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International Golf Travel Market en-route to a sell out show

9.08am 24th July 2008 - Travel

International Golf Travel Market, the world’s premier golf travel event, which takes place in Andalucà­a in Spain on 17 – 20 November of this year, has announced the latest exhibitor news confirming that participation is almost 100% sold out.

IGTM, now in its 11th year, works closely with its show partners to bring together specialist golf tour operators, incentive travel agents, meetings and conference organisers with over 400 exhibitors and is recognised as the must-attend show for the golfing community.  

The exhibitor portfolio consists of leading hotels, resorts, golf courses, airlines, and suppliers of golf related products, involving representation from in excess of 45 countries including Europe, North America, South, America, Asia, Australasia, Middle East and Africa.

The Spanish region of Andalucà­a welcomes IGTM in 2008. The host destination will be showcasing top hotels and courses from the region. There will also be a strong attendance from other Spanish regions including Valencia, the Canaries, Catalunya and Murcia, who are all expanding their presence this year.

Portuguese participation is as strong as ever with representation from the Algarve and Lisbon Golf Coast. The UK will be showcasing a strong front with exhibitors from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England’s Golf Coast in the North West of England.

Attendance has grown from Italy this year as nine Italian regions take part. The same applies to Turkey who will be showcasing 15 resorts. The Egyptians have also confirmed their attendance with an expected group of ten resorts taking part.

New destinations showcasing at the 2008 show include Poland, Hungary & Slovenia reflecting the fast growth of the sport in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mark Walsh, Group Exhibition Director of the event stated; “The global representation featuring at this year’s International Golf Travel Market makes it the most geographically comprehensive show to date, highlighting the global appeal the event has for the international golf travel sector. Over four thousand appointments were conducted in Cancun at IGTM in 2007 and we are anticipating Andalucà­a in 2008 to be bigger and better than ever before.”

Not only is space limited on the show floor for exhibitors but the allocation of hosted places for both golf buyers and press is fast selling out. IAGTO buyers receive four nights complimentary accommodation at one of the official hotels as well as free attendance at the IGTM Golf Tournament.
Potential buyers and exhibitors wishing to attend International Golf Travel Market are urged to contact the IGTM team with their interest as soon as possible.

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser. Reed organises a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. It’s portfolio of over 460 events serves 52 industry sectors.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In 2005, Reed Elsevier made adjusted profit before taxation of £1,002 million on turnover of £5,166 million. 

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