Visits to the UK in the first half of 2015 are 16.8 million, the highest recorded over the first six months of any year showing a five per cent increase over 2014. In addition, visits to the UK by overseas visitors are three per cent higher in the twelve months to June 2015 compared to the previous twelve month period at 34.9 million. In June the UK welcomed 3.23 million visitors, in line with the record set in June 2014.
Voters from across the golf hospitality industry are being invited to cast their ballots as voting opens ahead of the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2015. The event will be staged at the luxurious Conrad Algarve, Portugal, for the second successive year on November 5th-8th, 2015.
World Golf Awards, the most prestigious awards programme in the golf tourism industry, has revealed Conrad Algarve, the most modern five star hotel in the region, will host its Gala Ceremony 2015. The World Golf Awards 2015 will run from November 5th-8th at Conrad Algarve.
Ernie Els’ Malaysian masterpiece, The Els Club Teluk Datai, has been named the ‘World’s Best New Golf Course’ at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted in Portugal. Just two weeks after its official grand opening, the four-time Major winner’s stunning Langkawi layout, which sits amidst a tropical rainforest stretching to the shores of the Andaman Sea, scooped the much-coveted accolade, voted upon by golf travel executives and members of the media.
Golfasian has taken the title of Asia’s Best Golf Tour Operator at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted by Conrad Algarve in Portugal. Nena Huwae, Golfasian European marketing manager was presented with the trophy by Steve Rider, the evening’s host and former anchor for the BBC’s golf coverage.
Portugal has taken the title of World’s Best Golf Destination at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted this evening at the Conrad Algarve. The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the event also saw St Andrews Links - Old Course recognised as the World’s Best Golf Course, while The Els Club Teluk Datai was awarded the honour of World’s Best New Golf Course.
World Golf Awards has touched down in Portugal as finishing touches are put in place ahead of the inaugural Gala Ceremony.The only global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the showcase will take place at the Conrad Algarve from November 13th-16th. World Golf Awards will see presentations made across a range of categories during a red carpet event, with leading golf tourism destinations competing for titles including Best Golf Resort, Best Golf Course, Best Golf Tour Operator, and Best New Golf Course.
Video: Breaking Travel News continues its series of golf tourism reports ahead of the debut World Golf Awards to be held in The Algarve, Portugal, next month. On this occasion Phil Blizzard visits the Emirates Golf Club an iconic golf course, and home to the Dubai Desert Classic, which last year celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Poland’s premier golf resort is ending a memorable season on a high by launching a new interactive website and confirming that it has been shortlisted in the inaugural World Golf Awards. Modry Las Golf Club celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2014 by doubling its on-site accommodation and creating a spectacular nine-hole course. Its new website and prestigious nomination tops off a dynamic year for the resort.