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03 May 2012 09:17
The study found the Spain and Portugal remain firm favourites with British golfers
More golfers are teeing off on a range of courses in far-flung countries in a move which shows tourism for the sport is on the up, according to a survey by KPMG.
The Golf Travel Insights survey, published by KPMG's Golf Advisory Practice, gathered the responses of 90 golf tour operators across 35 different countries.
The study found that Spain and Portugal remain firm favourites with British golfers, but also noticed more people heading to destinations such as Vietnam, Thailand and Turkey.
But whether heading for a well-known golfing paradise or one still finding its feet on the global stage, people should remember to first take out
sports travel insurance before teeing off.
The report found that nearly two-thirds of tour operators experienced an increase in the number of golf breaks booked last year. This was compared to less than 40% the previous year.
Andrea Sartori, head of KPMG's Golf Advisory Practice in EMA, said: "The quality of the golf courses is the most important factor for a consumer when choosing a destination, but the package price is now almost equally important."
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