Tourism NI Showcases NI's Golf Tourism Offering At Virtual Golf Convention
According to the Tourism NI website, Tourism NI and its industry partners are showcasing Northern Ireland's golf tourism offering at the Virtual Golf Ireland Convention this week.
Virtual Golf Ireland Convention
Following the success of the first Virtual Golf Ireland Convention in September 2020, the event will take place virtually again from 22 to 24 June 2021.
With over 35 Northern Ireland industry representatives registered to attend, the event will offer a unique opportunity to interact virtually with almost 100 golf tour operators from across the world through pre-scheduled appointments.
Tourism NI aims to use the opportunity to meet with international buyers, generate valuable business connections and highlight what is available in Northern Ireland for future programmes and itineraries.
Tourism NI's chief executive, John McGrillen, commented, "Golf has been making a significant contribution to our tourism economy in recent years and as we start our recovery plans it is essential that we remain front of mind with tour operators planning their itineraries from 2022 onwards."
McGrillen added that the convention "is a strong opportunity for our golf tourism industry to meet buyers globally, reinforce existing relationships and create opportunities with new buyers interested in programming golf trips here."
Tourism Recovery Action Plan
Speaking further, McGrillen said Tourism NI has "supported this convention for some time and through the Tourism Recovery Action Plan we can now also assist our industry to attend and sell."
Mcgrillen believes the demand for golf trips "has not declined" despite COVID-19, and remains "confident that our international markets will return when the time is right.”
The Virtual Golf Ireland Convention 2021 is a collaborative event between Tourism NI, Fáilte Ireland, and IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators).
© 2021 Hospitality Ireland – your source for the latest industry news. Article by Conor Farrelly. Click subscribe to sign up for the Hospitality Ireland print edition.