Golf Destination of the Year 2019
With little surprise, our beautiful city of Hua Hin has won the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) Golf Destination of the Year for Asia 2019 award.
“It is the second time that Hua Hin has won the award in this category since 2014, and the fifth time it has gone to either a region of Thailand or the country itself. Thailand also won IAGTO’s Emerging Golf Destination of the Year Award for 2006, the second time in only five years.
The Award was presented 18 October, 2018, during the International Golf Travel Mart (IGTM) 2018 to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The Award carries enormous weight because it is voted for by specialist golf tour operators, who are members of IAGTO.
Held annually since 1998, the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) is attended by over 500 golf tourism suppliers who join 400+ pre-qualified buyers and 100 international press for four days of pre-scheduled appointments, networking, and industry and trend updates.
The participating golf tourism professionals are estimated to collectively control 80% of the world’s outbound golf tourism market.”
Article link: IAGTO – Asia’s Golf Destination of the Year 2019
Located about 200 kilometres south of Bangkok, Hua Hin is the country’s oldest beach resort. The summer retreat of Thailand’s Royal Family for more than 90 years, Hua Hin has long been a popular destination among Thais. Indeed, it was where Thailand’s first golf course – Royal Hua Hin Golf Club – was built in 1924.
A number of world-class golf courses, hotels and resorts, health and spa facilities and high quality villa developments have made Hua Hin even more attractive as a place to live in the last few years. The Banyan Golf Club Hua Hin is a favourite of ours and hosts the annual ‘Rotary of Royal Hua Hin Charity Golf Tournament‘ which Orchid Palm Homes are very proud to be the main sponsor for, with money being raised each year for various worth while charitable causes in Hua Hin & around Thailand.