Europe’s most successful Ryder Cup captain Tony Jacklin has been handed the Honourary Award at the International Association of Golf Tour Operators Awards, which took place during this week’s International Golf Travel Market in Portugal.
Almost 13,000 representatives from 47 countries visited the Algarve for the most successful IGTM to date.
“IGTM provides an accurate representation of the golf travel industry’s performance and its future prospects,” said Peter Grimster, Exhibition Manager at Reed Travel Exhibitions.
“This year we have seen record numbers of scheduled appointments, and with figures increasing year on year, IGTM continues to be a platform not only to celebrate successes, but to create opportunities for future achievement with the industry.”
Peter Walton, Chief Executive of IAGTO, added: “More than 450 golf tour operators from 59 different countries cast their votes for these prestigious awards, taking into account many important factors, including customer satisfaction, quality of golf courses and accommodation, value for money a support fro the local tourism industry.
“The awards highlight the strength within the golf travel industry – celebrating successes and encouraging destinations across the world to hep their industry grow.”
Golf Destination of the Year:
– Europe – Gran Canaria
– Asia and Australasia – Vietnam
– North America – Monterey Country
– South America and Caribbean – Dominican Republic
– Africa and Middle East – Dubai
Golf Resort of the Year:
– Europe – Terre Blanche Resort, France
– North America – Marriott Sawgrass, Florida
– Rest of the World – Mazagan Resort, Morocco
IAGTO Supplier of the Year:
– Onyria Resorts
IAGTO Honorary Awards:
– Tony Jacklin