana Shores Golf Club will welcome golfers from 23 September, pending a grand opening in early 2020. The pins will instead be…

The Shack Bar at Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal: gastronomy experience

Where to find the best gastronomy & golf offers in Portugal?

By: 2019. 06. 03.

When we are on a golf holiday, we want to pamper ourselves. This does not stop at where we are going to play golf or the quality of the golf resort’s hotel. I am almost 100% sure that…

Faldo Signature Design Laguna Golf Lăng Cô plays host to the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final

What is the value of Faldo Signature Design Status?

By: 2019. 05. 16.

This morning I had to realize that Faldo Design provides two design brand options: Faldo Design,Sir Nick Faldo Signature. What I liked in the Sir Nick Faldo Signature offer is that it provides a Golf Environment Organization (GEO)…

Cape Wickham Golf Links has selected Troon

Troon International adds Cape Wickham Golf Links

By: 2018. 11. 22.

Just one year after Cape Wickham Golf Links has been sold for almost $16 million to Ekaterina Kolmakova, a Vietnam-based investor here is another major change. Troon International has been selected to manage the Australian Cape Wickham Golf Links.…

Hoiana Shores Golf Club designed by Robert Trent Jones II.

Hoiana Shores Golf Club: part of a US$4 billion mega-resort

By: 2018. 07. 26.

The story Hoiana Shores Golf Club (Quang Nam Province, Vietnam; cca. 40 kilometers from the Da Nang Airport) began on 2 August 2016 when the Suncity Group received all of the official approvals. It is part of a US$4 billion mega-resort.…

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How could GolfinDubai.com be more effective?

By: 2017. 05. 10.

At the beginning of this week, Dubai unveiled at the Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) in Danang, Vietnam, a new website the GolfinDubai.com to enhance awareness of the world-leading, premium golf destination. The new website is covering in one place…

Global Golf Advisors Paul Hinton

Global Golf Advisors is growing in the Asia-Pacific region

By: 2017. 04. 11.

A real private golf club veteran is joining the new office of Global Golf Advisors in Sydney to serve the firm’s clients across the Asia-Pacific region. The former general manager of Royal Sydney Golf Club, Paul Hinton was appointed to…

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What is the competitive edge of the new golf course at Desaru Coast?

By: 2017. 03. 31.

Usually, I get excited when I hear about an opening of a new golf course somewhere around the world. This happened also today when I heard that the Ernie Els and Vijay Singh designed The Els Club Desaru Coast –…

Can Golf Tourism England maximize the state support?

By: 2016. 09. 01.

The UK government, in collaboration with Visit England, has unveiled a series of strategic investments, designed to grow the British tourism economy. Golf Tourism England was one of a number of successful applicants. The Discover England Fund, which sets…

How can Lee Westwood inspire the next generation?

By: 2016. 05. 09.

#Bags4Birdies, a new initiative has started at the end of March by UPS and PING to help and foster junior golfers' development. The face of the campaign will be one of the two UPS golf ambassadors Lee Westwood or…

Why is ‘bleisure’ missing from the golf travel industry?

By: Mark Siegel 2016. 02. 08.

Recently, I made an interview with Mark Siegel, the owner of Golfasian that I would like to share with you. Today, Golfasian is the largest dedicated Asian golf tour company. In 2014, Golfasian handled 147,880 golf tourists, who played 74,382 rounds.…

Who are the TOP 10 winners of IGTM 2015?

By: 2015. 10. 13.

The International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) 2015, that was held in Tenerife between 5-8 October has ended last week. So I thought to share with you the list of TOP 10 winners : Michael Campbell, one of New Zealand’s most…

International Golf Travel Market 2015 will focus on emerging markets

By: 2015. 07. 13.

International Golf Travel Market 2015 (IGTM is a leading golf travel trade show for golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media) is set to provide a showcase for emerging golf tourism markets, as first time exhibitors are announced from Eastern…