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International Golf Travel Market’s New Rome Venue

London, England: International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) organiser Reed Exhibitions has confirmed its initial programme for this year’s event in Italy, as well as a new venue in Rome.

Scheduled to take place from October 17-22, the host venue will be La Nuvola, the Italian capital’s newest state-of-the-art convention centre, which opened in 2016.

David Todd, IGTM’s Event Manager, said: “In order to provide our attendees with the best possible event experience and environment to do business in, selecting the location and amenities is our priority. We have made the decision to choose La Nuvola based on its adaptability, location and modern facilities, launching just six years ago. We are confident La Nuvola will meet our event’s and all our attendees’ expectations.”

The global golf tourism market size is projected to reach US$14,570 million by 2027, and IGTM brings the industry together to build business further as international travel booms once again.

Exhibitors, buyers, and the media will join forces for four days of pre-scheduled meetings, networking, and the annual IGTM Golf Day, to be held across four venues – Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, host venue of the 2023 Ryder Cup, Castelgandolfo, Golf Nazionale and Olgiata Golf Club.

Destinations already signed up for this year’s event include Ireland, Morocco, Tunisia, and South Africa.

David Connellan, Golf & Outdoors Activities, Tourism Ireland, said: “Golf is vital to the growth of the Irish tourism industry, and we see IGTM 2022 as vital in allowing our partners to showcase the best of Irish golf. IGTM places the best of buyers in front of our partners allowing them to highlight their offerings to the best quality audiences in a B2B setting.”

Phil Arger, Commercial Manager, Golf-Drives, said: “IGTM Rome will be the perfect platform to meet our core B2B market decision-makers face-to-face after what has been an incredibly challenging few years. We expect Rome to be the event that marks an end to the staggered recovery and a chance to really put the foot on the gas again in golf travel.”

Olivier Odin, Business Unit Operator, Play Golf in France, and co-founder and CEO of Private Golf Key, added: “I have been taking part in IGTM for 15 years and it is a must-go trade show to enhance our golf tourism business. Outside of our meetings, the networking is not to be missed. I can’t wait to be in Roma in October.”

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