(Greater Palm Springs, CA) - June 11, 2015 - The International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) begins its 7th Annual North America Golf Tourism Convention this Sunday at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa.

The more than 300 attendees will have the opportunity to experience Greater Palm Springs during the 4-day North America Convention. Open to golf resorts, golf clubs, hotels, ground handlers and other golf tourism suppliers who are members of IAGTO, the program consists of one-on-one meetings, educational seminars, welcome reception, dine-around, final night dinner and golf tournament. Attendees include golf tourism professionals from the United States and 22 countries.

In 2012, Greater Palm Springs was voted the #1 Golf Destination in North America by IAGTO members. This prestigious award showcased Greater Palm Springs to domestic and international golf operators and along with hosting the North American Convention in 2015, Greater Palm Springs continues to be considered one of the top destinations for golf and leisure travel.


Established in 1997, IAGTO is the global trade organization for the golf tourism industry with a membership base of 1,800 companies in 90 countries. Members are comprised of over 550 golf tour operators in 62 countries controlling 85% of all international golf vacation packages sold worldwide.

About Greater Palm Springs, California

Greater Palm Springs is Southern California’s premier resort and golf destination. Discover a place of many experiences and surprises in nine distinctive cities: Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella. As a respite for mind, body and spirit, Greater Palm Springs is ready to provide you with an unparalleled sense of escape, adventure, recreation, relaxation and your own unique way to play--anytime of the year. For more information on Greater Palm Springs, go to visitgreaterpalmsprings.com.

IAGTO contact:
Peter Ellegard, Editor TLM Media Ltd
Mobile: (771) 027-0517

CVB Golf contact:
Gary Orfield, Travel Industry Sales Manager
Mobile: (760) 282-4882