SWING FOR VIETNAM 2019

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“Swing for Vietnam 2019”

Swing for Vietnamese Young Golf future

On May 10, the golf tournament “Swing for Vietnam – Because Vietnam Young Golf Future 2019” will take place at Long Thanh golf course to continue the goal towards young golf.

The tournament is expected to involve 144 golfers and promises to have unique programs that bring many interesting and memorable experiences to players.

Combined with the Mercedes Trophy Qualifier, the golfers who own the best-performing Mercedes in the tournament will receive a ticket to the Mercedes 2019 Final. Besides, the player also has the opportunity to win a Hole-in prize- One value is the luxury Mercedes car and many other attractive gifts.

In addition to the award items, at the Gala Dinner will take place the auction program to raise funds for the nation’s youth tournament.

For registration & payment contact:
Ms. Payment: 039 665 8589 – email: chivietnamgolf@gmail.com
Ms Vy: 0938 170 996 – email: tuongvy@golfproevent.com
For tour arrangements & logistic matter: VN Holidays info@vnholidays.com

Viet Nam has huge potential for golf tourism

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Viet Nam has huge potential for golf tourism

With around 40 golf courses which have modern designs and meet international standards, Viet Nam holds great potential to develop golf tourism.

 

In November last year, the country was honoured as “Asia’s best golf destination 2018” by the World Golf Awards. This was the second consecutive year it had earned this title.

Moreover, The Grand-Ho Tram Strip in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau received the “Asia’s best golf hotel” award, while Ba Na Hill Golf Club in central Da Nang City was honoured with the title of “Asia’s best golf course”.

These titles prove that Viet Nam has emerged as a leading attractive golf destination in the region.

According to the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO), there are about 60 million golfers in the world and golf tourism is the third-largest driving force for tourism movement in Asia.

Around 170 golf travel companies from 40 member countries of IAGTO that are exploring the Asian market want to expand their business in Viet Nam, aiming to increase 50 percent of buyers for the Vietnamese market. The figure proves that the potential and opportunities for the development of golf tourism are huge.

The IAGTO said that golf tourists are known for their long stays and high expenditure, which is usually 2.2 times higher than spending by normal tourist on average. Therefore, golf tourism will become an effective market to attract international visitors, bringing sustainable and stable benefits to the “non-smoke industry” in Viet Nam.

However, this type of tourism is still new to Viet Nam. A lack of connection between travel companies and golf course owners had caused a low rate of golf tours. In addition, the service system for golf tourism lacks professionalism. Notably, the country has not organised any large-scale golf tournaments.

According to experts, in order to develop golf tourism, it is crucial to set appropriate strategies for synchronous investment in the field. In addition to the improvement of infrastructure and professionalism of the service staff, the links between travel companies and golf courses, as well as between golf courses in Viet Nam and in the region, should be enhanced to operate professional tours.

Last year, Australian professional golfer Greg Norman was selected as the ambassador for Vietnamese tourism in the golf field for the 2018-2021 tenure. This is the first time Viet Nam has a tourism ambassador in this field. With his popularity, Norman is expected to help promote Viet Nam’s golf tourism to international friends.

Source: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (TITC)