CTO promotes Cyprus golf at Spanish exhibition
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation took part in the International Golf Travel Market IGTM 2015 in Tenerife, Canary Islands, one of the leading golf tourism exhibitions in the world which attracted more than 1,400 business stakeholders including more than 500 exhibitors golf courses, national tourism organisations, hotels, etc., as well as 325 golf tour operators.
The Cyprus exhibitors at IGTM included the CTO, the main golf course operators of Aphrodite Hills, Eléa, Minthis Hills and Secret Valley, as well as the hotels Aphrodite Hills Resort, Kanika Hotels & Resorts, Thanos Hotels & Resorts, Columbia Hotel & Resort, Anemi, and Capital Coast Resort & Spa.
CTO representative Maro Kazepi had meetings with more than 40 golf tour operators and journalists in an effort to highlight the competitive advantages of the island in an effort to promote Cyprus as a golfing destination.
The island’s main golf markets include the UK, the Nordic countries, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, and others.
Cyprus aims to promote itself as a “golf paradise” in an ideal climate especially during the winter when most golf courses in central and northern Europe are closed. More than 70% of golfers from these markets travel for golf holidays and 75% of golfers are looking for new destinations. Undoubtedly, golf tourism can contribute towards the lengthening of the tourist season and the attraction of winter tourism since 80% of the total number of over 100,000 annual golf rounds on the island is played during the non-summer period of September to May.