PLAY GOLF BALI
Members of the Play Golf Bali partnership were out in force at the sixth annual International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC). Branded ‘AGTC on the Beach’, the week’s gathering was billed as Asia’s largestever golf tourism event and took place at the Furama Resort Danang and the Centara Sandy Beach Resort, both of which are on the beachfront, only 15 minutes from Danang Airport. More than 4,000 meetings took place between some 600 delegates from 37 countries including almost 250 golf tour operators. Among the delegates included representatives from Bali National Golf Club, Bukit Pandawa Golf & Country Club, Handara Golf & Resort Bali and New Kuta Golf. All are part of the Play Golf Bali partnership that was launched this year with a view to spreading the word about the golfing delights of the Island of the Gods. As a result of hosting AGTC this year, Danang Department of Tourism expects that Danang will be recognised as the heart of golf tourism in Vietnam and that this will be a launch pad for Danang to become one of
Asia’s most popular golf destinations. In addition to launching the Bali Golf Festival (May 25 to June 24), the Play Golf Bali partners will join forces to host a Bali Golfing Extravaganza (NovemberDecember) and the Bali Dewata World Golf Tournament (December 19-25), an event staged in conjunction with Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism.
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