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Asia Golf Tourism Convention 2017 set for Da Nang

Released at: 14:22, 03/05/2017

Asia Golf Tourism Convention 2017 set for Da Nang

Photo: International Association of Golf Tour Operators

Conferences and fact-finding trips part of AGTC 2017, held in Da Nang from May 7 to 13 by International Association of Golf Tour Operators.

by Le Diem

The Asia Golf Tourism Convention 2017 (AGTC 2017) will take place at Furama Resort Danang in the central city of Da Nang from May 7 to 13, organized by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO).

The convention is expected to attract 650 delegates from 36 countries and territories, including golf tour operators, tourism enterprises, and hotels. Mr. Peter Walton, Chief Executive of IAGTO, said that AGTC 2017 is an opportunity to promote high quality tourism to Da Nang and help local enterprises with networking and seeking cooperation with international partners.

Various activities will be held within the framework of AGTC 2017, such as a three-day conference on golf tourism, an international conference on golf tourism in Da Nang, and fact-finding trips to golf courses and destinations in the city and nearby Hoi An ancient town. 

A Golf Awards Ceremony will be held, to honor countries and regions with outstanding achievements in golf development, as voted by IAGTO members, including travel agencies and professional golf operators from 60 different countries.

According to figures from IAGTO, the golf industry, with about 56 million golfers around the world, has been ranked the third-largest driving force for tourism movement in Asia. There are 169 golf travel companies that are members of IAGTO that wish to expand in Vietnam. Expenditure on golf tourism is estimated to be higher than for other types of tourism, according to IAGTO.

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