Fri 06 November 2015

World Golf Awards has arrived in Portugal ahead of the Gala Ceremony 2015.

The leading global initiative to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in the golf hospitality industry, the World Golf Awards weekend will take place at the Conrad Algarve until November 8th.

It is the second year in succession the luxurious hotel has welcome the ceremony.

World Golf Awards Managing Director Chris Frost said: “It is a pleasure to return here to the Conrad Algarve as we put the final touches to our Gala Ceremony 2015.

“As our guests begin to arrive ahead of a lavish weekend of networking, banqueting, and, of course, golf, it will be an honour to recognise the leaders among them during the presentation our prestigious awards on Saturday night.”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.

Take a look at the full list of nominees here.

The presentation of the awards on the Saturday evening 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.Providing a flourish of exquisite quality for attendees of the event, Laurent-Perrier will provide champagne refreshment during the presentation of the awards.

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.

Portugal Golf Membership, a digital platform that offers benefits to golfers wishing to travel to Portugal for a golf break, has also been selected Golf Partner for the Gala Ceremony 2015.

To find out more head over to the official World Golf Awards website, or email Managing Director Chris Frost.

Notes to Editors

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.

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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