Tenerife is hosting the International Golf Travel Market this year, a meeting that will bring together 1,400 delegates, 140 tour operators and more than a hundred journalists in the Magma Conference Centre, Costa Adeje over the coming days, according to Peter Walton, president of the specialised golf tourism event.
President of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo , one of the local dignataries, present at the opening of the event, told reporters that a tourist who comes to the island to play golf typically has a longer stay, in a higher grade hotel and spends more whilst here, than the average tourist.
He went on to stress that the Canary Islands are a a year round golf resort, unlike some venues in mainland europe.
The fair has brought together tour operators, wholesalers, travel agents and booking portals from countries like Germany, Holland, the United States, China, United Arab Emirates and India.
The Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, said the fair is a “huge opportunity” for tour operators to demonstrate the benefits of coming to play golf in the islands with their “blessed climate” making them an all-year-round resort which also has numerous top class golf courses.