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Fast-Growing Travel Concept: Golf Tourism


Golf tourism is a niche kind of travel and it is not for everyone. Those tourists are somewhat bigger spenders than others, and destinations included with golf courses are usually luxurious and staggeringly expensive.

When you think about America, the first thing that comes to your mind would be the Statue of Liberty, than the Hollywood sign and others, right? But would you think about golf courses?

Golf courses – places for deep focus, quiet and patience – are not on most tourists’ mind.

The U.S. was the fastest-growing destination for golf tour operators in 2013, according to data released by International Association of Golf Tour Operators, the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry.

The organization includes 553 golf tour operators that together control more than 85% of the world’s golf holiday packages, together with more than $2.2 billion in sales last year.

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