TOURISTS who visit
Since 2005, the golfing sector has seen visitor numbers increasing by more than three per cent each year, and in 2010 alone, 427,000 golfers spend €687m in Andalucia.
The first study carried out in Andalucia since 2005 by the Junta de Andalucia Tourism Council reveals that the Costa del Sol has become the main point of reference for golfers in the region, thanks to the wide variety and quality of golf courses, improved connections via train and plane, and the number of hotels and other activities on offer.
Tourists who visit Andalucia mainly for golfing account for two per cent of the total number of visitors, and 4.5 per cent of the total tourism income. A high percentage of golfers who visit
Amongst British golfers, the average profile is that of a group of friends over 35 years old, with a wide social status, all belonging to the same club who want quality golf courses as well as varied leisure and cultural alternatives.
Most prefer destinations with direct flights from their home locations and short transfers to the golf course.
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