The Mijas City Council will attend the specialized golf fair ‘International golf travel market (IGTM)‘, which will be held in Rome from October 17 to 20, to promote its offer of courses, digital promotional tools and the five-star hotel La Zambra as the main tourist attractions of the city, according to what the Councilor for Tourism, José Carlos Martín, advanced this Thursday.
The mayor has highlighted that “we are going to international promotion of our brand ‘Mijas, sun and golf’, that unites all of our Mijas golf courses in a public-private collaboration, where together we promote this important sector to put an end to seasonality, as it is a sport that is practiced especially outside the summer season”.
The department already attended last year the edition held in Wales (United Kingdom), where the newborn branding Mijas was very well received as it aroused the interest of professionals in the sector, with Martín pointing out that for this edition “we have the experience of a year of positive filming of the brand, as well as new products to advertise such as the website www.mijassolygolf.com, where those interested in coming to play in our city can see all our offer, location, information and news in a common portal as well as make reservations online”.
For his part, the Councilor for Urban Planning and Sports, Andrés Ruiz, highlighted “the constant commitment of the Sports Department to attract high-level championships to the municipality to give the city a name and to help position that brand and that sport star productenvironment and good weather provided by playing golf in the city”.
Also, the mayor has valued “the last tournaments played in the locality, where visitors have enjoyed all the tourist offer offered by the destination giving a new impetus to the tourism and sport binomial that is consolidating and retaining visitors in Mijas”.
Both municipalities have detailed that they already have closed meetings with tour operators specialized in this sectoras well as with travel agencies focused on finding good golf courses to players from Northern Europe.
In addition to carrying the specific promotional materialthe Department of Tourism will put all this in context golf offer Well, as both councilors have pointed out, “in addition to the high quality of the 12 golf courses in the town which, by itself, attract athletes in this area, the wide range of possibilities offered by culture, leisure, and gastronomy of the place make many opt for Mijas over other enclaves as it is the most complete on a global level”.
One of the novelties presented this year at the IGTM in Rome is the opening of the Hotel La Zambra (former Byblos), that has already joined the city almost 200 more rooms to the accommodation offer.
“We have a five-star located between two fantastic golf courses that opens the doors to a tourist with a high purchasing power, a profile that is very fond of this sport, that helps us to position ourselves on the map of luxury in Europe”, added Martin.
Finally, the director of La Zambra, Joost Kruissen, pointed out the benefits of this five-star hotel and its excellent location between two golf courses with direct accessas well as 15 minutes from the rest of the fields, highlighting that the establishment “has a special locker area for golfers, as well as with a ‘Caddy Master’ and own buggies available to guests of La Zambra”.