Tag: golf tourism

Surfing in Portugal golf escape

How to have an all in one golf escape in Portugal?

By: 2019. 11. 01.

How many of you are dreaming about to have a hole in one? Or about an all in one golf escape or golf holiday? I can see many indications that even golf tourists want to have an active…

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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…

Der Öschberghof hotel clubhouse with view of the golf course

Why will Öschberghof put a spell on you too?

By: 2019. 09. 26.

The impressions and memories are still fresh to give you a proper review on the 5-star superior resort Der Öschberghof. Claus Feldt (Management consultant: golf & sport, Der Öschberghof) invited me to their FAM trip. This is how…

Golf Business Monitor's 10th Anniversary

Golf Business Monitor’s 10th anniversary

By: 2019. 08. 13.

I am super excited today, as I arrived at a major milestone with Golf Business Monitor, the world #1 B2B golf business blog (+ golf club marketing consultancy). 10 years ago on 13th August 2009, I launched my…

golf trip tips for Italy

10 tips for your first golf trip in Italy

By: 2019. 08. 01.

I know that every golf trip can have unintentionally pitfalls. Therefore, I would like to share with you my tips on how to have a meaningful golf trip in Italy, especially if it will be the first one…

Golf Della Montecchia golf course female golfers

Top golf destinations in Italy for female golfers

By: 2019. 06. 03.

‘Women multiplier effect’ Forbes says if the consumer economy had a sex, it would be female. Women drive 70-80% of all consumer purchasing, through a combination of their buying power and influence. In 2017, they estimated that the “female economy” was…

NAU-Morgado Golf Resort-Hotel

Why do many happy golfers return to Morgado Golf Resort?

By: 2019. 04. 08.

When we hear the word Algarve, many great golf holiday memories and fabulous golf resorts (e.g. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club; Amendoeira Golf Resort, Vilamoura Dom Pedro Golf Collection, etc.) and golf courses are coming to our…

Cannot skip Portugal golf tourism

The surprising growth of Portuguese & Spanish golf tourism

By: 2019. 03. 06.

My Portuguese friend, Carlos Ferreira (owner of Tee Times Golf Agency) wrote me a few weeks ago about an almost 30% growth in the number of played rounds among his clients between the periods of November 2017 –…

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The relevance & potentials of golf travel agencies in 2019

By: 2019. 02. 05.

We might have the impression that in the age of social media and smartphones golf travel agencies’ role will diminish in golf holiday package sales and golf destination promotion. However, who had been to the latest IGTM event…

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Italy the untold golf tourism destination…

By: 2019. 02. 03.

At the latest IGTM in Ljubljana, Slovenia I tried to discover the less popular golf destinations among them Italy. I found only 25 companies representing Italy, including DMCs, golf resorts, golf travel agencies, and hotels. All this while…

Irish golf tourism has risen by £6 million to £33 million in 2014

By: 2015. 03. 28.

During the 2nd St Patrick’s Golf Day at Goodwood organised by Golf Ireland this month, some interesting findings came to light about the contribution of golf tourism to the Irish economy. The economic impact of golf tourism across Ireland has risen…

New Darren Clarke Centre of Excellence at Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

By: 2014. 12. 19.

I don't know how much do you know about the Darren Clarke Golf brand, but it was launched in 2010. Actually it is a golf school. Since the foundation Darren Clarke Golf School (a 2-year full time diploma)…

Preparations at Royal Troon for The Open in 2016

By: 2014. 12. 04.

In Ayrshire and Arran they are ready to walk the extra mile to boost their golf tourism. Ayrshire and Arran has over 40 courses including the Open venues of Royal Troon and Trump Turnberry and the birthplace of the Open,…

Ryder Cup brought success to VisitScotland

By: 2014. 11. 25.

Nowadays, Scotland attracts 220,000 golf visitors every year. 92,000 other visitors play golf whilst on holiday. Scotland's National Tourism Organisation (VisitScotland) and Golfbreaks.com ran recently a promotion campaign between September 2013 and August 2014 to foster golf tourism in Scotland and to exceed the…

The Rise of the Local Voice in Golf Tourism – Part 2.

By: Michael Galosso 2014. 03. 12.

This week Michael Galasso (COO at golfscape.com) continues his previous post on how social technology is influencing on golf tourism: Perhaps it’s the remnants of the bruised trust many feel in institutions post-recession where word-of-mouth now rules, or…

The Rise of the Local Voice in Golf Tourism

By: Michael Galosso 2014. 03. 02.

Last week I mentioned you that Michael Galosso, the Chief Operating Officer at Golfscape.com will share here his thoughts about the latest trend in golf tourism. Social technology is definitely changing the landscape and what think about golf…

Hole in one in Malaysia

By: 2013. 02. 11.

When we read in the Golf's 2020 Vision (by HSBC) report about the rise and importance of Chinese and Indian golf market, we should not neglect such golf markets like the Malaysian one. The Malaysian golf market's value in…

Abu Dhabi is striving for bigger slice from golf tourism

By: 2013. 01. 21.

At the end of last year, in December and October I had already written about the success of Abu Dhabi in golf tourism. Abu Dhabi Golf Club became the Best Course in the Middle East at the coveted Asia Pacific…

Hire golf club for lower costs

By: 2012. 09. 06.

As I am planning my holiday in Barcelona, I am wondering shall I take my golf clubs with me or leave them at home. Golf club rental must be a good business since more and more companies are…

Ireland’s stumbling golf tourism marketing – part 1

By: 2010. 07. 31.

According to United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) the expected rebound of international tourism (arrivals, receipts, expenditure) is measurable. This recovery started according to UNWTO in Q4 of 2009. However this positive change will be seen mainly in…