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‘Driving’ Golf Tourism for Ireland at IGTM in Lisbon

Tourism Ireland’s drive to grow golf visitor numbers from around the world continued this week – at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Lisbon.

A total of 21 golf and tourism operators from the island of Ireland joined Tourism Ireland at this important event for the global golf travel community, which brought together more than 1,300 golf travel professionals from around the world.

The companies from Ireland have been engaging in four days of one-to-one, pre-scheduled appointments, as well as networking sessions – which provided a valuable opportunity to negotiate and exchange vital contracts for 2024.

Sinéad Murray, Tourism Ireland’s Acting Head of Business Partnership, said: “IGTM is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our world-class golf. This is just one element of Tourism Ireland’s busy promotional programme to encourage more golfers from around the globe to consider a holiday on the island of Ireland. Our message is that the island of Ireland offers international golfers the complete package – with some of the very best golf in the world, spectacular scenery and the warmest of welcomes.

“We’ve also been taking every opportunity to highlight the fact that The Open will return to Royal Portrush in 2025 and the Ryder Cup will take place at Adare Manor in 2027. Tourism Ireland will be pulling out all the stops once again to leverage the tourism potential of these prestigious sporting events in our important golf markets around the world.”

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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