The Western Cape’s natural paradise of the Garden Route has been recognised as the 2014 Golf Destination of the Year for Africa and the Gulf States by the global trade association of the golf tourism industry, IAGTO.
Nils Flaatten, CEO of Wesgro, the Western Cape’s official tourism, trade and investment promotion agency, collected the award at the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) in Spain on behalf of the province.
“It is fantastic to win this award in which we were up against nominees in Mauritius, Kenya, Abu Dhabi and Morocco and I hope it will encourage more golfers to visit this beautiful part of the Western Cape,” Flaatten said. “Golf tourism is one of the contributing factors in driving economic growth through tourism and also provides jobs in areas which rely on tourism.”Read More »
From R5,885.00 p.p.s.Read More »
That brings me back to the original seminar, which after a few more presentations was turned into a brainstorm session on how to grow the golf industry in South Africa. I would assume you are not really interested in why and how ‘we’ as an industry plan to sustain and grow our own industry, but I did find it fascinating to realize that we actually have no idea where the industry stands, how many people specifically come to South Africa to play golf (as opposed to the ones who come to South Africa and may play the occasional round…), how much they spend and how often the return.Read More »
What sparked the writing of this blog is that today is the 1st of September, known as Spring Day here in South Africa. Our friends and family in the Northern Hemisphere are coming to the end of their summer, moving into autumn, while here the flowers are blooming, the days are getting longer and the temperatures are on the rise again. Obviously things are a little different here…Read More »