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Travel News Phil Mickelson to design Trump International Golf Club at MNC Bali Resort MNC Land, one of Indonesia’s largest property developers, announced today that world-renowned golf professional Phil Mickelson has been retained to redesign its 18-hole championship course in Tabanan, Bali, under plans to re-launch the property as Trump International Golf Club. The golf course is part of the Bali Nirwana Resort, which is set to close on July 31st 2017 and will undergo a complete transformation and will re-open as a brand-new, world-class, 6-star resort and destination beach club operated by the Trump Organization. Mickelson to play at Silverado Resort and Spa World Golf Hall of Fame member and 3-time Masters Champion Phil Mickelson has committed to play in the Safeway Open presented by Chevron, October 4-8, 2017 at Napa Valley’s Silverado Resort and Spa. This will be Phil’s second year in a row playing in the season-opening Safeway Open PGA TOUR event. In 2016, the popular Mickelson drew large crowds shooting four rounds in the 60’s finishing at 14 under par. Value drives Algarve towards another record golf year The Algarve continues to exceed golf visitor records after a flying start to 2017, while it has also retained its place as the best value holiday destination for UK tourists. The region is widely-regarded as Europe’s number one golf destination with 43 fabulous courses and hit an all-time high for golf visitors numbers in 2016 and the sights are now set on another new record after nearly 328,000 rounds were played in the first quarter of this year – another six per cent rise on last year’s figures. Oregon’s golf tourism set to soar with the NAC 2018 Golf tour operators will get the chance to explore Oregon when the 10th annual North America Golf Tourism Convention (NAC) heads to the central region of the Beaver State in 2018. The event, organized by global golf tourism organization IAGTO, is being staged at Sunriver Resort, near the town of Bend in Central Oregon, from 24-27 June 2018 20th edition of IGTM set to welcome new buyers International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) has announced a significant increase in the number of first-time buyers to pre-register for the 20th edition of the world’s premier global event for the golf tourism industry. The 20th edition of IGTM will take place at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes, in the south of France, from December 11-14, 2017. Tenerife Golf set to erupt with Azalea Tenerife Golf, the national association for the promotion of golf on the largest of the Canary Islands, has engaged Azalea to handle its PR and marketing interests in the UK. Tenerife features nine different and varied golf courses: Buenavista in the west, Real Club de Golf de Tenerife in the north, and Golf Costa Adeje, Abama, Las Americas, Golf del Sur, Amarilla, and Los Palos in the south. Tecina Golf is a 40-minute ferry ride from the mainland on the beautiful island of La Gomera. Volume 3 • Issue 40 13