Costa del Sol is designated the best European golf destination
The International Association of Golf Tour Operators, which pulls the strings of this sector worldwide, has awarded Costa del Sol recognition at the IGTM fair.
One of the most powerful associations in the worldwide golf tourism industry, the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), and the main fair in this sector, the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), has recognized Costa del Sol as the Best European Destination for the practice and enjoyment of this sport. The president of Tourism Costa del Sol, Elias Bendodo, picked up the award which he states, «reaffirms our leadership in the segment nationally and internationally, throughout the year, endorsed with an offer of more than 70 fields, almost the 70% of the existing ones in Andalusia.”
The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) has 2,716 golf tour operators which control more than 87% of golf vacation packages sold throughout the world. Association members invoice more than 2,100 million euros per year at resorts, hotels, golf courses, receptive operators, airlines, tourist offices and business partners in a total of 105 countries. «It is an honor to receive such an important award from the International Association of Golf Tour Operators,” Bendodo said. “The recognition has an important weight in the tourism landscape considering that those responsible for assigning it have been the tour operators themselves, backed by a long professional career and have an important knowledge of the sector and of the competing destinations of Costa del Sol.”
The award was announced during the awards ceremony of a gala dinner with more than 600 congressmen that IAGTO organized within the framework of this fair. While the fair was held in Slovenia, Costa del Sol participated in exhibiting this offer and maintained contacts with the main operators. This event has brought together a total of 1,300 golf travel industry professionals from more than 65 countries, including some 500 tourism providers in the sector, to more than 400 golf tour operators collectively controlling 80% of the global market. In it, the Malaga destination organized ‘La noche con los amigos del Costa del Sol‘ to bring together representatives of the Malaga golf tourism industry who attended the fair and the most important international operators. After making a presentation of the participating companies, they also activated a networking space.
Source: Diario Sur.