World Golf Awards: Portugal is the best golf destination worldwide
Portugal has taken the titles of World’s and Europe’s Best Golf Destination at the inaugural World Golf Awards, hosted at the Conrad Algarve.
The World Golf Awards (WGA) is a global initiative to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry.
According to the WGA, this victory stems, to a great extent, to the excellence of Algarve’s golf courses. These prizes reinforce last year’s trophy, awarded to Algarve by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators, of Best European Golf Destination.
“It is a privilege to receive such important awards to the Golf hospitality industry, particularly knowing how determinant was the contribution of Algarve’s Golf courses to this triumph” said Algarve’s Tourism President Desidério Silva.
“These two awards will certainly contribute to the promotion of Portugal as a tourism destination, in particular to golf tourism in Algarve. The country is going to benefit significantly from this world recognition”” he added.
According to the WGA golf is expected to generate in 2014, 600 million visits to the 32 thousand golf courses and resorts worldwide.
Votes were made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry; senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes were also casted by the public (golf tourism consumers).
All votes were submitted online via the World Golf Awards website.