- World Golf Awards touches down in the Algarve, Portugal, for inaugural Gala Ceremony
Thu 13 November 2014
World Golf Awards has touched down in Portugal as finishing touches are put in place ahead of the inaugural Gala Ceremony.
A global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the showcase will take place at the Conrad Algarve from November 13th-16th.
World Golf Awards will see presentations made across a range of categories during a red carpet event, with leading golf tourism destinations competing for titles including Best Golf Resort, Best Golf Course, Best Golf Tour Operator, and Best New Golf Course.
The presentation of the awards on the Saturday, November 15th, will form the centrepiece of a three-day itinerary for the event, allowing guests to enjoy some of the world-class facilities on offer at the famous Quinta do Lago Resort.
Everything from a chauffeur driven airport pick-up, to a full 18-holes of golf on both the Friday and Saturday, with food and beverages supplied, will be included in the weekend package.
World Golf Awards Managing Director Chris Frost said: “With just days to go until the launch of the inaugural World Golf Awards I can really feel the tension mounting. The votes have been tallied and it will be an honour to present the leading players in the golf hospitality industry with the recognition they so richly deserve.”
Among the highlights of the event will be a chance to play on the newly renovated Quinta do Lago North Course – a challenge for golfers of all standards set in a natural woodland setting of pine, gorse, heather and wild flowers.
The World Golf Classic will be held on the new North Course Quinta do Lago during the day of the Gala Ceremony.
Having already generated sustained media interest, Destination Golf Travel is the latest industry leading title to sign up as a partner. The publication joins International New York Times, Bloomburg Businessweek, and CNBC in partnering with the event.
Providing a flourish of exquisite quality for attendees of the event, Laurent-Perrier will provide refreshment during the presentation of the awards on Saturday, November 15th.
Take a look at the full list of nominees here or visit the official website here.
Notes to EditorsAbout World Golf Awards
World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations.
Golf tourism constitutes a vital segment in the global travel and tourism marketplace. The inaugural World Golf Awards will be hosted at Conrad Algarve in Portugal on 15th October 2014.
The worldwide voting process for 2014 begins on 20th June 2014 and closes on 2nd October 2014. Votes will be made by professionals working within the golf travel and tourism industry – senior executives, travel buyers, tour operators, agents and media professionals. Votes may also be cast by the public (golf tourism consumers). The voting works on a first-past-the-post system to ensure impartiality and independence. Votes are submitted online via the World Golf Awards website. The winners of each national category will go head-to-head with the winners of the other countries before the unveiling of the World Winners.
World Golf Awards is part of World Travel Awards, currently celebrating its 21st anniversary as "the Oscars of the travel industry".
Our global media partners include the leading brands: TV5Monde, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek and CNBC. This global media partner network has a monthly readership of 1.7 million and a TV audience reach of 90 million.