Golf tour operators report rise in bookings

A new report from KPMG’s Golf Advisory Practice has found that golf tourism around the world is continuing to grow at a substantial rate.

The volume of tourist golf bookings in 2014 increased compared to the previous year, with 80% of surveyed operators reporting an increased number of bookings year-on-year.

The report indicates that the past few decades have seen the success of golf tourism rise considerably, and many golf tour operators are now tailoring their offerings to meet the specific needs of golfers.

The proportion of longer trip bookings increased compared to previous years, indicating the willingness of golf travelers to spend more on golfing holidays.

Spain and Portugal remain the two most popular destinations globally, while South Africa, Morocco, the UAE, Thailand, Vietnam and Bulgaria were listed among the most popular emerging golf tourism hot spots.