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Golf travel companies commit to Golf LIVE 2011

9.19am 3rd November 2010 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Golf LIVE and its partner IMG have confirmed that a number of key companies from the Travel and Destinations category have already committed for 2011.

Leading the way is the Official Travel partner who have been joined by other influential organisations including; Marriott Hotels and Resorts, Turnberry, The Celtic Manor Resort, Cyprus Tourism, Chateau des Vigiers Golf & Country Club, Tourism Ireland, host venue London Golf Club and Visit Kent, who as well as Golf LIVE play host to the oldest event in golf, The Open Championship at Royal St Georges in July.

There will be more space allocated to destinations, resorts and golf clubs within the exhibition area known as The Hub, when the event takes place again next 20-22 May.

Feedback received from visitors to the inaugural Golf LIVE indicated a real thirst for more information on golf holidays and in particular the opportunity to have face to face discussions with the leading experts in this field. With 77% of all visitors to Golf LIVE having taken a golfing holiday or short break, it is clear there is a great appetite for this sector to be developed.

Event Director James Goode commented: “We are delighted that so many premium companies have engaged with Golf LIVE so quickly since the events inception. 65% of our exhibitors’ rebooked on site at the event earlier in the year and we have already surpassed the 2010 stand numbers. We are particularly pleased to have on board again as our Official Golf Travel Partner, as the market leader in their field they bring an interactive and genuinely useful benefit making it easier for golfers to plan and book their trips.” Director of Product and Marketing Keith Mitchell confirmed their support: “Golf LIVE is a great new concept for the golf calendar! It was a well organised and managed event that provided the perfect platform for to interact with many current and new customers over the three days. We are really excited to be the official Golf LIVE Travel Partner for 2011.”

These views were echoed by David Boyce from Tourism Ireland, “I had been looking for a alternative platform or venue in Britain to promote golf for Tourism Ireland for some time. When James Goode came to me with the Golf Live idea I immediately got excited and investigated the concept more closely and finally booked space. The event was a huge success, we had 9 partners from Ireland who were extremely satisfied and in fact we have booked again for next year using larger space. We just loved the concept of Golf Live!”

With a new host venue appointed for 2011 and a stunning line up of star golfers, coaches and presenters to be announced in the coming weeks, this a very exciting time for Golf LIVE.

Companies wishing to find out more about Golf LIVE should phone the sales team on 020 747 11080.

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