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Hilton Vilamoura launches classic golf tournament

Hot on the back of winning “Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort” at the 2010 World Travel Awards, Hilton Vilamoura is boosting its Sport Tourism credentials yet further with the announcment that it will host the inaugural Hilton Vilamoura Golf Classic.

The tournament, which takes place 14-17 January 2011, will include two days of golf in two of the finest golf courses in the Algarve – the Oceânico Pinhal Golf Course and the famous Oceânico Old Course, considered by many the best golf course in the Algarve. It also includes a full entertainment programme.

A golfing paradise

Hilton Vilamoura is a golfer’s dream – a place perfectly nestled amidst finest world class and championship golf courses in Europe where you can count on impeccable, modern golfing services.

(World-class golf at Oceanico Pinhal)

A set numbers of rooms have been reserved for the participants in the Hilton Vilamoura Golf Classic, and the golf and three-night stay, including the famous Hilton Breakfast, is priced at only 355€.

Sport Tourism links

Hilton Vilamoura is also forging its sporting credentials by being a partner of World Sport Destination Expo (WSDE), the only global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the $600 million Sport Tourism industry.

WSDE was successfully launched in July this year alongside the final week of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The key buyers, influencers and media met face to face with the destinations leading the field in this dynamic sector and forging the future of sport tourism.

This proven track record has resulted in the next edition of WSDE taking place Bangkok 27-30 September 2011.

(Thandiwe January-Mclean, Chief Executive, South Africa Tourism, opens the inaugural WSDE in Joburg during the final week of FIFA 2010)

WSDE Research has revealed that the travel industry’s fastest growing sector will post record profits and contribute an astonishing 14 percent of overall travel and tourism receipts by the end of the year.  At a time when some traditional tourism trends are in decline, Sport Tourism continues to flourish and is set to grow exponentially in the next decade.

Yet the complex mechanics of Sport Tourism has not yet been fully understood or realised. WSDE will present the future business deals and source new contacts and markets, but also to gain invaluable insights from the advanced knowledge of market leaders.

(Oceanico Pinhal Vilamoura Golf Course is typified by rolling parkland terrain covered with numerous Atlantic pines)

Key Facts
Hilton Vilamoura Classic itinerary

Friday 14 January
- Arrival at Faro Airport
- Welcome Cocktail party at 7.30pm

Saturday 15 January
- Golf at Oceânico Pinhal Golf Course

Sunday 16 January
- Golf at Oceânico Old Course.
- Prize Giving and Gala Dinner at 7.30pm at the Hilton Vilamoura

Monday 17 January
Departure from Hilton Vilamoura and return home

(Home from home - the contemporary luxury of the Hilton Vilamoura)

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Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
R. da Torre d’Água, Lote 4.11.1B,
8125-615 Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal