Algarve Was Named The Best Golf Destination In The World for 2020 ♦ The amazing Algarve was named the Best Golf Destination in the World for 2020 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), the entity that represents the golf tourism industry at a global level. The Algarve was elected through the votes of over 700 tour operators from more than 60 countries, all specialized in the golf industry. This is the third time that the Algarve is distinguished by IAGTO, having been highlighted as Europe’s Best Golf Destination in 2006 and 2014. Secrets From Portugal brings you more about this incredible achievement.
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According to the Algarve Tourism Association, the region continues to provide a superb selection of world-class layouts and there is also real value for money and huge variety with 43 outstanding courses stretching along its stunning coastline. It’s also a destination which is within easy reach for golf tourists with frequent flight connections with Faro airport. With a broad selection of accommodation options, year-round sunshine and an array of additional attractions for families, couples and golfers alike, it’s a destination which delivers on all fronts.
João Fernandes, the president of Algarve Tourism, said: “I’m very proud to accept this award, on behalf of everybody working within the golf tourism industry in the Algarve and we would like to offer our thanks to IAGTO and the golf tour operators who voted for us.“
“We believe the Algarve has so many reasons for people to visit us: the weather, the people, the beaches, accommodation choice and of course, golf. But even if all the ingredients are present, it still needs dedicated, passionate and highly-skilled people to serve it up correctly. And that’s what the people who work in the Algarve have done, not just this year, but in previous years and will do for many years to come.“
“We should also show our appreciation to the tour operators who work so hard to bring people to the region and thank them for their efforts and their continued faith in the Algarve. We hope to welcome you to our wonderful region again very soon.”, said João Fernandes.
Peter Walton, IAGTO Chief Executive said “In celebration of our 20th IAGTO Golf Tourism Awards, our 700+ golf tour operators in 64 countries were asked to vote for the destination that delivered the best experience for their golf traveller customers this year. The Algarve has consistently put the golf visitors’ experience at the top of their agenda and I would like to congratulate all of the golf courses, hotels and golf tourism suppliers in the region for this outstanding achievement.”
Make sure you don’t miss out on great golf in the Algarve in 2020!