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MAGAZINE Destination Golf Media Ltd Destination Golf Media Ltd PUBLISHER Unit A Glencormack Business Park Kilmacanogue Dermot Synnott Co. Wicklow Ireland EDITOR Doyle CONTRIBUTORS PUBLISHER Andrew Marshall Dermot Synnott Paul Marshall COMMERCIAL MANAGER Ronald Montesano Mark Behan ACCOUNTANT MARKETING MANAGER Darren Maguire Kathy Synnott MARKETING MANAGER DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER Adam Rogers Kathy Synnott FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Darren Maguire INTERNATIONAL OFFICES/AMBASSADORS PHOTOGRAPHY / EDITORIAL • Albert Ferrer (Spain) IAGTO Kevin (USA) Markham • Ronald Montesano Peter Ellegard • Peter Barnes (UK) • Gene ObertoINTERNATIONAL (Sweden) REPRESENTATIVES • Gianni Attanasio (Italy)(Spain) Albert Ferrer Ronald Montesano • David Cooney (China) (USA) Peter Barnes (UK) • MaartenGene Hageman Oberto (Sweden) Gianni Attanasio (Italy) (Netherlands) David Cooney (China) • Benjamin Oosterveer Maarten Hageman (Netherlands) Benjamin Oosterveer (Morocco) (Tunisia & Morocco) Kevin Markham (Ireland) • Kevin Markham (Ireland) Declan Crowe (Malaysia) • Declan Wayne CroweMorden (Canada) Owen (Australia) (Malaysia &Lee Indonesia) Pall Sveinsson (Iceland) • Jordan Fletcher (Canada) Dewi Merckx (Belgium) • Lee Owen (Australia) • Pall Sveinsson FRONT (Iceland) COVER Peter Walton, CEO of IAGTO • Wayne Morden (Canada) Text, photographs and illustrations in this publication are protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly forbidden. While every effort has been made to maintain integrity and accuracy, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any errors, inconvenience or legal proceedings of any kind arising from information, content, advice or advertisements contained herein. We are grateful to the many tourist boards and federations that have helped with certain text and images in this magazine. All rights reserved 2016. AWARDS SEASON GLOBAL GOLF TOURISM IS ON THE RISE The slightly calmer winter months provide the perfect time golf festivals, golf shows and golf awards shows. Lake Como in Italy recently played host to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) and the 15th annual IAGTO Awards. This glamorous awards show honours golf destinations, golf courses and golf Global tourism all reporting excellent growth throughout 2014,the andUS the resorts fromassociations all over t heare world, with this years’ winners coming from team at Destination Golf can’t wait to get the 2015 travel season under way. We’ve got states of North and S outh Carolina, the Dominican Republic, Spain, Slovenia, China, Mexico, Morocco and Ireland. A long-standing member and media But don’t take our word for it! Our cover story provides an in-depth Q&A session with Mr Peter partner of IAGTO, we are delighted to review the 2014 IAGTO Awards. Walton, Managing Director the International Association of Golf Tour Operators In January 2015, we wereofdelighted to announce our media partnerships with (IAGTO). leading With golf plans well under way for IGTM 2016 in Mallorca, our Q&A session drums up some exciting e shows Toronto Golf Show (Canada) and Rhein Golf (Germany). This follows on fromglobal our travel trends as we look towards 2017. media partnership with the inaugural World Golf Awards, which took place in the Algarve 24man celebrities ertainment sport paired professional golfers Our in the US,from Ronald SIt’s Montesano, hasand the road’ again with clubsfrom in tow, taking in back in November 2014.ent not possible to‘hitfeature all of thewith winners around the foratabut weekend of golf,Butterfield glamour and gala events. large scale which stops Texas Torretta, Tour18 Houston), California (Coronado world, we(La take a look back to thisTrail, glitzy event that isThis sure to grow in event, statureMunicipal), of the took place at Mission Haikou Resort is yet North another prestigious Washington (Chambers Bay),Hills Oregon (Bandon Preserve), Carolina (Dormie)golf and event South in coming years. Carolina at Stono Ferry).to Stumbling on a revolutionary war fortress is just one of the China(Links which is helping positioning China on the world golf map. Ronald’s adventures Part 2 of ‘Diverse As part of our globalinexpansion, we areDrives’. delighted to announce new four new appointments: Our travelling duo of An drew & Paul Marshall vAustralia isited The Caribbean’s largest Jordan Fletcher (DG Rep)