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International Golf Travel Market comes to Wales in 2020

Wales will play host to the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) 19-22 October 2020 - the first time the global B2B event has been welcomed to the UK.

Wales will welcome a thousand international golf tourism suppliers, venues, destinations, buyers and media at the Celtic Manor Resort and the new International Convention Centre Wales (ICC Wales) in partnership with The Vale Resort, Marriott St Pierre and Royal Porthcawl.

The announcement by IGTM follows hard on the heels of last week’s news that Wales had secured another major international tourism showcase for 2020 in the shape of VisitBritain’s MeetGB flagship event, which will take place at Celtic Manor and ICC Wales in April.

Next year is also the ‘Year of the Outdoors’ in Wales, when the principality’s strengths in outdoor pursuits, sports, activity, adventure and culture will be promoted.

Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan, said: “It is excellent news that ICC Wales has secured another international event. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for us to showcase Wales’ credentials as a fantastic golf and business events destination - as well as our first class hospitality.”

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.”

A three-day IGTM exhibition will take place in the 4,000 qm pillar-free main hall at ICC Wales with the welcome address in the 1,500-seater auditorium that opened in September.