Tue 03 February 2015

World Golf Awards, the most prestigious awards programme in the golf tourism industry, has revealed Conrad Algarve, the most modern five star hotel in the region, will host its Gala Ceremony 2015.

The World Golf Awards 2015 will run from November 5th-8th at Conrad Algarve.

Attendees will be welcomed to the luxurious hotel on Thursday, November 5th, with a round of golf on one of the three championship golf courses at Quinta do Lago on Friday, November 6th.

A networking dinner will follow in the evening, before the Second Annual World Golf Awards Classic competition on the morning of Saturday, November 7th.

In the evening, the unveiling of the World Golf Awards will form the centrepiece of the itinerary, before guests depart on Sunday, November 8th.

World Golf Awards Managing Director Chris Frost said: “It is an honour to be returning to the Conrad Algarve in southern Portugal for our second Gala Ceremony; the hotel was instrumental in the success of the inaugural World Golf Awards in 2014.

“The Algarve is the centre of the golfing world, and it was no surprise when Portugal took the title of World’s Best Golf Destination last year. With voting set to open in just a few short weeks it will be down to you, the voters, to decide if the destination is able to hold on to this most prestigious of crowns.”

Voting for the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony 2015 opens on March 1st.

“The Conrad Algarve is extremely proud to be hosting the World Golf Awards Gala Ceremony for the second year in a row,” said Conrad Algarve General Manager Joachim Hartl.“

It was an incredible pleasure to be part of the first edition of such a prestigious event in which Portugal was inclusively awarded as the World’s Best Golf Destination and makes more than sense to extend this connection with the golf hospitality industry. The Conrad Algarve Team will be more than happy to welcome all the participants and make the most of this evening that will take place on the November 7th 2015.”

Golf sponsor Quinta do Lago will also offer World Golf Awards guests a chance to enjoy its three award-winning championship golf courses – the South Course, Laranjal, and new North Course, which was co-designed by Beau Welling and European Ryder Cup-winning captain Paul McGinley. Each has been expertly designed to complement its natural surroundings, while offering its own set of unique challenges. Wide lakes, undulating fairways and strategic bunkers characterise the terrain, along with carefully tended greens, which are considered to be among the best in Portugal.

John Dwyer, chief executive at Quinta do Lago, said: “It was a great privilege for Quinta do Lago to play a leading role in the first World Golf Awards. The visibility it brought created a great buzz about the resort and its success helped cap a special year for us, which included the re-opening of the North Course.

“To be involved again is a great honour and a tremendous opportunity to showcase our five-star facilities to some of the top names in the golf industry.”

For nomination information please contact World Golf Awards Managing Director Chris Frost or visit the the official website.

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About 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. An estimated 60 million golfer visits will take place in 2015 to the 32,000 golf courses and resorts worldwide.

The 2015 World Golf Awards will focus on the leading 130 nations who are shaping the future of this dynamic industry.While celebrating and rewarding excellence across golf resorts, courses and the golfing destinations throughout the world, World Golf Awards will strive to ultimately raise the golf tourist customer experience and stimulate both the domestic and international golf tourism market.

The worldwide voting process begins in March 1st.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.

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