The 3rd Asia Golf Tourism Convention proved to be the largest-ever golf tourism event to have taken place in Asia with a record 556 delegates from 40 countries. AGTC 2014 was hosted by award-winning golf and spa resort Mission Hills Haikou and the Haikou government, with the convention business sessions taking place over two days at the spectacular ocean-front Hainan International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Haikou.
During the convention, more than 200 golf tour operator buyers from over 150 companies in 32 countries met 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.
There were 137 delegates from China alone, with 57 sellers and 80 tour operator buyers. The convention was also attended by 60 media, dignitaries and other invited guests.