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Italy is ready to receive IGTM 2022

Italy and the city of Rome are ready to host the next IGTM international event in 2022 and ahead of the Ryder Cup 2023. The Enit body, in synergy


Italy and the city of Rome are ready to host the next IGTM international event in 2022 and ahead of the Ryder Cup 2023.

The Enit body, in synergy with the Italian Golf Federation, the Lazio Region and the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau and Fiera di Roma, are supporting the arrival in the country of the most important event to promote golf tourism at an international level scheduled this year at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport (Wales, UK) where the National Tourism Agency contacted 180 buyers with hundreds of sellers and local authorities.

‘The pandemic has revolutionized the way of thinking of the tourist who seeks experiences linked to the territorial experience and deep experiences and in contact with nature. Having IGTM in Italy and in Rome is an unmissable opportunity. Golf tourism is a competitive sector that contributes to Italy’s positioning on the international tourism scene. The event has already shown that it contributes to increasing the tourism GDP of the host countries. It is destined to grow by 5.36 billion dollars in the period 2020-2024, post COVID-19 ‘, has indicated the president of Enit, Giorgio Palmucci.

According to the statistics of the European Golf Association, EGA, there are around 1,400 golf facilities in Mediterranean European countries, of which 170 are located on the coast, 73 in Spain, 33 in Portugal, 25 in Italy, 19 in France , 12 in Turkey.

In Italy there are 90,229 golfers on the 386 golf courses (of which 140 have at least 18 holes). The 104 golf clubs are defined by the FIG (Italian Golf Federation) with a tourist vocation.

Golf ranks fifth among the sports marketed in the international markets for tourism intermediation to Italy (14.4%) after cycling (36.1%), skiing (25.8%), hiking (24.7%). %) and calcium.

There are 1.8 million appearances linked to golf tourism, (3.9 million appearances considering those who stayed in Italy for other reasons, but played golf during their holidays). For sports holidays in Italy, foreigners spend more between February and April, 35.3% of the total. Total spending reaches its peak in the summer months: around 38.0% between July and September.

Men (45% of the total male interviewees versus 40% of the total women) are mainly men who practice outdoor tourism, included in the age group between 35 and 64 years (53%) and quite evenly among the residents of the different Italian regions, residing in the medium-large centers.

In the survey on Italian holidays (carried out by ENIT between August 24 and 30) through about 4 thousand interviews with the population, the 2020 holidays sought after the blockade saw the desire for the sea prevail (60% ).

Local vacationers seek other vacation experiences, including those related to sports (6%) or cycling (1%).

Express. Drafting. JR