About the IGTOA
The IGTOA -Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association Ltd is an organisation that represents Ireland’s leading Golf Tour Operators. The IGTOA also represents the many companies that form the wider Irish Golf Tourism Industry. The IGTOA embodies Ireland’s leading Golf Tour Operators, Golf Courses, Golf Resorts,Accommodation Providers,Transportation Providers and companies who offer supporting services to the golf tourism sector such as Golf Media, Golf Merchandising,Golf Course Services and Golf Equipment.
The IGTOA was launched in 1996 by Enda Kenny,now Taoiseach of Ireland. Our IGTOA Golf Tour Operators have a common goal, the promotion of Irish Golf Tourism and the positioning of Ireland as the best golfing destination in the world. Our IGTOA Golf Tour Operators offer a specialised and tailored service in the creation and implementation of your dream golfing trip to Ireland.
The remit of the IGTOA as an association is to represent the various segments of our membership on a number of issues, to facilitate communication between our IGTOA Golf Tour Operators and their suppliers and to promote the island of Ireland as a leading international golf destination.
The remit of the IGTOA as an overall association is to represent the various segments of our membership on a number of issues, to facilitate communication between our IGTOA Member Golf Tour Operators and their suppliers and to promote the island of Ireland as a leading international world class golf destination.
Golf Tour Operators can join the assocation as “IGTOA Members” and suppliers can join the association as IGTOA Industry Partners”.IGTOA Industry Partners are defined as accommodation providers,golf courses,golf resorts,transportation providers and aviation companies who all service the Irish golf tourism industry.We also offer “IGTOA Business Partnership” which offers companies who are part of the wider golf tourism industry an opportunity to engage with their fellow golf industry colleagues through our various workshops and events.
In order to facilitate networking and communication between our assocation members the IGTOA hosts a variety of national events each year,both social and business platforms where delegates can meet,discuss current industry topical issues and stimulate new contacts and business for their companies.
The IGTOA engages with both the Department of Transport,Tourism & Sport in the Republic of Ireland and the Department of Enterprise,Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland, working closely with both Ministerial offices and their respective tourism agencies on an annual basis.The IGTOA also works closely with regional marketing agencies such as Shannon Development,Cork Convention Bureau and Dublin Tourism.
The IGTOA is recognised and supported by Fáilte Ireland, the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Tourism Ireland,IAGTO, the Irish Region PGA, Golfing Union of Ireland, the Irish Ladies Golfing Union, the European Tour, the Ladies European Tour and Ryder Cup Travel Services.
The Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association is a Non For Profit Company by Limited Guarantee.