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IAGTO in Jakarta, 2015

Following on from the biggest and most successful Asia Golf Tourism Convention (AGTC), held on China’s tropical island of Hainan, the 4th edition of the annual event will move to Indonesia’s capital in spring 2015, bringing together golf resorts and destination from the Asia Pacific region with golf tour operators from all over the world. Being organized by global golf tourism industry organization IAGTO, AGTC has expanded each year since its inception in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in 2012.

The announcement of Jakarta as the 2015 venue, on the final day of meetings at AGTC 2014, was followed by the official hand-over from Haikou to Jakarta, with an exchange of gifts between Haikou Deputy Mayor Ren Qinhua and Professor Dr Sylviana Murni, Jakarta Deputy Governor for Culture and Tourism.

As Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta was one of Indonesia’s most important tourism destinations and a melting pot of cultures with its population of 12 million people. Besides offering historic sights, heritage trails, shopping, entertainment, dining, spa and international standard halls, it gathers 35 golf courses in mountain and city settings in the surrounding area, some of them designed by top names including Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman.