AIGTP Members at the 3rd AGTC in Haikou (from left): AIGTP Secretary Marinelle
Braña of Microtel by Wyndham; Ayon Sanchez of Executive Resources/Golf Holidays;
AIGTP President Connie Mamaril of Regent Travel Corp.; Wilbert Uy of Rizgolf Sports
Mktg.; AIGTP Vice President Maripaz Domingo of Executive Resources/Golf Holidays;
Carlynd Morata of Fairways & Bluewater; Jordan Mamaril of Regent Travel Corp.; and
AIGTP Secretariat Liza Gonzales of Regent Travel Corp. Not in photo: Cita Villanueva
of Fairways & Bluewater; Sherwin Tan of Happy Travel & Tours Corp.; and, Edwin
Villanueva of Light Miles Travel Inc.
AIGTP MEMBERS JOIN THE 3rd AGTC AT HAIKOU IN HAINAN, CHINA
Members of the Association for Inbound Golf Tourism Philippines (AIGTP) Inc. participated in the recently concluded 3rd Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC) hosted by award-winning golf and spa resort Mission Hills-Haikou and the Haikou Government.
The 3rd AGTC was said to have been the largest-ever golf tourism event to be held in Asia, with a record 556 delegates from 40 countries. The 2-day business sessions took place at Hainan International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Haikou.
The convention participants comprised more than 200 golf tour operator buyers from over 150 companies in 32 countries, meeting with 290 supplier delegates from 150 seller companies including golf resorts, golf clubs, hotels, inbound operators and tourist boards from 19 countries across the Asia-Pacific region: China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Fiji, Mauritius, India, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Australia and New Zealand. 60 media, dignitaries and other guests also graced the event.
Aside from having a larger contingent this year, the Philippines' presence at the convention was made even more noticeable with the wall ad display produced by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), showcasing Fairways & Bluewater in Boracay with “BORACAY. More than just white sand” and the announcement of the upcoming Media Fam to the Philippines in May 2014. The hype is in preparation for TPB's bid for the Philippines to host AGTC 2016.