Algarve voted best golf destination in the world
The Algarve has been voted Best Golf Destination in the World for 2020 by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), which represents the global golf tourism industry within the 20th IAGTO Awards. The Algarve was elected by the vote of more than 700 tour operators, specializing in this industry and coming from over 60 different countries.
This is the third time that the Algarve is distinguished by IAGTO, having in 2006 and 2014 achieved the title of Best Golf Destination in Europe.
“Among the many factors that made it possible to reach the top of the voting are the quality and diversity of the Algarve’s golfing infrastructure, ease of access to the destination through frequent connections with Faro airport and the cost / benefit ratio. Added to this are other options such as the wide selection of accommodation options, the natural beauty of the region, the good weather that allows golf to be played throughout the year and the huge variety of attractions and additional motivations that make the stay richer. players visiting the region, with family and friends, ”says the statement from the Algarve Tourism Association.
The award was delivered this Thursday, the 17th, to João Fernandes, president of Turismo do Algarve. On the occasion, he said he was “very proud” to receive this award on behalf of all those working in the golf tourism industry in the Algarve, leaving thanks to IAGTO and all the tour operators who voted for this destination. “Not only is the Algarve a must-see place for the amateur golfer, it has attracted the best professionals in the world, thanks to the diversity and recognized quality of the 40 golf courses and the renowned hospitality and professionalism of the region’s agents. Golf days in the Algarve linger in the memory of golfers even after their holidays are over! Land of multiple charms, the Algarve is history, tradition, good weather, nature, good cuisine and something that cannot be explained… Just visiting! Therefore, we hope to receive lovers of the sport very soon! We invite you all to know the Algarve next week, which will be held the Portugal Masters 2019 (European Tour tournament), which this year will take place from 23 to 27 October, in Vilamoura”.
In the words of Peter Walton, President of IAGTO, “Algarve has always put the golfing visitor experience at the top of its agenda and for this reason I would like to congratulate all golf courses, hotels and tourism service providers. region’s golf course for this extraordinary achievement.”