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The Gold Coast will host in 2013 the largest golf fair in the world

The Gold Coast will host in 2013 the largest golf fair in the world

Tarragona. Costa Daurada. November 16, 2012. in the Algarve, Portugal has announced that the Gold Coast's bid to host the 2013 IGTM Travel Market has been the winner. The IGTM Travel Market is the premier event for golf tourism industry worldwide. The application has been brewing in recent months with the promotion of Tourism in Tarragona Province, Lumine Golf Association and Golf on the Costa Dorada. Complementary and basic at the same time the project has received the support of the Catalan Tourism and TurespaƱa. The 2013 edition of IGTM will take place at the Convention Center in Aventura, which also has a very strong commitment to this event. This year's edition of IGTM has collected more than 1,400 golf professionals from 65 countries, including 350 golf tour operators, responsible for 80% of the outbound market in the world. The event is followed by more than 100 journalists in the sector. The president of the Tourism Council of Tarragona Province, Albert Batet, commented that "this event so we decided to map the world of golf on the Costa Dorada. 4 days will be like if we did a job promotion, under normal conditions, would cost 7 or 8 years to achieve.'s a challenge and a great opportunity for the Gold Coast and we should be pleased to have achieved it. " The golf tourism generates an annual turnover in Spain of over 1,200 million euros. The daily expenditure of tourists from the Gulf rises 171 euros a day, a figure that is 75% higher than the average daily expenditure of tourism in general. Catalonia, though, with 38 fields, the second state in the territory of the volume of supply is behind in Andalusia, the Canary Islands and Valencia. From the next edition of IGTM expected that this situation can be corrected and, in turn, to benefit the Gold Coast so special. The Costa Dorada, with its 7 golf well distributed throughout the country (Montroig, Reus Salou, Vilaseca, Calafell Tarragona), you can find a very important turning point regarding the importance of product courses in the area. The candidature of the Gold Coast has had to compete and beat three very solid proposals that were submitted from Como (Italy), Cannes (France) and Tenerife (Spain). The IGTM will hit next year in its 16th edition and for the first time, held in Catalan destination.

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