Tourism objective linked to golf. Italy and Rome - reads an Enit note - are ready to host the next international appointment of the IGTM in 2022 - or the International golf travel market (www.igtmarket.com) - in view of the Ryder Cup scheduled for 2023 a Roma.
The official venue will be the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, a Capitoline club owned by the Biagiotti family. Enit, the organization that promotes tourism to Italy in the world - strongly wanted, in synergy with the Italian Golf Federation, the Lazio Region and the Rome and Lazio Convention Bureau and Fiera di Roma, the landing in our country of the most important The international golf tourism promotion event scheduled this year at Celtic Manor Resort in Newport (Wales, United Kingdom) where the National Tourism Agency put 180 buyers in contact with hundreds of sellers and local authorities.
Ryder Cup, statements
"The pandemic has revolutionized the way of thinking of the tourist who is looking for experiences linked to the territorial experience and to deep experiences and in contact with nature. Having Igtm in Italy and Rome is an unmissable opportunity.
Golf tourism is a competitive sector that contributes to Italy's positioning in the international tourism scenario. 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 2020-2024 period, post Covid", declared the president Enit Giorgio Palmucci.
According to the statistics of the European Golf Association (Ega), there are about 1,400 golf facilities in the European Mediterranean 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 in the 386 golf courses (of which 140 at least 18 holes); 104 Golf Clubs are defined by the FIG (Italian Golf Federation) with a tourist vocation. Golf, however, is still in 5th place among the sports marketed on international markets as regards the intermediation of tourist flows to Italy (14.4%) after cycling (36.1%), skiing (25.8% ), trekking (24.7%) and football.
Attendance linked to golf tourism is estimated at 1.8 million, (3.9 million appearances in those who stayed in Italy for other reasons but played golf during their vacation).