CTO promotes Cyprus golf at Span­ish ex­hi­bi­tion

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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.

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