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AWARDS SEASON Destination Golf Media Ltd destinationgolf@live.com www.destinationgolf.travel PUBLISHER Dermot Synnott EDITOR Karl Doyle CONTRIBUTORS Andrew Marshall Paul Marshall Ronald Montesano ACCOUNTANT Darren Maguire MARKETING MANAGER Kathy Synnott INTERNATIONAL OFFICES/AMBASSADORS • Albert Ferrer (Spain) • Ronald Montesano (USA) • Peter Barnes (UK) • Gene Oberto (Sweden) • Gianni Attanasio (Italy) • David Cooney (China) • Maarten Hageman (Netherlands) • Benjamin Oosterveer (Tunisia & Morocco) • Kevin Markham (Ireland) • Declan Crowe (Malaysia & Indonesia) • Jordan Fletcher (Canada) • Lee Owen (Australia) • Pall Sveinsson (Iceland) • Wayne Morden (Canada) 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 reporting excellent growth throughout 2014, and thefor Destination Golfassociations is delighted to all announce that we will be media partner oncethe again resorts from all over t heare world, with this years’ winners coming from US this year’s World Golf Awards, celebrating and rewarding excellence in golf tourism, 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, world-class courses and golf destinations. The awards ceremony will be hosted in the China, Mexico, Morocco and Ireland. A long-standing member and media stunning Conrad Algarve, Portugal, on Saturday 7th November – be sure to watch this partner of IAGTO, we are delighted to review the 2014 IAGTO Awards. space for this year’s winners. In January 2015, we were delighted to announce our media partnerships with leading golf e edition shows Toronto Showin(Canada) and Rhein Golf (Germany). on from Our main travelGolf feature this is on Mallorca (Spain),This afterfollows a recent visit our from our travelling duowith of Andrew and Paul Marshall. You will discover thatinthere is a lot media partnership the inaugural World Golf Awards, which took place the Algarve more toNovember the ‘Golden Isle’ the and stunning Theprofessional Marshall brothers 24 in celebrities from ent ertainment sport beaches. paired golfers back 2014. It’sthan not just possible to feature all of thewith winners from around the bring us for along on their Tee Times & Tapas trail and give us some insights into the best abut weekend of golf,back glamour and gala events. large scale event, world, we take a look to this event that isThis sure to grow stature which of the that Mallorca has to offer. They tell glitzy us about treasures such as theinhistoric capital took place at Mission Hills Haikou Resort is yet another prestigious golf event in coming years. of Palma, the picturesque mountain village of Deià, ancient castles, fantastic caves, China which is helping to positioning China on the world golf map. the spectacular Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and a rich local gastronomy. In addition, for golfers that, for to itsannounce size, Mallorca is well with As part of the our good globalnews expansion, we areis delighted new four newsupplied appointments: Our travelling duo of An drew & Paul Marshall v isited The Caribbean’s largest over 20 quality courses, and several are within chipping distance of Palma. Our resort Jordan Fletcher (DG Canada Rep), Lee Owens (DG Australia Rep), Pall Sveinsson (DG features take us to Carton House (Ireland). Much more than just a golf hotel, it offers Iceland Rep), Jonathan Star (Global Partnerships Executive) and Brian Murphy (Business two championship courses – Thesand Montgomerie and the O’Meara – a towering luxurious rum, reggae, jerkgolf chicken, sugary beaches, aquamarine waters, Development Manager). spapalms and an array of top-class in a really unique setting. The likes of Real and some top shelf facilities golf. AN AWARDING SEASON AHEAD Madrid and international rugby teams use it as a base for training and get-togethers –Our that tells you allofyou need&toPaul know. travelling duo Andrew Marshall travel to Scotland to t features comes from Cambodia, check out somegrowing of the best castle and golf course 2nd fastest golf destination Asia.combinations. Featuring Our ne