Diverse Group Visited Daytona Beach as Part of IAGTO’s North American Tourism Convention
(Daytona Beach, Fla.) - The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) held its annual North American Golf Tourism Convention in Florida, and as part of the event, several tour operators enjoyed the Daytona Beach golf experience and came away raving about one of the game’s rising destinations.
Tour operators from Costa Rica to Australia visited Daytona Beach, enjoying golf at the acclaimed Hills Course at LPGA International and the Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort, two of the premier layouts along the Central Florida coast.
Like so many golf groups that visit Daytona Beach, the tour operators had almost as much fun off the course, driving laps around Daytona International Speedway as part of the Richard Petty Driving Experience and enjoying dinner at 31 Supper Club.
"The courses were some of the best I have played in a very long time," said Aaron Boyd of Tourico Holidays. "[They were] very beautiful courses with unique designs. I couldn’t have asked for a better golfing trip and I will be out soon to play again."
“I have come to really appreciate the Daytona Beach area,” said Landy Blank, of Costa Rica Travel, who will be leading a trip Daytona Beach in February that centers around golf and Speedweeks.
“What an awesome trip,” said Joe Shelter, also of Turico Holidays. “The NASCAR ride was a once in a lifetime opportunity. I learned so much about the destination that I never knew before.”
“Working with IAGTO to bring 13 international tour operators in to experience golf in the Daytona Beach area for the first time was a great opportunity,” said Linda McMahon, director of group sales with the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Many of the operators we met with are now planning to combine golf activities for their international groups surrounding some of our signature events such as NASCAR races and motorcycle rallies.”
Home to more than 20 courses, golfers across the country are having their eyes opened to the virtues of a Daytona Beach golf trip. The destination, which enjoys nonstop flight service and a host of off-course activities, has everything group leaders are looking for, including tremendous value.
Daytona Beach offers a variety of stay-and-play golf package specials, giving groups the opportunity to customize their itinerary.
For more information, go to DaytonaBeach.Golf.