During a recent golf familiarisation trip organised by golf tour operator Kuoni Golfreisen, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) welcomed a number of Austrian golfers as well as a journalist from Austria, who all experienced an impressive taste of Cyprus’ golf portfolio.
Austria is vital golf tourism market for Cyprus, especially during the winter months, with more than 100,000 registered golfers and direct flights all year round.
Visitors enjoyed a tour of four golf courses including Aphrodite Hills, Eléa, Minthis Hills and Secret Valley, as well as Columbia Beach Resort Hotel and Aphrodite Hills.
Throughout their visit, the golfers played golf and enjoyed high-quality accommodation, local gastronomy and Cypriot hospitality.
Further enriching the golfer’s visit, CTO offered a wine tasting experience during a visit to a local winery.
The Kuoni Golfreisen Fam Trip granted the golf professionals with insight into Cyprus’ Golf product during the winter. It also highlighted Cyprus as a golf tourism destination both for golf holidays and golf training.
Cyprus’ golf portfolio, hotels, hospitality and the professionalism of the golf tourism stakeholders were commended by the visitors.
A result of the successful organisation of the Kuoni Golfreisen Fam Trip, a ProAm Golf Tournament is due to be organised in Cyprus in December 2016, while interest was expressed for Golf Pro Holiday bookings for the early winter months of 2017.