IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators) is the global trade organisation for the golf tourism industry. Established in 1997, IAGTO's membership comprises 2189 accredited golf tour operators, golf resorts, hotels, golf courses, receptive operators, airlines, tourist boards, approved media and business partners in 96 countries including, at its core, 548 specialist golf tour operators in 61 countries. It is estimated that IAGTO’s operators control over 85% of golf holiday packages sold worldwide and turnover more than US$ 2.5 billion per year.
Currently, of IAGTO’s 548 golf tour operators, some 325 in 52 countries are already selling Asian golf destinations. IAGTO has unparalleled experience of making golf tourism events work for both suppliers and buyers, having first established the International Golf Travel Market back in 1998 and run hundreds of golf tourism conventions, workshops and fam trips in the past 17 years.
IAGTO is now well established in Asia with offices in both China and Thailand, and representation in Japan, Korea, Indonesia and Australia/New Zealand.
"If you want to get into the golfing industry and reach the top golf tour operators worldwide then being a member of IAGTO is a must."Ascot Tours, South Africa
"The emergence of IAGTO was a godsend for everyone working in golf travel. This dynamic organisation has generated new contacts which of course have led to an increase in business for us. Long live IAGTO!"Chateau des Vigiers, France