Tag: Spain

La Finca Resort restaurant after renovation

How will La Finca Resort welcome us at the end of the month?

By: 2020. 07. 09.

Probably you have already heard of the 6 million Euro investment of La Finca Resort. In my previous post, I have already highlighted some elements of this project: Thorough development work has been carried out at the resort,…

Ricardo Pascual CEO GolfSpain, Spain

Getting Spain ready for #golfpostcorona.

By: 2020. 07. 01.

During the CV19 pandemic,  we sat down (virtually) with some of the Spanish golf industry representatives and asked them a few questions about the state of the Spanish golf market, how they dealt with the situation, and the…

golf tourists high hopes

Is this how golf tourists’ expectations are changing in 2020?

By: 2020. 01. 06.

I think this is a perfect time to discuss golf tourists' expectations in 2020. So I thought to ask Özlem Pinho (Sales & Marketing Executive, Tee Times Golf Agency) and Telma Santos (Portugal & Spain Golf Holidays Adviser,…

Valderrama PowaKaddy rental fleet at the clubhouse entry

Will a PowaKaddy GPS trolley make you feel better at Valderrama?

By: 2019. 07. 24.

Today we are not surprised to see golfers with rangefinders, smartwatches or even smart trolleys (PowaKaddy GPS trolley fleet at Valderrama). I can see 3 global trends that can underpin/support this phenomenon: Golfers like other consumers are seeking…

Pinal Golf Course golfing holiday destination

TOP16 golfing holiday destination for families in Portugal & Spain

By: 2019. 07. 03.

How many of you have concrete golf holiday plans and ideas for this summer? Are you planning a golfing holiday with the kids or even with grandparents? Yes, with kids! I can ensure you here right at the…

La Manga Club five-star Hotel Principe Felipe

Why should La Manga Club curate guest experience?

By: 2019. 06. 15.

In the last five years, La Manga Club won several accolades. Recently, they won two new titles at the World Travel Awards: Its five-star Hotel Principe Felipe was named ‘Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2019’ for the…

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 –…

La Cala Resort Campo America 17th hole

3 reasons why to return to La Cala Resort in 2019

By: 2019. 02. 21.

The renowned Spanish La Cala Resort near Málaga began in 2018 a major renovation program. The La Cala Resort has got 3 18-hole golf courses: Campo America, Campo Asia, and Campo Europa. Campo America and Campo Asia were…

Golf participation in Europe 2010

By: 2010. 11. 25.

Those who are familiar with the golf industry they know that KPMG prepares from year to year a survey about golf course development and golf participation trends. 2010 is not an exception. ;) Since the last decade of…

WTTC’s world tourism trends in 2009 versus KPMG’s forecast

By: 2009. 08. 27.

After writing my previous post about golf tourism I started to google for fresh data about world tourism and its impact on world economy and the golf industry. This how I found World Travel & Tourism Council findings: The…

Golf accounts for about $11.3 billion of Canada’s gross domestic product

By: 2009. 08. 26.

Recently the Royal Canadian Golf Association conducted a survey about the Canadian golf industry and life by Strategic Networks Group, Inc. These were the key findings: Canadian golf industry generates $11.3 billion in economic activity; Industry employment estimated…