Wales will host the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) from 19 – 22 October 2020, marking the first time the global B2B event for the golf travel industry has been welcomed to the UK.
More than 1,000 international golf tourism suppliers, venues, destinations, buyers and media will be welcomed to the Celtic Manor Resort and the brand new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales).
The exhibition will take place in the 4,000sqm pillar-free main hall at ICC Wales, with the newly-built 1,500-seater auditorium being used for the welcome address. Arrival and farewell receptions will take place at the Celtic Manor Resort, and the event’s golf tournament will showcase Wales’ extensive variety of courses.
David Todd, event manager of IGTM, said: “We are delighted that our new host for IGTM 2020 is going to be Wales and our venue is Celtic Manor Resort. Their partnership proposal to us was both inspiring and creative giving the event a new state-of-the-art venue in the ICC Wales and committing to offering all participants the world class golf courses for the pre and post event matches. We are looking forward to IGTM 2020 taking place in Wales and working with the Meet in Wales team to #GolfTogether.”
Celtic Manor Resort and ICC Wales chief executive Ian Edwards added: “Being the first UK venue to host IGTM is something I am incredibly proud of. In our first month of opening at ICC Wales, we have already seen the new opportunity that exists for Wales to stage global events and it is great that we will be welcoming another one of the stature of IGTM. The Ryder Cup in 2010 gave us the international profile to showcase Wales as a golf destination for the first time and this great news is undoubtedly part of that legacy. It’s another great opportunity to welcome the international golfing world to Wales and to promote the year-round golf offering that exists right across the country and the rest of the UK.”
The event is in partnership with The Vale Resort, Marriott St Pierre and Royal Porthcawl.