International Golf Travel Market Hosts First Golf Travel Meeting in Wales
RX (Reed Exhibits), the organizer of IGTM (international golf travel market) successfully hosted the golf industry’s first international face-to-face meeting for the first time in two years.
It was also the first time that the usual annual meeting had taken place in the UK, home to 5.2 million golfers, a 68% increase from 2019 to 2020.
The event took place at the 2010 Ryder Cup venue and at ICC Wales headquarters, The Celtic Manor Resort.
About 200 tour operators, concierge companies and travel agents attended, and they came from over 30 countries.
Companies such as Golfbreaks (United Kingdom), Leadingcourses.com (Netherlands) and Women on the aisles (United States) were present at the meeting.
In addition, several of the world’s leading golf courses, resorts, hotels, tourist boards and DMCs represented countries such as Wales, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, France, Italy, Portugal, l ‘Spain and Qatar.
The three-day event, dedicated to creating new opportunities for business, saw more than 7,000 meetings held, which will kick off the industry into 2022 and beyond.
This sector is valued at $ 41.04 billion from 2021 to 2025 and golfers participated in networking events which included the official IGTM golf tournament at Celtic Manor’s Twenty Ten, Royal Porthcawl, The Vale and St. Pierre Marriott Hotel. & Country Club.
These efforts have allowed participants to play on some of the best courses, including the famous 2010 Ryder Cup course, Twenty Ten.
Celtic Manor Resort and Managing Director of ICC Wales, Ian edwards, noted: âIt was a sight to behold to see the ICC Wales exhibition hall busy again with exhibitors and delegates.
He added: “Not only is this the first time the UK has hosted this prestigious global event, but the IGTM is also one of the first international events of any kind to return to the UK since the lifting of the restrictions. “
A press release was issued from David Todd, IGTM Event Manager, revealing the 2022 location for the next destination.
âWe are delighted that this event is moving to Italy next year, which also hosts the 2023 Ryder Cup, on the Marco Simone Championship course. “
He concluded: âIGTM will be following this event from October 17-20, and we will be based in Rome, with details of the IGTM golf tournament and event schedule being released over the next few months.
Valentina corrada, who represented the host of IGTM 2022, said: âThe IGTM will be a milestone on the road to the Ryder Cup 2023, when the whole world watches Lazio and Rome for the most important golf event of the calendar.
“We look forward to showcasing all that our destination has to offer to IGTM attendees next year,” Corrada concluded.