Fast-growing membership body Golf Tourism England (GTE) has launched a state-of-the-art website which will act as a touch point for golfers looking for information on booking a memorable golf holiday in one of the world’s oldest and best-established golfing destinations.
This announcement comes at an exciting time for GTE, which is also celebrating breaking through the 100-member milestone in its bid to extend its services to golf courses, tourism operators, accommodation providers and leisure attractions involved in golf nationwide.
Both of these landmarks represent the early success of the GTE vision, set out by founder and CEO Andrew Cooke, which seeks to unite the stakeholders within golf tourism in England, in order to rival the recent success achieved by neighbouring markets in Scotland and Ireland.
Constructed by leading design agency Sears Davies, the site will serve as a resource for all inbound visitors seeking further information about which courses they would like to play, the best places to stay, travel and transportation, top-rated restaurants and off-course entertainment.
It will also assist the Golf Tourism England team in servicing new member enquiries, as interest in the body goes from strength-to-strength.
“I am delighted to be in the position to launch our brand new website today, and would like to thank each one of our members who have given their support to the GTE strategy since we launched just nine months ago,” said Cooke.
“It serves as affirmation that we are making excellent progress in our bid to set up an association that will have a beneficial effect for all of those involved in the country’s golf tourism industry.
“As our membership growth accelerates, this site will serve as a valuable tool in attracting the interest of a worldwide audience, which will be able to find out more information about all of the services they require to build a memorable golf break in England.
“I would also like to extend my thanks to Sears Davies, which has been pivotal in the site’s construction.”
National tourism board and GTE partner Visit England praised the establishment of the new website as another important achievement which demonstrates the rapid progress being made by GTE.
Head of Business Tourism for Visit England, Simon Gidman, said: “The establishment of Golf Tourism England’s new website is a hugely important step in its development as the first point of call for local and international visitors thinking of England for their next golf break and we are delighted to see it come to fruition.
“We would also like to praise the foresight of all of those who have joined the Golf Tourism England initiative so far. Their involvement will prove to be crucial in establishing stronger working relationships between all of the stakeholders in English golf tourism, which will be a key element of establishing the country in its rightful place as one of the world’s most popular golfing destinations.”
The site is constructed across two individual sections, one which is consumer-facing and designed to appeal to the prospective visitor by promoting all that is great about golf in England while the other provides golfing bodies with information on membership and the associated benefits.
Golf Tourism England www.golftourismengland.com