Morocco, Gran Canaria, Ireland and Lisbon Golf Coast’s Royal Obidos golf resort joined forces with global golf tourism industry organisation IAGTO at its inaugural UK Golf Day. The event, staged at Brocket Hall Golf Club in Hertfordshire, was attended by 28 golf tour operators and 12 golf travel journalists.
Concur, the leading provider of spend management solutions and services in the world, today unveiled a multi-year sponsorship with PGA TOUR Player, Jason Day, the seventh-ranked player in the Official World Golf Rankings. He has won 4 times globally, including the 2014 WGC Accenture Match Play Championship; finished in the Top 10 at the 2010 and 2013 PGA Championship; tied for second at the 2011 and 2013 US Open; and finished third in the Masters in 2013.
Khiri Travel Thailand has confirmed it will start to promote golf itineraries in Thailand, using only courses that try to help the environment, heritage and the community. The initiative has been made possible by a pioneering partnership between Khiri Travel Thailand and Business Golf Thailand, founded by Professional Golf Association player Karl Hans, a 25-year PGA golf professional who’s been based in Thailand for five years.
Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, a leading tourism destination in Morocco, was one of the major participants at this year’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM). The participation at ATM focused on promoting dedicated packages for Gulf tourists with a focus on luxury, according to Stephan Killinger, President of the resort.
Mission Hills has confirmed the opening of more than 30 kilometres of nature and cultural heritage hiking trails, and an Eco Gallery education centre at all their of three top resorts in China, including Mission Hills Shenzhen, Mission Hills Dongguan and Mission Hills Haikou. Mission Hills is the largest resort company in China to put sustainable tourism best practices at the forefront of their hospitality efforts and guest services.
Phil Blizzard here speaks with Donald Trump, chairman and president, The Trump Organisation, who had just flown with his daughter Ivanka into Dubai onboard their private jet – a Boeing 757. Landing at Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central, the purpose of their visit was to inspect the progress of the development of The Trump International Golf Course.
Over 250 board and executive level sports industry representatives, including developers, investors and journalists from more than 40 countries, will be in Abu Dhabi over the next four days for The HSBC Golf Business Forum – an annual industry think tank which is being held at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa.
Hilton Worldwide has announced the official opening of the 265-room Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, formerly known as Al Hamra Fort & Beach Resort, following an extensive two-year refurbishment. With direct access to an 18-hole championship golf course and with stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and nearby Hajar Mountains, Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort features an inspired mix of 181 villas and suites, 75 deluxe guest rooms and nine luxurious suites.
The Moroccan National Tourist Office in London is to launch the Morocco Golf Championship in the UK. The Tour will host ten golf tournaments in England sponsored by the MNTO, with the winners and runners-up progressing to the grand final at the London Golf Club on October 1st.
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority has launched a series of ‘Play, Stay and Watch’ packages to increase international attendance at next year’s Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, which runs January 16th-19th at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Based around three-, five- and seven-night products dubbed ‘Tee For Three’, ‘Five Beats Fore’ and ‘Week at the Tees’, the packages – which include varying options for flights, on-the-ground transfers, accommodation, tee-times at the emirate’s six diverse playing facilities and access to most of Abu Dhabi’s leading leisure and culture-based attractions - are available via TCA Abu Dhabi’s specialist one-stop ‘Golf in Abu Dhabi’ initiative.
Running January 16-19 at Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the ninth Championship will see Welshman Jamie Donaldson face three of the world’s top 11 players - McIlroy, Rose and Donald - and the European Tour’s hottest young talent - Golf in Abu Dhabi Ambassador Manassero - when he defends the Falcon Trophy.