Slovenia to host 2018 International Golf Travel Market

International Golf Market

The 2018 edition of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), a leading global event for the golf tourism industry, will be held in Ljubljana, the Slovenian capital, which was voted the IAGTO Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year 2015.

The prestigious event will be held at The GR Exhibition and Convention Centre, which is located in the heart of Ljubljana, from October 15-18, 2018.

The rapidly expanding golf destination welcomed more than 4.3 million visitors in 2016 and currently has 13 golf courses, including Royal Bled Golf Course – the oldest in Slovenia.

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“We are very proud to have been selected as the host destination of IGTM 2018 and we look forward to welcoming the leading golf tourism suppliers, buyers and media from across the globe to Slovenia,” enthused president, Golf Tourism Association Slovenia, Žiga Osterc.

“We have invested significantly in the game of golf over the last 20 years and continue to see a growing number of international visitors who are drawn to the high standards of service and accommodation, good value for money and wide range of international-standard courses.”

He concluded: “By hosting IGTM, visitors will be able to see for themselves why Slovenia is not only one of Europe’s emerging golf holiday destinations, but an unforgettable tourist experience as well.”

Exhibition manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Peter Grimster also remarked on the news: “As the 2015 IAGTO Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year winner, we are confident Slovenia will be a perfect destination to host the world’s largest gathering of golf tourism professionals.

“The quality of the golf courses and resorts is outstanding and, combined with the excellent conference facilities in one of Europe’s most picturesque capital cities, we are confident that IGTM 2018 will be a huge success,” he added.

The appointment-based event, organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions, regularly attracts more than 400 buyers and over 550 golf travel suppliers.