We Are Here to Promote.


Jo Maes, President

2006 - current

EGTMA members come from all over the world but have one thing in common: their passion for golf & travel and relaying that passion to their readers informing them about the world's best golf destinations. This is what binds us and organising media trips for this group of like minded people and then seeing the tangible results for the destinations is what keeps us going.

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E-mail.  jomaes@egtma.com
Tel. +353.1.442.9016 (office)
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The EGTMA runs around 6 media events every year at various destinations. A lot of the regions we have been fortunate to visit have received numerous accolades at various industry trade shows. For example, Belek in Turkey saw an EGTMA delegation visit the region for three consecutive years and this generated so much coverage that they are now very much at the forefront of golf tourism.

Ugur Budak, Golf Tourism Coordinator, Antalya Golf Club, Belek. “We were very fortunate to have been selected to host the EGTMA Media Masters event back in 2007. All the golf clubs in the Belek region immediately agreed and we were able to showcase our product to around 30 journalists. The coverage generated from that event surpassed by far our expectations, hence we immediately agreed to host a second and third event which gave us the same results.”

Another region that has benefitted from EGTMA visits has been the North & West Coast Links region in Ireland. John McLaughlin, Managing Director adds: ”Our region has benefited enormously from the coverage we received through EGTMA members following their visits. We are a well know destination for US visitors but having a European promotion is equally as important for us. Hence we were voted Europe’s Golf Destination of the Year at the 2010 IAGTO awards. We are now proud to be awarded Gold Partner after our 5th event in 2012 and will be continuing our partnership for years to come.”

‘When we from the golf industry in Tunisia were introduced to the EGTMA, we were immediately interested in hosting an event. Twenty six golf and travel journalists have now seen that our country is very much open for business and golf is a major contributor to our future. We are delighted with the results and coverage so far received. Tunisia has had its set of challenges over the years but the EGTMA has continued to be of great support to our country”
— Omar Cherif, Managing Director Citrus Golf, Tunisia.