Teeing it off! IGTM announces first live event in two years

Reed Exhibitions (RX), organizer behind International Golf Travel Market, has announced that the live event will be back in 2021. This is the first international meeting of the golf industry.It will be held at Celtic Manor, Wales, from 18-21 Oct 2021. This is the first time that the event has ever been held in the UK. Golf tourism will grow by USD 5.36 Billion between 2020-2024, according to COVID-19.David Todd, event manager at IGTM stated: We are delighted to announce the return to IGTM that so many businesses rely upon at such a critical time to support the rebound of the golf tourism sector. We have been closely working with the ICC Wales, our venue partner, to ensure a safe and successful event. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to this industry, which is a major revenue generator for many golf facilities worldwide and hosts millions of leisure travelers.More than 135 travel agents, concierge firms, and event planners have been confirmed from 28 countries, including Golfbreaks (UK), Leadingcourses.com(Netherlands), and Women on Fairways. The numbers are increasing daily. They will meet with the same number of top golf courses, resorts hotels, tourist boards, and DMCs around the world. We are delighted to announce that The PGA, along with 10 of its partners, is the latest confirmed exhibitor.For 4 days, buyers, exhibitors, and media will come together for pre-scheduled meetings, networking, as well as the annual IGTM golf tournament.ICC Wales chief executive Ian Edwards announced that the venue will host IGTM 2021. He said: This event is a part of what we hope to be a successful resumption in the meetings industry during this second half of the year. We have worked tirelessly with industry partners as well as the Welsh Government to ensure that we have strong safety protocols in place to allow for the safe return to conventions of the scale and scope of IGTM. We cannot wait to welcome back delegates to our extraordinary meeting spaces. While we will continue to follow the latest medical advice and guidance from the Welsh Government, the Event Research pilot events in the UK proved what we believe is true: the events industry is uniquely positioned to reopen safely. Their organised nature ensures that compliance with Test and Trace procedures is already built into the standard practice.