July 15, 2017
Golf tour operators from around the globe were eager to find out more about golfing in The Islands of The Bahamas at the 10th IAGTO North American Golf Tourism Convention (NAC) recently.
The NAC attracted nearly 200 golf tour operators and was held at the Trump National Doral Miami country club in Miami, Florida.
IAGTO is the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry, which comprises of 2438 accredited golf tour operators, golf resorts, hotels, golf courses, receptive operators, airlines, tourist boards, approved media and business partners in 95 countries including, at its core, 652 specialist golf tour operators in 62 countries.
It is estimated that IAGTO operators control some 87% of international golf holiday packages sold worldwide and in 2017 they carried 2 million golfers with a turnover of more than USD 2.5 billion.
The NAC was open only to golf resorts, golf clubs, hotels, ground handlers and other golf tourism suppliers from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Ministry of Tourism officials, Earl Miller, GM and Angelika Cartwright, Golf Marketing Manager pictured above meeting with one of the international buyers at NAC. (Photo by Donna Ash, MOT Sports Tourism Administrator)
NAC Buyer/Seller Floor at Trump National Doral Miami (Photo by IAGTO)
The Islands Of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, The Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles with some of the world’s best scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, as well as, shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway and provides convenience for travelers with preclearance through U.S. customs and immigration, and the Bahamian dollar at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It’s Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.