IAGTO’s CEO Peter Walton notes: “While golf tourism is not immune to global or regional crises – be they economic, security, environmental or health by nature – we have seen over the past two decades that golf travel bounces back quicker than most other tourism industry sectors once the risk or fear has run its course.
A downturn in visitor arrivals often goes hand in hand with a tightening of belts, but our advice to suppliers and tourist boards in regions affected by Covid-19 is to ensure that promotional funds be readily available the moment that confidence returns to the market. Don’t get caught unprepared or with insufficient funds if normality returns sooner than expected.”
The good news for the golf market is – the easing of lockdown has coincided with a massive golf boom. As golf courses and golf resorts all over the world were given the green light to re-open, there has been a huge surge in membership and an unprecedented demand to play golf.
Although tourism is currently suffering due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, with many traveller attractions closed – golf courses in the main remain open and when travel restrictions can be eased – golf holidays make a very attractive proposition.
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