Golf Tourism eyes 10% global mar­ket

To keep the golf game on, MOT, IGTA and FICCI to­gether or­gan­ised the sec­ond edi­tion of the Golf Sum­mit from Oc­to­ber 26 - 27, 2015 in New Delhi. The 3rd edi­tion will be held in Septem­ber 2016, though the dates are yet to be fi­nalised.

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The Min­istry of Tourism (MOT), Gov­ern­ment of In­dia, Fed­er­a­tion of In­dian Cham­bers of Commerce and In­dus­try (FICCI) and In­dia Golf Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion (IGTA) jointly or­gan­ised the sec­ond edi­tion of the FICCI Golf Tourism Sum­mit (FGTS) 2015 from Oc­to­ber 26 - 27, 2015 at The Lalit, New Delhi and ITC Grand Bharat, Mane­sar.

The in­au­gu­ra­tion of the Sum­mit was held at The Lalit, New Delhi and ITC Grand Bharat, Mane­sar and was graced by the pres­ence of

Dr. Ma­hesh Sharma, Min­is­ter of State (In­de­pen­dent Charge) Tourism, Govt of In­dia; Vinod

Zut­shi, Sec­re­tary Tourism, Govt of In­dia; Dr. Jy­ot­sna Suri, Pres­i­dent, FICCI and

Ra­jan Sehgal, Pres­i­dent, IGTA among other dig­ni­taries.

Sehgal says, “We don’t want to lose the con­ti­nu­ity so, we have an­nounced that the third edi­tion of FICCI Golf Tourism Sum­mit will be held in Septem­ber next year. The dates and the venue for the same are yet to be de­cided.”

The Sum­mit wit­nessed seven hours of struc­tured, presched­uled B2B meet­ings in two days be­tween 20 hosted hand­picked new set of lead­ing for­eign tour op­er­a­tors from across fif­teen coun­tries who spe­cialise in Golf Tourism with the stake­hold­ers from In­dia, be­sides the in­ter­ac­tive con­clave pon­der­ing over crit­i­cal is­sues on the first half of the first day.

IGTA or­gan­ised a game of golf on Oc­to­ber 27 to cheer up the for­eign dig­ni­taries and re­fresh them up af­ter the hec­tic busi­ness de­lib­er­a­tions of the two pre­ced­ing days. It also or­gan­ised Fam trips to golf cour­ses for the hosted for­eign tour op­er­a­tors.

Rahul Chakravart­y,

Di­rec­tor Tourism, FICCI, says, “Golf Tourism in In­dia is still evolv­ing. In In­dia we have golf as a game but not yet that prom­i­nent as a tourism sec­tor. So, with this ini­tia­tive of ours we hope golf to evolve as a tourism sec­tor. Get­ting even a five or ten per cent of the global mar­ket will be a huge in­bound flow for us.”

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