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Tony Jacklin Honoured as Largest Ever IGTM Celebrates Success

1.26am 19th November 2012 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Tony Jacklin with Giles Greenwood (l) and Peter Walton of IAGTO

Tony Jacklin, the most successful Ryder Cup Captain in history, was honoured at the 12th annual IAGTO awards ceremony, marking the conclusion of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) 2012, held in the Algarve, Portugal from 12-15 November 2012.

Jacklin was guest of honour at the gala dinner, staged at the Tivoli Marina Hotel, Vilamoura, which brought the curtain down on the most successful IGTM to date, with almost 13,000 delegates from 47 countries.

The glittering awards ceremony celebrated the best performing golf destinations from across the globe, including Dubai, Vietnam and the Dominican Republic.

The Supplier of the Year accolade was awarded to Onyria Resorts, owner of Quinta Marinha, Cascais and Palmares in the Algarve itself, while Terre Blanche Resort, France, Marriott Sawgrass, Florida and Mazagan Resort, Morocco, also received awards for Golf Resort of the Year.

Peter Grimster, Exhibition Manager at Reed Travel Exhibitions, said: “IGTM provides an accurate representation of the golf travel industry’s performance and its future prospects.  This year we have seen record numbers of scheduled appointments and with figures increasing year on year, IGTM continues to be a platform not only to celebrate successes but to create opportunities for future achievement within the industry.”

Peter Walton, Chief Executive of IAGTO, added: “More than 450 golf tour operators from 59 different countries cast their votes for these prestigious awards, taking into account many important factors including customer satisfaction, quality of golf courses and accommodation, value for money and support from the local tourism industry. The awards highlight the strength within the golf travel industry – celebrating successes and encouraging destinations across the world to help their industry to grow.”

The 2013 winners are:

Golf Destination of the Year:

Europe – Gran Canaria

Asia and Australasia –Vietnam

North America –MontereyCounty

South America and Caribbean –Dominican Republic

Africa and Middle East –Dubai

Golf Resort of the Year

Resort Europe– Terre Blanche Resort, France

North America –Marriott Sawgrass, Florida

Rest of the World –Mazagan Resort, Morocco

IAGTO Supplier of the Year 

Onyria Resorts

IAGTO Honorary Award

Tony Jacklin



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