David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes has announced the 20th edition of the International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) to be held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès in Cannes from December 11-14, 2017.
The landmark edition of IGTM is set to be a prelude to golf’s most prestigious team event, The 2018 Ryder Cup, which will take place at Le Golf National, on the outskirts of Versailles near Paris, France.
Commenting on this development, Lisnard said, “In view of the next Ryder Cup in Paris, the gathering of international golf tourism professionals in Cannes will be a wonderful opportunity to showcase France as a destination in an attractive and privileged golfing region. In hosting the 20th edition of IGTM, the leading event in the sector, we will play a major role in boosting tourism in the Riviera from the world’s sporting community, and more specifically British, American and Asian visitors.”
He further added that IGTM will help contribute to expanding the international reputation of Cannes, the capital of outdoor sports, and the Côte d’Azur as an unbeatable tourist and golfing destination.
Before and during IGTM 2017, FAM trips will also be organised on the Côte d’Azur for tour operators and specialist press in the golf travel sector.