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20th edition of IGTM to reach record buyer numbers

Jul 13, 2017

International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) has revealed a notable increase in the number of first-time buyers to pre-register for the 20th edition of the world’s premier global event for the golf tourism industry.

The past two decades has seen IGTM travel to nine different destinations, with the first edition held in Fort Lauderdale in 1998, where it welcomed an impressive 130 exhibitors and 100 buyers from 16 countries.

This year, IGTM will take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, in the South of France, from December 11-14, 2017, and is anticipated to attract up to 420 buyers from across the world – an increase of five per cent from 2016 – as well as more than 550 golf travel suppliers and 100 specialised international media.

Exhibition manager, IGTM, Peter Grimster declared: “We have worked incredibly hard over the past 20 years to ensure we consistently provide the perfect platform for the global golf industry to network and conduct business. Every year we aim to attract new destinations and golf travel businesses to the event, so it is particularly pleasing to see such strong buyer interest, as it will again ensure the 2017 edition of IGTM is another must-attend event.”

Not only has the event recorded 260 pre-registered buyers, but has also allocated more than 80 per cent of its exhibition space, featuring more than 20 new exhibitors from countries including South Africa, Cyprus, Japan, Portugal and Spain, as well as returning destinations such as Dubai, further highlighting the event’s global appeal.

“It is also satisfying to see a number of exhibitors, such as Morocco, Canary Islands, Tuscany and European Tour Properties, all choosing to increase their presence at the show this year, as it further demonstrates the on-going importance of IGTM for the global golf tourism industry,” continued Grimster.“With over 14,500 appointments in 2016, last year was a record-breaking year for IGTM and, with the state-of-the-art venue in Cannes, we fully expect our landmark 20th edition to reach another all-time high.”

(Source, Photo: Copyright by ttgmena)


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