Education City Golf Club last week attended the first ever virtual golf tourism exhibition IGTM Links. IGTM Links ran from the 20th – 22nd October 2020. It’s designed for golf destinations, resorts and courses to showcase their products to highly-qualified golf tour operators through a sophisticated online appointment system. IGTM is a community for golf travel professionals who are looking for a highly focused and cost-effective way to grow their business. Pre-scheduled meetings are the heart of IGTM, which provide golf destinations, resorts and courses with the opportunity to connect with leading golf travel agents and tour operators who help grow the world’s outbound tourism market. Over 1,300 golf travel professionals usually attend IGTM, making it the largest meeting place for the industry,
With Covid-19 disrupting many physical get-togethers, IGTM have decided to introduce IGTM Links as a big thank you to the industry and a means of preparing it for the future. While no replacement for the physical IGTM event—it will allows golf clubs, resorts and tour operators to connect and benefit from one-to-one meetings with mutually favourable people in the trade, join panels with key speakers from the industry and reach out to key people in the media.
Education City Golf Club continue to develop and work with international organisations to develop golf tourism in Qatar, leading up to FIFA World Cup 2022 and further a field into the tourism development of Qatar.
With three golf courses and 2020 host of the Commercial bank Qatar Masters Education City Golf Club is well positioned by offering something for everyone from tuition to golf. Positioned in Education City, the facility adds to the endless facilities that support tourism such as Al Shaqab, Qatar National Library and much more.
“Typically we have visited IGTM annually as part of our strategic outlook to develop golf tourism in Qatar and with global flight restrictions we are excited about this new platform to connect with Tour Operators as we look towards developing this segment again in 2021 in line with the upcoming Commercial Bank Qatar Masters” said Michael Braidwood General Manager of Education City.