Popularity of golf tourism continues to rise, according to new report

Popularity of golf tourism continues to rise, according to new report
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A new report from KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice has found that golf tourism is continuing to grow at a substantial rate.

The past few decades have seen the success of golf tourism rise considerably, and many golf tour operators are now tailoring their offerings to meet the specific needs of golfers.

Using data from a survey of nearly 50 golf tour operators, the report covered the golf tourism market in the year 2014.

The volume of tourist golf bookings in 2014 increased compared to the previous year, with 80% of surveyed operators reporting an increased number of bookings year on year.

The proportion of longer trip bookings increased compared to previous years, indicating the willingness of golf travelers to spend more on golfing holidays.

Spain and Portugal remain the two most popular golfing destinations globally, while South Africa, Morocco, the UAE, Thailand, Vietnam and Bulgaria were listed among the most popular emerging golf tourism hot spots.

Long-established destinations such as Scotland and the US continue to be popular golf destinations.

More details of the report can be found here.

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